Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowships in Contemporary Asia

Shorenstein APARC

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The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce its search for two 2018-19 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies. Made possible through the generosity of Walter H. Shorenstein, awards will be made to two junior scholars for research and writing on Asia (recent PhDs must have degree conferral and approval no later than July 31, 2018, or have obtained PhD within the past 3 years or equivalent in research experience).

The primary focus of the fellowship is on contemporary political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or topics in international relations and international political economy. 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 rate of $52,000 plus $2,000 for research expenses. Appointments will begin in the fall quarter of the 2018–19 academic year.


Applicants should complete the following online application form:

Application Procedures: 

  • Fill out the online application form
  • Upload the following materials to the online form, in PDF format:
    • Brief 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; and
    • Curriculum vitae
  • Email (in PDF format) THREE (3) letters of recommendation to We will accept official letters of recommendation from applicant, dossier service, or from reference directly.


Please Note:

Once we have received all components of your application, including 3 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, but please be advised that Stanford University will close for winter break from December 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018, and response time will be delayed.


Fellowship Coordinator

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(650) 723-2408 (voice)
(650) 723-6530 (fax)

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