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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 policy makers.

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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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.

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.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • 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: 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.
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International applicants
  • The award can be taken in the USA

Eligibility::

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

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Application Procedure:

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:

  • Application form
  • A cover letter indicating the research theme or project for which the applicant is applying
  • Curriculum vitae (For security purposes, please do not include any personal information—e.g., birthdate, social security numbers, and/or passport number;  your CV may be circulated among EWC staff)
  • 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

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

Application Form

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