The Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship
The East-West Center in Washington (EWCW) provides three-month fellowships for individuals from the Indo-Pacific and United States undertaking research on topics of relevance to contemporary U.S.-Indo-Pacific policy. During their residency, selected fellows will be able to engage with experts affiliated with EWCW, as well as attend EWCW seminars and events around Washington, DC. EWCW encourages fellows to engage with the Washington policy community, including participating in events at other institutions or agencies; so long as it does not interfere with the fellows’ duties and the East-West Center in Washington is named as their affiliation.
Residency may begin as early as April and extend through September. All fellowships mustconclude by September 30. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend while in residence at EWCW, office space and accompanying resources, and round-trip economy airfare to Washington, DC. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing and medical insurance coverage during their term of residency.
While in residence, the fellows must complete:
- An article for the EWCW Asia Pacifc Bulletin series
- A draft to be considered for publication in either the East-West Center's AsiaPacific Issues series or Policy Studies series
- A public seminar on their topic
Although fellowship research projects are independent in nature, to maximize time and successfully complete these requirements, fellows must complete and submit a project timetable to the fellowship coordinator, who will follow-up periodically on project progress.
Applicants with or without a PhD will be considered; those without a PhD will be considered based on their relevant professional experience. Applicants must be nationals of a country from the Indo-Pacific or the United States (see below for a list of eligible countries) and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend.
Due to East-West Center funding regulations for the Asia Studies Fellowship, non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are selected as fellows will need to be on East-West Center J-1 visa sponsorship during their residency. Acceptance of the fellowship will subject fellows to Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or the 'two-year home country residency requirement' before the fellow may apply for a change of status in the United States, permanent residency, or an H, L, or K visa.
Applications must include all of the below in order to be considered.:
- A completed online application form
- A full CV
- Two letters of reference
- A 5-page (double spaced) policy-relevant research proposal of five pages
The proposal must:
- Discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined and a tentative hypothesis and argument
- Make the case that the proposed project can be completed in three months
- Explain how a fellowship in Washington, DC would further this research (For example: by interviewing government officials/policy experts, access to archives at local institutions etc.)
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