Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia
Supporting the next generation of Asia scholars
The application period for the 2020-21 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship is now closed. Please check back in fall 2020 for information about applications for the 2021-22 academic year.
About the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship
Each year the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) offers two postdoctoral fellowship positions to junior scholars for research and writing on contemporary Asia. The primary research areas focus on political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or on international relations and international political economy in the region. The fellowships are made possible through the generosity of APARC’s benefactor, Walter H. Shorenstein.
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 official approval/certification no later than June 30 prior to the fellowship start date (that is, no later than June 30, 2020, for 2020-21 fellowships starting in fall 2020).
Postdoctoral fellows are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and to take part in Center 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 of approximately $54,000 (annual rate of $65,000), or commensurate with Stanford policy, plus $2,000 for research expenses.
At APARC I gained routine exposure to senior government officials, business leaders, and fellow academics. The proximity to the Political Science Department and other FSI research centers made APARC an ideal place for me to pursue my research agenda.
Ashton Seung Cho
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2017-18
- Applicants must be recent Ph.D.s and cannot be more than 3 years past the awarding of their doctoral degree when the fellowship begins.
- Must have dissertation submission and approval for conferral by June 30, 2020.
- Certification of degree completion and conferral must be submitted no later than August 31, 2020.
The application period for the 2020-21 fellowship is now closed.
Fill Out the Following Online Application Form:
Upload the Following Materials to the Online Form, in PDF Format:
- Curriculum vitae
- A short research statement (not to exceed five typed pages, double-spaced), which describes the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period, as well as the proposed publishable product.
Submit the Completed Application Form
Submit Letters of Recommendation
Email THREE (3) letters of recommendation (in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept official letters of recommendation from the applicant, a dossier service, or directly from references.
Once we have received all components of your application, including three recommendations, we will send you an email confirming the completion of your application. If you have not received this email, you may send an email checking your application status.
Note: Please be advised that Stanford University will close for winter break from December 21, 2019, to January 5, 2020, 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 Shorenstein postdoctoral fellowship and the fellowship application process, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Kristen Lee at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Hannah June Kim
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-20
Congratulations to our 2018-19 Shorenstein postdoc fellows on their new assistant professor appointments: Sebastian Dettman at the Singapore Management University and Ketian Zhang at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government!
Meet our Alumni
Ashton Seung Cho
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Jianzhi (Jason) Zhao
Current Institution: Fudan University
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Current Institution: Microsoft
Current Institution: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
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