APARC Fellowship and Training Opportunities

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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 Emerging Scholars
  • For Faculty and Mid-Career Professionals
  • For Stanford Undergraduate and Graduate Students

For Emerging Scholars

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.
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Japan Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
Awarded to one recent PhD undertaking original research on contemporary Japan.
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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.

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Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab (SNAPL) Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab (SNAPL) is a new innovative policy lab housed at Shorenstein APARC under the directorship of Professor Gi-Wook Shin. The Lab's initial research focuses on two themes. The Talent Flows and Development research theme will examine how various forms of talent mobility and strategy have contributed to the developmental success of different nations in the Asia-Pacific region. The Nationalism and Racism research theme will explore how nationalism and racism are intertwined to create various forms of exclusion and intolerance across the region. The Lab is offering two inaugural postdoctoral fellowships (two years in length) to begin in fall quarter 2023.

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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
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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.

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Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab (SNAPL) Visiting Fellowships
The Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab (SNAPL) is a new innovative policy lab housed at Shorenstein APARC under the directorship of Professor Gi-Wook Shin. The Lab's initial research focuses on two themes. The Talent Flows and Development research theme will examine how various forms of talent mobility and strategy have contributed to the developmental success of different nations in the Asia-Pacific region. The Nationalism and Racism research theme will explore how nationalism and racism are intertwined to create various forms of exclusion and intolerance across the region. SNAPL is accepting applications for inaugural visiting fellows from the Asia-Pacific region to begin in fall quarter 2023. The lab seeks scholars and professionals with a PhD or a substantial record of professional achievement related to its two research themes.

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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. 

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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.
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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.
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APARC Predoctoral Fellowship
Shorenstein APARC supports Stanford Ph.D. candidates who specialize in contemporary Asia topics.
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Ongoing 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.
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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. 
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FSI Global Policy Internships

Shorenstein APARC partners with the Freeman Spogli Institute Student Programs to offer summer internships with prominent organizations in Asia.
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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.
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Stanford Global Studies Internships

APARC faculty mentor or select summer internships that are offered by the Stanford Global Studies Division.
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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.

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APARC Fellows Spotlight

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LKC Fellow Enze Han Argues for a Nuanced Understanding of China's Influence

Enze Han shows the importance of considering the variety of Chinese actors and the multifaceted consequences of their interactions within Southeast Asia.
Tongtong Zhang

Predoctoral Fellow Tongtong Zhang Examines Channels for Public Deliberation in China

Tongtong studies how and why the Chinese Communist Party invests in deliberative institutions designed to respond to citizen appeals.
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APARC Names 2022-23 Shorenstein and Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellows

We are thrilled to welcome Aidan Milliff of MIT, Jingkai He of Harvard University, and Jianan Yang of UC San Diego as our 2022-23 postdoctoral fellows!

Shorenstein APARC Alumni

Find out what some of our former postdoctoral scholars and research fellows are up to now
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Jeffrey Weng

Assistant Professor of Sociology, National Taiwan University
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Jeffrey Weng

Assistant Professor of Sociology, National Taiwan University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2020-21
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Ketian Zhang

Assistant Professor of International Security, George Mason University
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Ketian Zhang

Assistant Professor of International Security, George Mason University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2018-19
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Sophie Lemiere

Associate Fellow, Nottingham University and CSIS
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Sophie Lemiere

Associate Fellow, Nottingham University and CSIS
LKC NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia, 2018-19
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Nico Ravanilla

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
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Nico Ravanilla

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2015-16
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Lee Jones

Reader in International Politics, University of London
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Lee Jones

Reader in International Politics, University of London
Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia, 2014-15
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Ling Chen

Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University
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Ling Chen

Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2013-14
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Marjorie Pajaron

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the Philippines
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Marjorie Pajaron

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the Philippines
Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-13
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Daniel Smith

Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics, Columbia University
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Daniel Smith

Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics, Columbia University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2012-13