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Shorenstein APARC Fellowship and Training Opportunities

Supporting outstanding students, scholars, and practitioners as they take on issues of strategic importance to the Asia-Pacific region

Our vibrant intellectual community

The Center and our research programs offer prestigious fellowship and training opportunities to students, young scholars, faculty, and professionals of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment working on contemporary Asia and Asia-related policy challenges. Use the menu below to view our offerings.

    For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • For Emerging Scholars
  • For Faculty and Mid-Career Professionals

For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students

FSI Global Policy Internships

Shorenstein APARC partners with the Freeman Spogli Institute Student Programs to offer summer-long internships with prominent organizations in Asia and the United States. Many of these internships are sponsored by APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI).
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Stanford Global Studies Internships

APARC faculty mentor or select summer internships that are offered by the Stanford Global Studies Division.
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Research Assistant Positions 

Shorenstein APARC regularly offers paid research assistant positions to highly motivated and dedicated undergraduate and master’s students. RAs work closely with our faculty and scholars on innovative research projects.
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John and Jackie Lewis Fund
A fund to support Stanford graduate students’ travel to Asia for research, conference attendance, or other purposes that will advance policy-relevant scholarship. The fund is administered by the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

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For Emerging Scholars

Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia
Awarded annually to two recent PhDs for research on contemporary political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or topics in international relations and international political economy in the region.

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Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Awarded annually to one recent PhD undertaking original research on contemporary health or healthcare policy of high relevance to countries in the Asia-Pacific region, especially developing countries.
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Korea Foundation-APARC Korea Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Korea Program at APARC welcomes affiliation requests from candidates applying for the Korea Foundation’s KF Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research.
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For Faculty and Mid-Career Professionals

Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia

Awarded annually to one or two candidates conducting research on contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows spend 2-4 months at the National University of Singapore and 2-4 months at Stanford.

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Koret Fellowship in Korean Studies

Awarded annually to a leading professional or scholar for conducting research on contemporary Korean affairs, with the broad goal of strengthening ties between the United States and Korea.

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Visiting Scholar Positions

Open to individuals who wish to dedicate time to research and writing relevant to Shorenstein APARC’s long-term interests. Visiting scholars are expected to provide their own means of support. 

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Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow Positions
Awarded to Asian corporations and public-sector institutions that have become Shorenstein APARC global affiliate members and may nominate accomplished personnel to spend one academic year at the Center as Global Affiliate Visiting Fellows.
 Administered by our Global Affiliates Program.
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APARC Fellows Spotlight

Portraits of Radhika Jain and Hannah Kim

APARC Names Two Scholars as Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2019-20 Academic Year

We are delighted to welcome Radhika Jain as our Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow and Hannah Kim as our Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow on Contemporary Asia. They will begin their appointments in the coming Autumn quarter.
Portrait of Sophie Lemiere and the front cover of the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Democracy

LKC Fellow on Southeast Asia Sophie Lemière Explains the Downfall of Malaysia’s Ruling Party

In a recent Journal of Democracy article, our Lee Kong Chian Fellow on Contemporary Southeast Asia Sophie Lemière elucidates the background and implications of the May 2018 shocking peaceful electoral revolution in Malaysia.
Portraits of former Asia Health Policy postdoctoral fellows Ngan Do and Young Do

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Alumni Publish Research on Physician Dual Practice in Vietnam

In a Health Policy and Planning article, two former Asia Health Policy postdoctoral fellows—Young Do (our very first fellow of 2008-9) and Ngan Do (2016-17 fellow)— investigate how and to what degree public hospital physicians in Vietnam engage in private practice.

Shorenstein APARC Alumni

Find out what some of our former postdoctoral scholars and research fellows are up to now
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Sebastian Dettman

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Singapore Management University
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Sebastian Dettman

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Singapore Management University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2018-19
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Samantha Vortherms

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
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Samantha Vortherms

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2017-18
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Rennie J. Moon

Associate Professor of Research Method, Underwood International College, Yonsei University
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Rennie J. Moon

Associate Professor of Research Method, Underwood International College, Yonsei University
Koret Fellow, 2016-17
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Nico Ravanilla

Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego
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Nico Ravanilla

Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2015-16
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Lee Jones

Reader in International Politics, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
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Lee Jones

Reader in International Politics, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Contemporary Southeast Asia, 2014-15
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Ling Chen

Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
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Ling Chen

Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2013-14
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Marjorie Pajaron

Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
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Marjorie Pajaron

Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-13
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Daniel Smith

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University
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Daniel Smith

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2012-13