The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program, endowed by POSCO, is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center. The Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia, as they relate to Korea.
Nature of the Fellowship
POSCO visiting fellows are in residence at the East-West Center for one to two months and undertake research and writing on an agreed topic. Fellows are provided with a stipend and round trip economy airfare between their home base and Honolulu. They are required to give one seminar, prepare a high quality paper to be submitted for publication, and join in East-West Center activities. The Fellow may also be asked to participate in local outreach and public diplomacy activities. Proposals for cost-shared fellowships are welcomed.
Areas of Research
Each year during the period from March 1 through the end of February of the following year, the East-West Center invites four to six visiting fellows. These fellows will spend one or two months each carrying out policy-related research on contemporary issues in Korean studies. In particular, the POSCO Fellowship Program is intended to generate constructive and informative research in four important areas: (1) issues concerning the two Koreas and Northeast Asia; (2) security issues involving Korea and Northeast Asia; (3) economic and social issues in Korea; and (4) political development in South Korea.
Expected Outputs and Publication Opportunities
Under the Korea Foundation grant agreement, POSCO Visiting Fellows will be required to prepare a quality paper addressing the issues as outlined above or developed in his or her proposal to be published in academic journals or in book format. An abbreviated version of the paper may be a candidate for publication in the Center's Asia Pacific Issues series -- a policy relevant peer-reviewed series with papers ranging in length from 3,200 to 4,200 words (10-12 double-spaced pages). The Center's Editorial Committee will consider submissions. POSCO Visiting Fellows customarily provide a presentation on research activities and findings at a center-wide seminar at the conclusion of the fellowship.