Northeast Asia Fellowship Program, USA

Scholarship in Northeast Asia, USA

The fellowship finances a three-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington. While in residence in Washington, D.C., the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series or Asia Pacific Issues series.

The first full draft of the manuscript should be completed before the end of the residency period. Fellows will also give a public presentation on their topic.

The fellowship will include a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $4,500 ( dependent upon experience ) while in residence at EWC in Washington and round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C. Residency at the Center will start in September.

Additionally, at the discretion of the Director, a small grant to cover field research, in Asia only, may be available. Fieldwork in the region must be completed prior to residence at the East-West Center in Washington.

Applicants with or without a Ph.D. will be considered. Applicants without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience. Applicants must be nationals of a country within the scope of their Fellowship or the United States and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend.

Successful applications will include a completed fellowship application form, cover letter, a full CV, two letters of reference, and a policy-relevant research proposal of ten pages (double spaced).

The proposal should discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined, tentative hypothesis and arguments, a review and short bibliography of the relevant literature, plans for fieldwork (if any), and project time frame. If field research funds are sought, please briefly explain why and how they are to be used. All materials must be received by October at

Northeast Asia Fellowship Program,
East-West Center in Washington,
1819 L St.,
N.W., 2nd Floor,
Washington, D.C. 20036-3866.

Applicants will be notified of selection decisions on or before December.

Download the application form to apply. Application materials, including reference letters, can be sent to washington@eastwestcenter.org.

Reference letters can be sent via email or post, by the writer or applicant. To send large files, or if you have trouble emailing files, use this link: upload files.

For more information please email: washington@eastwestcenter.org