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:
- Program Overview & Application Instructions (doc)
- Application Form (fillable doc)
- Reference Letter Form (fillable doc)
- Housing Information (pdf)
- Affiliation Letter Instructions & Template (doc)
Send application and accompanying documents to:
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.