Predoctoral Fellowship

Encina Commons, Stanford University

APARC Predoctoral Fellowship

Supporting Stanford Ph.D. candidates specializing in contemporary Asia

Fellowship Applications

We invite Stanford Ph.D. candidates to apply for the 2021-22 Shorenstein APARC Predoctoral Fellowship. Applications are due on May 1, 2021. Scroll down to learn more and apply.

About the APARC Predoctoral Fellowship

The Shorenstein APARC Predoctoral Fellowship supports Stanford students working within a broad range of topics related to contemporary Asia. Up to three fellowships are available to Ph.D. candidates who have completed all fieldwork and are nearing the completion of their dissertation. The Center will give priority to candidates who are prepared to finish their degree by the end of the 2021-22 academic year.

Shorenstein APARC offers a stipend of $36,075 for the 2021-22 academic year, plus Stanford's Terminal Graduate Registration (TGR) fee for three quarters. We expect fellows to remain in residence at the Center throughout the year and to participate in Center activities.

Applicant Requirements and Timeline

Applications for the 2021-22 predoctoral fellowship are due on May 1, 2021.

Please follow these application guidelines:

I. Prepare the following materials:

  • A current CV;
  • A cover letter including a brief description of your dissertation (up to 5 double-spaced pages);
  • A copy of your transcripts. Transcripts should cover all graduate work and include evidence of recently-completed work.

II. Fill out the following online application form, including the above three attachments, and submit the complete form:

We will consider only applications that include all supporting documents.


For questions about the APARC Diversity Grant and the application process, please contact Kristen Lee at

Fellow Spotlight

Shan Huang, one of our two 2020-21 predoctoral fellows, studies how the Hong Kong government’s developmental schemes are confronted by grassroots actions that aim at democratizing land-use planning and promoting alternative urban futures.