Visiting Scholars at East-West Center Honolulu

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Application Procedures

This program is for visitors who do not require financial support from the East-West Center. Due to COVID-19, the East-West Center in Honolulu cannot offer office space, computer equipment, or access to its office building, John A. Burns Hall. The Center will provide remote access to resource materials at both the Center's Resource Information Services (RIS) and the University of Hawaii's library system. Visitors are asked to contribute to the Center's Research Program such as by writing a short article or hosting a webinar on their research. Visitors must comply with all Center health and safety requirements which may include quarantine and restrictions on access to areas of the Center's campus. The Center is not liable for travel arrangements cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Application deadlines are March 31 and September 30 every year. Beginning with the September 30, 2020 deadline, the Center will charge all Visiting Scholars a fee of US$350 for processing their J-1 visas.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter indicating the research theme or project for which the applicant is applying
  • Curriculum vitae, which may be circulated among Center staff (For security reasons, please do not include any personal information such as birthdate, social security number, and/or passport number.)
  • Research proposal (3–5 pages) including:
    1. The issue or issues you propose to investigate
    2. Your research method
    3. The relationship of the proposed study to ongoing work in the area
    4. How the proposed study can advance regional development and cooperation
    5. The duration of fellowship required, expected time that the applicant can be in residence in Honolulu at the East-West Center
    6. The anticipated publication product

We use Submittable to accept and review applications electronically. Please click here to submit an application.

Please direct any questions to Fellowships@EastWestCenter.org.