China Policy Fellowship

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China Policy Fellowship

Promoting research on topics of prominence to the U.S. China policy agenda and strengthening U.S.-China relations.

Fellowship Applications

APARC invites applications for the 2021-22 China Policy Fellowship. The application deadline is February 15, 2021. Follow the application guidelines below.

About the China Policy Fellowship

The China Policy Fellowship brings to Shorenstein APARC leading professionals and scholars from Asia and the United States to engage in research on contemporary China affairs and/or U.S.-China policy, with the broad aim of strengthening U.S.-China relations. Candidates should be mid-career to senior-level experts with extensive research experience and influence in the policymaking process.  

In addition to regularly participating in APARC’s and the China Program’s activities, the China Policy Fellow will undertake original research in his/her area of expertise and will also play a lead role in organizing a major conference at Stanford on a topic of prominence on the U.S.-China policy agenda. It is expected that each fellow’s work and annual conference will result in a published product such as a book, a policy brief, a report, or a collection of conference proceedings.

Appointments will begin in the fall quarter of the academic year. The China Policy Fellow will be provided a monthly stipend.

Application Process

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 China Policy Fellowship. The submission deadline is February 15, 2021.

Required Application Materials, in PDF Format:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A short research statement (not to exceed 1,000 words) that describes the research to be undertaken including the topic, methodology, and contribution to the field.

Submissions and Inquiries

Please upload and submit your CV and research statement via the following online form:


If you are unable to access the online form, you may submit a PDF version of the application to Callista Wells, China Program Coordinator.

All letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by the referees and not by the applicant. Please have your referees submit their letters of recommendations via the following  online form:


Referees who are unable to access the online form may submit PDF versions of their letters of recommendation via email.

Address all PDF materials and questions to:

Callista Wells
Program Coordinator, China Program
Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(650) 724-9632
cvwells@stanford.edu