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Asia Studies Research Fellowship at East-West Center in USA, 2017

The East-West Center (EWC) accepts applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake Asia Studies Fellowship research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy. Applicants must be nationals of a country from the Asia-Pacific or the United States and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend.

The overreaching aim of establishing the East-West Center was to transform the public higher education to improve quality and efficiency of teaching and learning, creating a world-class higher learning institution.

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

Applicants with or without a Ph.D. will be considered; those without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience. Applicants must be nationals of a country from the Asia-Pacific or the United States (see below for a list of eligible countries) and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend. Successful applications will include a completed online application form, a full CV, two letters of reference, and a policy-relevant research proposal of five pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined and a tentative hypothesis and arguments. A brief bibliography of the relevant literature is also welcome but not required. Each proposal must make the case that the proposed project can be completed in three months and that a fellowship in Washington, D.C. would further this research (For example: by interviewing government officials/policy experts, access to archives at local institutions etc.).

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Benefits

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $5,000 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at EWC in Washington, round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C., and reimbursement of any applicable visa fees. Residency may begin as early as March 2017 and extend through September 2017. All fellowships must conclude by September 30. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing and medical insurance coverage during their term of residency.

Application

The mode of application is online.


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