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CSIS Pacific Forum Fellowship Announceme‚Äčnts

Fellowship Announcements


The Pacific Forum CSIS would like to announce the opening of the application process for two separate fellowships.
Vasey Fellowship Program
The Pacific Forum CSIS is now accepting applications for the Lloyd R. and Lilian Vasey Fellowship Program. The fellowship period is from 3 to 12 months and applicants should be prepared to begin residency April 1, 2011. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2011.


The Vasey Fellowship was established to honor the founder of the Pacific Forum, RADM (USN, Ret.) Joe Vasey and his wife Lilian, and their ambition to build a better relationship between US and Asia. It aims to give young Asian scholars the opportunity to expand their knowledge of US-Asia economic, security, and policy issues. Vasey Fellows will join the Pacific Forum office in Honolulu, Hawaii where they will serve as junior researchers and assist with Pacific Forum projects and programs. They will also be given the chance to attend Pacific Forum conferences world as part of the Pacific Forum Young Leaders program (http://csis.org/program/young-leaders-program). Vasey Fellows will be given a modest cost-of-living stipend of $2,000 a month, but are otherwise expected to be able to support themselves financially.
Eligibility for the Vasey Fellowship includes the following requirements:

 *   Applicants must be from East Asia (US citizens are not eligible).
 *   Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's degree by the start of the Fellowship.
 *   Applicants must be proficient in English (verbal and written skills).
 *   Applicants must possess or be eligible for an extended stay visa.
For more information about the Vasey Fellowship Resident program and how to apply, please visit the Pacific Forum CSIS website at http://csis.org/program/vasey-fellows.
SPF Fellowship Program
The Pacific Forum CSIS is now accepting applications for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) Fellowship Resident program. The residency period for this program is between 3 to 6 months and applicants should be prepared to begin residency on June 1, 2011. Applications are due April 1, 2011.
The Pacific Forum offers the SPF Fellowship through the generous support of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation for the purpose of studying and developing a better understanding of the US-Japan relationship. This fellowship is available to US and Japanese citizens at the starting point of his or her career (late 20s to 30s). The fellows will spend the majority of the fellowship researching and working from the Pacific Forum office in Honolulu, Hawaii and will spend up to 6 weeks doing additional research in Tokyo or Washington, DC. They will also be given the opportunity to attend Pacific Forum conferences as part of the Young Leaders program (http://csis.org/program/young-leaders-program). SPF Fellows will be given a modest cost-of-living stipend of $3,000 a month, but are otherwise expected to be able to support themselves financially.
Eligibility for the SPF Fellowship includes the following requirements:

 *   US or Japanese citizenship (applicant must possess or be eligible for an extended stay visa)
 *   Research must focus on US-Japan relationship issues
 *   A MA with several years of experience or PhD degree by the start of the Fellowship
 *   Proficient in English (verbal and written skills)
 *   Late 20s to 30s
The Pacific Forum is also soliciting applicants for the Nonresident SPF Fellowship program. Nonresident fellows will be given the chance to attend 2-4 Young Leader conferences a year. They will be expected to participate in the conference roundtables and discussions and explore the issues at hand through the perspective of the US-Japan alliance.
For more information about the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship Resident and Nonresident programs and how to apply, please visit the Pacific Forum CSIS website at http://csis.org/program/spf-fellowship.