Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship


Applications are now OPEN for the Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship. Apply by 11:59 P.M. EST on January 3, 2020.


The East-West Center in Washington (EWCW) provides three-month fellowships for individuals from the Indo-Pacific region, including the United States, to undertake research on topics of relevance to contemporary U.S.-Indo-Pacific relations. During their residency, selected fellows will be able to engage with officials at various departments and agencies, experts at the EWCW, as well as other D.C. think tanks and universities. They will also be able to attend EWCW seminars and events around Washington, D.C. Selected fellows will complete two written works for publication by the East-West Center and present their research at a public seminar to government officials, professors, students, and others. 

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend while in residence at EWCW, office space and accompanying resources, and round-trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing and medical insurace coverage during their term of residency. 

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U.S.–Japan–Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship

In 2018, EWCW, in collaboration the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, launched the U.S.–Japan-Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia fellowship. This program provided analysts and scholars with an opportunity to conduct interviews, research, publish, and present work while in residence at EWCW and OSIPP.

The fellows selected for Year 1 of the fellowship (January 2019-March 2019) conducted research along the following theme: How should the U.S., Japan, and Southeast Asia cooperate on trade, investment, and economic integration in Southeast Asia? The fellows traveled to Osaka, Hiroshima, and Tokyo, Japan (January 2019), followed by two months (February - March 2019) in Washington, D.C. to partake in programs with government experts, researchers, and members of the private sector.

“This exciting new Fellowship brings together the next generation Americans, Japanese, and Southeast Asians to consider ways to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance in cooperation with Southeast Asian colleagues directly supports the East-West Center’s mission of education, research, and exchange through collaboration,” said Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center in Washington. “By convening expertise, experience, and energy, the EWC is engaging on policy-relevant issues shaping the future Indo-Pacific. We are grateful to the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation and look forward to working with the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University.”

"To be able to work with the EWC on U.S.-Japan-Southeast Asia cooperation is a truly exciting development for OSIPP and our Southeast Asian friends and colleagues, and a significant step for the IAFOR (International Academic Forum) Research Centre based at OSIPP," said Dr. Haruko Satoh, Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Center. "In these fluid times, I believe this project signifies new efforts to strengthen the much needed meaningful ties between Japan, U.S., and Southeast Asia based on mutual respect and understanding."

The East-West Center thanks The Japan Foundation and the U.S. Embassy Tokyo for their generous support for this fellowship.