Visiting Scholars at East-West Center Honolulu


Application Procedures

This program is for visitors who do not require financial support from the East-West Center. The East-West Center in Honolulu will provide an office with computer and internet access as well as access to resource materials at both the Center's Resource Information Services (RIS) and the University of Hawaii's library system.

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:

  • Application form
  • 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

Applications for the Visiting Scholars program in Honolulu should be emailed to or mailed to:
The Research Program
c/o Ms. Penny Higa, East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii  96848-1601