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 Emerging Scholars
- For Faculty and Mid-Career Professionals
For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students
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).
Stanford in Government Policy Internships
APARC faculty mentor summer internships with organizations around the world, offered by Stanford in Government, a student-led affiliate of the Haas Center for Public Service.
Stanford Global Studies Internships
APARC faculty mentor or select summer internships that are offered by the Stanford Global Studies Division.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
APARC Fellows Spotlight
Visiting Southeast Asia Expert Explores Political Behavior and Institutions in Vietnam
Paul Schuler, assistant professor at the University of Arizona's School of Government and Public Policy, joins the Center as a Lee Kong Chian Fellow on Southeast Asia for 2018. During his fellowship, Schuler is completing a book that compares the evolution of particular Vietnamese political institutions to those in China.
Shorenstein APARC Welcomes Three Postdoctoral Fellows for the Academic Year 2018-19
The 2018-19 cohort includes two Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows and one Developing Asia Health Policy Fellow. Their research projects while at APARC include topics ranging from authoritarianism in Southeast Asia to nationalism and anti-foreign protests in China and Southeast Asia, to community health workers and incentives in South Asia.
New Book by Former APARC Postdoctoral Fellow Illuminates China's Relations to Foreign Capital
In Manipulating Globalization, Ling Chen—a 2013-14 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow and currently Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies—investigates China's divergent development paths, advancing a new account of the country’s political economy and its global implications.
Shorenstein APARC Alumni
Find out what some of our former postdoctoral scholars and research fellows are up to now
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