Predoctoral Fellowship

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APARC Predoctoral Fellowship

Supporting Stanford Ph.D. candidates specializing in contemporary Asia

Fellowship Applications

We invite Stanford Ph.D. candidates to apply for the 2022-23 Shorenstein APARC Predoctoral Fellowship. Applications are due on April 15, 2022. 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 2022-23 academic year.

Shorenstein APARC offers a stipend of $37,230 for the 2022-23 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 2022-23 predoctoral fellowship are due on April 15, 2022.

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 Predoctoral Fellowship and the application process, please contact Kristen Lee at

Meet Our Predoctoral Fellow


Tongtong Zhang

APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-22

Tongtong Zhang

APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-22

Fellow Spotlight

Political Scientist and APARC Predoctoral Fellow Tongtong Zhang studies how the Chinese Communist Party maintains control through various forms of political communication and prepares for the next phase of her academic career as a postdoctoral scholar with the Stanford Internet Observatory at FSI’s Cyber Policy Center.

Meet our Alumni


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