APARC Fellowship and Training Opportunities
Shorenstein APARC Fellowship and Training Opportunities
Supporting outstanding students, scholars, and practitioners as they take on issues of strategic importance to the Asia-Pacific region
Our vibrant intellectual community
The Center and our research programs offer prestigious fellowship and training opportunities to students, young scholars, faculty, and professionals of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment working on contemporary Asia and Asia-related policy challenges. Use the menu below to view our offerings.
- For Emerging Scholars
- For Faculty and Mid-Career Professionals
- For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students
For Emerging Scholars
For Emerging Scholars
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia
Awarded annually to two recent PhDs for research 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 in the region.
Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Awarded annually to one recent PhD undertaking original research on contemporary health or healthcare policy of high relevance to countries in the Asia-Pacific region, especially developing countries.
Japan Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
Awarded to one recent PhD undertaking original research on contemporary Japan.
Korea Foundation-APARC Korea Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Korea Program at APARC welcomes affiliation requests from candidates applying for the Korea Foundation’s KF Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research.
For Faculty and Mid-Career Professionals
China Policy Fellowship
Awarded annually to one mid-career to senior-level expert with extensive research experience on issues vital to U.S. China policy and influence in the policymaking process .
Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia
Awarded annually to one or two candidates conducting research on contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows spend 2-4 months at the National University of Singapore and 2-4 months at Stanford.
Koret Fellowship in Korean Studies
Awarded annually to a leading professional or scholar for conducting research on contemporary Korean affairs, with the broad goal of strengthening ties between the United States and Korea.
Visiting Scholar Positions
Open to individuals who wish to dedicate time to research and writing relevant to Shorenstein APARC’s long-term interests. Visiting scholars are expected to provide their own means of support.
Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow Positions
Awarded to Asian corporations and public-sector institutions that have become Shorenstein APARC global affiliate members and may nominate accomplished personnel to spend one academic year at the Center as Global Affiliate Visiting Fellows. Administered by our Global Affiliates Program.
For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students
APARC Diversity Grant
Shorenstein APARC's diversity grant supports Stanford undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented minorities who are interested in contemporary Asia.
APARC Predoctoral Fellowship
Shorenstein APARC supports Stanford Ph.D. candidates who specialize in contemporary Asia topics.
APARC Summer Research Assistant Internships
Shorenstein APARC offers summer RA internships to current Stanford students. Research assistants work with assigned APARC faculty members on varied issues related to the politics, economies, populations, security, foreign policies, and international relations of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
Occasional Research Assistant Positions
Shorenstein APARC faculty often seek dedicated undergraduate and master’s students to work as RAs on specific research projects. Visit FSI Student Programs website for current job postings by faculty members.
FSI Global Policy Internships
Shorenstein APARC partners with the Freeman Spogli Institute Student Programs to offer summer internships with prominent organizations in Asia.
King Center Summer Undergraduate Field Research
Shorenstein APARC partners with the King Center for Global Development to offer summer undergraduate field research assistant opportunities to Stanford undergraduates interested in global poverty and development across disciplines.
Stanford Global Studies Internships
APARC faculty mentor or select summer internships that are offered by the Stanford Global Studies Division.
John and Jackie Lewis Fund
A fund to support Stanford graduate students’ travel to Asia for research, conference attendance, or other purposes that will advance policy-relevant scholarship. The fund is administered by the Center for International Security and Cooperation.
APARC Fellows Spotlight
APARC Names 2021-22 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows
We are thrilled to welcome political scientist Dr. Diana Stanescu and sociologist Mary-Collier Wilks as our 2021-22 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows! Diana studies trade, regulation, and lobbying in Japan, while Mary-Collier is currently investigating how gender, sexuality, and women’s advancement affect development plans and foreign aid in places like Cambodia.
Predoctoral Fellow Shan Huang Unpacks the Development and Urban Politics of Hong Kong
APARC welcomes predoctoral fellow Shan Huang, a Stanford doctoral candidate in anthropology, whose emerging research is uncovering the connections between urban and rural Hong Kong and tensions between government development schemes and grassroots organizing.
Postdoc Fellow Jeffrey Weng Uncovers the Links Between Language and Society
2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellow Jeffrey Weng has used his time at APARC to explore the dynamics between linguistic and social change, particularly how the social, cultural, and political nature of language has affected the evolution of language, ethnicity, and nationalism in China.
Shorenstein APARC Alumni
Find out what some of our former postdoctoral scholars and research fellows are up to now
Assistant Professor of Sociology, National Taiwan University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2020-21
Assistant Professor of International Security, George Mason University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2018-19
Associate Fellow, Nottingham University and CSIS
LKC NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia, 2018-19
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2015-16
Reader in International Politics, University of London
Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia, 2014-15
Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2013-14
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the Philippines
Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-13
Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics, Columbia University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2012-13