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Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Developing a global community of experts on health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific region

Call for Applications

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center invites applications for the 2019-20 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship. The application deadline is Monday, January 7, 2019. Scroll down for details about the application process.

About the Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) promotes comparative understanding of health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific region. From its inception, the program has been committed to fostering the next generation of Asia health policy researchers. Each year the program offers a postdoctoral fellowship position to a recent doctoral graduate.
The postdoctoral fellow participates in the program while undertaking original research on contemporary health or healthcare policy of high relevance to low- and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region. We welcome fellowship applications by candidates from a variety of disciplines, such as public policy, public health, economics, demography, sociology, political science, anthropology, law, health services research, and related fields. Applicants from low-income or lower-middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific receive priority, all else equal.
Appointments begin in the fall quarter of the academic year. The fellowships are limited to recent PhDs: applicants cannot be more than three years past the awarding of their doctoral degree when the fellowship starts. They must have degree conferral and approval no later than July 31 prior to the fellowship start date (that is, no later than July 31, 2019 for 2019-20 fellowships starting in fall 2019).
Postdoctoral fellows are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and to take part in program activities throughout the academic year. Fellows are also required to present their research findings in Center seminars and to participate in the Center’s publication program. The postdoctoral fellowship is a 10-month appointment with a salary rate of $52,000, or commensurate with Stanford policy, plus $2,000 for research expenses.
The postdoctoral fellowship at APARC allowed me to connect with other researchers working on similar issues. It was a very productive year: I received excellent feedback on my work and started two projects jointly with other fellows.
Margaret Triyana
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame and Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-14

Application Process

The deadline to apply to the 2019-20 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship is Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:59am Pacific Time. All application materials must be submitted by that time.

Required Application Materials, in PDF Format:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A short research statement (not to exceed six double-spaced pages) that describes the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period—including the topic, methodology, contribution to the literature, and policy relevance—as well as the proposed publishable product.

Required Letters of Recommendation:

Applicants should arrange for TWO (2) letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to Shorenstein APARC.

Address All Materials and Inquiries to:

Lisa Lee
Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
Note: Please be advised that Stanford University will close for winter break from December 24, 2018 to January 7, 2019, and response time to inquiries may be delayed.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its scholarly community. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.


For questions about the Asia health policy postdoctoral fellowship and the fellowship application process, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Lisa Lee at
For information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, such as housing, cost of living, and other resources, please visit the website of Stanford's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
For questions and information related to international scholars, please visit the website of Stanford's Bechtel International Center.


Meet Our Postdoctoral Fellow


Sarita Panday

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-19

Sarita Panday

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-19

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Our Alumni

Our former Asia health policy postdoctoral fellows work with leading institutions in a multitude of countries around Asia as well as in the United States. Click the tabs on the left hand side to view their current affiliations.
In June 2017, the Asia Health Policy Program celebrated its tenth anniversary by assembling a group of its past fellows for the "Young Leaders in Asia Health Policy" conference at the Stanford Center at Peking University. Working papers presented by the fellows addressed diverse topics from long-term elderly care policy in South Korea to the impact of increasing malpractice liability on obstetrician behavior evidenced in Taiwan. Read about the conference and view related working papers >>


Natt Hongdilokkul 
Current Institution: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS


Kim Ngan Do
Current Institution: SPHERE (Social Policy and Health Economics Research and Evaluation) Institute/ Acumen, LLC


Darika Saingam
Current Institution: Prince of Songkla University, Thailand


Pham Ngoc Minh
Current Institution: Curtin University, Australia
Phyu Phyu Thin Zaw
Current Institution: Ministry of Health and Sport, Myanmar


Margaret Triyana
Current Institution: University of Notre Dame


Marjorie Pajaron
Current Institution: University of the Philippines


Ang Sun
Current Institution: Renmin University of China
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Qiulin Chen
Current Institution: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


Brian Chen
Current Institution: University of South Carolina


Young Kyung Do
Current Institution: Seoul National University