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Visiting Fellow Programs

The East-West Center offers several opportunities for scholars to conduct research at the Center:

  • East-West Center Visiting Fellowships enable scholars to undertake research and publication in collaboration with EWC staff on selected research themes or on an independent research project related to one of the four Research Program Study areas.
  • The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers to engage in policy relevant research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia. The annual application deadline for these fellowships is December 31.
  • Scholars who do not need financial support for their research may be invited to the Center as Visiting Scholars.

East-West Center Policy -- All awards, grants and fellowships offered or administered by the East-West Center including extensions are subject to cancellation at the East-West Center's option.  Reasons for such cancellation include but are not limited to a lack of funds, change in the institutional or program focus or direction, or insufficient support personnel or resources.  Additionally, international, federal, state, private or other granting authorities may have specific conditions which will apply with respect to extension, cancellation or revocation of awards, grants and fellowships which they provide but the East-West Center administers.

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Scholars who do not need financial support for their research may be invited to the Center as Visiting Scholars. Priority is given to scholars whose proposed study is related to the Center's programs. Persons interested in spending a period of time at the Center as a Visiting Scholar should submit a curriculum vitae (for security purposes, please do not include any personal information--e.g., birthdate, social security number, and/or passport number; in addition, your CV may be circulated among EWC staff), a description of the proposed research, including a work plan for the period in residence at the Center, and a cover letter describing how the applicant will benefit from a period at the Center to: Director, Research Program, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601  USA, or by email to

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