East-West Center Affiliate Scholar Program
The East-West Center’s Affiliate Scholar program provides a limited number of opportunities for graduate students from universities and institutions world-wide, to have a short-term affiliation with the Center while working on a thesis or dissertation research related to the Asia Pacific region.  Affiliate scholars pursue their research in the library, and connect with faculty and other scholars and specialists at the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa whom they have previously identified as sharing their interests. 


The Affiliate Scholar Program invites applicants who are able to provide their own funding, which includes but is not limited to travel, living expenses and health insurance.  The Affiliate Scholar Program is short-term in nature, with visa sponsorship ranging from one month to a maximum of one year. Affiliate Scholars pay a program administration fee of US $40 per month of award.


Consideration for the Affiliate Scholar Program is both competitive and based on space availability. There is no set application deadline; however, we recommend that applications be submitted at least a semester (three to four months) in advance of the proposed study period to ensure availability of Center housing.  This will also allow sufficient time for visa processing for those applicants who need visa sponsorship.


Affiliate Scholar Application Materials:



Send application and accompanying documents to:


East-West Center
Education Program
Attention:  Affiliate Scholar Program
1601 East West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601 USA




Program Administration Fee


Applicants admitted into the Affiliate Scholar Program pay a program administration fee of US $40 per month of award (e.g., 1 mo. = $40; 2 mos. = $80; 3 mos = $120, etc.). This fee may be paid in US dollars by cash, check or money order (made payable to the East-West Center), or online credit card payment (see link below). Payment in full for the entire award length is due no later than one week after arrival at the East-West Center.


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