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.
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
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.
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.
Research Assistant Positions
Shorenstein APARC regularly offers paid research assistant positions to highly motivated and dedicated undergraduate and master’s students. RAs work closely with our faculty on innovative research projects. Visit FSI Student Programs website for postings by faculty members and further details.
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 Alumni Recount the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Their Communities
Former postdoctoral fellows Marjorie Pajaron from the Philippines and Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa from Mongolia describe the different ways of government response to the coronavirus pandemic and its implications in their communities.
In East Asia, Middle-Class Groups Prefer Hybrid Democracy, Postdoctoral Fellow Finds
Our Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Hannah June Kim shows in her research that middle-class East Asian citizens prefer a hybrid democratic political system that prioritizes a stronger role of the state and good governance.
APARC Names New Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2020-21 Academic Year
We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey Weng of UC Berkeley and Nhu Truong of McGill University as our upcoming Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows on Contemporary Asia. They will begin their appointments next Autumn Quarter.
Shorenstein APARC Alumni
Find out what some of our former postdoctoral scholars and research fellows are up to now
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Singapore Management University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2018-19
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2017-18
Rennie J. Moon
Associate Professor of Research Method, Underwood International College, Yonsei University
Koret Fellow, 2016-17
Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2015-16
Reader in International Politics, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Contemporary Southeast Asia, 2014-15
Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2013-14
Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-13
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University
Shorenstein APARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2012-13