APARC Fellowship and Training Opportunities

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

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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Japan Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
Awarded to one recent PhD undertaking original research on contemporary Japan.
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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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For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students

APARC Diversity Grant
Shorenstein APARC's diversity grant supports Stanford undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented minorities who are interested in contemporary Asia.
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FSI Global Policy Internships

Shorenstein APARC partners with the Freeman Spogli Institute Student Programs to offer summer internships with prominent organizations in Asia.
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King Center Summer Undergraduate Field Research
Shorenstein APARC partners with the King Center for Global Development to offer summer undergraduate field research assistant opportunities to Stanford undergraduates interested in global poverty and development across disciplines.
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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 on innovative research projects. Visit FSI Student Programs website for postings by faculty members and further details.
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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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APARC Fellows Spotlight

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APARC Alumni Recount the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Their Communities

Former postdoctoral fellows Marjorie Pajaron from the Philippines and Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa from Mongolia describe the different ways of government response to the coronavirus pandemic and its implications in their communities.
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In East Asia, Middle-Class Groups Prefer Hybrid Democracy, Postdoctoral Fellow Finds

Our Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Hannah June Kim shows in her research that middle-class East Asian citizens prefer a hybrid democratic political system that prioritizes a stronger role of the state and good governance.
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APARC Names New Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2020-21 Academic Year

We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey Weng of UC Berkeley and Nhu Truong of McGill University as our upcoming Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows on Contemporary Asia. They will begin their appointments next Autumn Quarter.

Shorenstein APARC Alumni

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

Assistant Professor of International Security, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
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Ketian Zhang

Assistant Professor of International Security, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
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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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Sophie Lemiere

associate fellow at The History Workshop, at The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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Sophie Lemiere

associate fellow at The History Workshop, at The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
LKC NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia, 2018-19
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Nico Ravanilla

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
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Nico Ravanilla

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

Reader in International Politics, University of London
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Lee Jones

Reader in International Politics, University of London
Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia, 2014-15
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Ling Chen

Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University
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Ling Chen

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

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the Philippines
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Marjorie Pajaron

Assistant Professor 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, Harvard University
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Daniel Smith

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