The fellowship finances a three-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington in Washington, D.C. While in residence, the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series, the Asia Pacific Issues series, or the Policy Studies 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 includes 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 may begin as early as May 2012 and extend until January 2013. Additionally, at the discretion of the Director, a small grant to cover field research in Asia 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 March 5, 2012. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions on or before April 15.