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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 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.
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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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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 the Korea Program

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

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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.
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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.
Jacket cover of the book Manipulating Globalization by Ling Chen (left hand side) next to a headshot of Chen (right hand side)

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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Aditya Dasgupta

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Merced
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Aditya Dasgupta

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Merced
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2016-17
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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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Joon Nak Choi

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Joon Nak Choi

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Koret Fellow, 2015-16
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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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Diana Fu

Assistant Professor of Asian Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto - Scarborough
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Diana Fu

Assistant Professor of Asian Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto - Scarborough
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2012-13
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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

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