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POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program for International applicants in USA, 2019-2020

POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program for International applicants in USA, 2019-2020

The East-West Center invites four to six visiting fellows to promote research activities on Korean topics at the Center. This visiting fellowship is available for outstanding scholars and policymakers.

The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program, endowed by POSCO, is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center.



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Wonderful opportunity for international students with a fee remission.

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The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.


  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to undertake research and writing on an agreed topic.
  • Study Subject: Fellows will spend one or two months each carrying out policy-related research on contemporary issues in Korean studies. In particular, the POSCO Fellowship Program is intended to generate constructive and informative research in four important areas: (1) issues concerning the two Koreas and Northeast Asia; (2) security issues involving Korea and Northeast Asia; (3) economic and social issues in Korea; and (4) political development in South Korea.
  • Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International applicants
  • The award can be taken in the USA


  • Eligible Countries: International applicants can apply for these fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements:The Program invites outstanding scholars and policymakers to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia, as they relate to Korea.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following by December 31, 2018to be considered for the fellowship period from March 1, 2019, to February 28, 2020. Applicants who can provide some of the cost of the fellowship should indicate what costs they are able to cover. Applications should be emailed to fellowships-at-eastwestcenter.org or mailed.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three referees, including full name, title, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address, Research proposal (3 to 5 pages), which should do the following:
  1. Set out the issue or issues of the proposed investigation
  2. Describe the research method
  3. State the relationship of the proposed study to ongoing work in the area
  4. Explain how the proposed study can advance regional development and cooperation
  5. Propose the duration of fellowship required, the expected time that the applicant can be in residence at the East-West Center
  6. Describe the anticipated publication product
  • Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


  • Fellows are provided with a stipend and round-trip economy airfare between their home base and Honolulu.
  • They are required to give one seminar, prepare a high-quality paper to be submitted for publication, and join in East-West Center activities.
  • The Fellow may also be asked to participate in local outreach and public diplomacy activities.  Proposals for cost-shared fellowships are welcomed.

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