The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program, endowed by POSCO, is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center. 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.
POSCO visiting fellows are in residence at the East-West Center for one to two months and undertake research and writing on an agreed topic.
- 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.
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
Applicants must submit the following by December 31, 2015 to be considered for the fellowship period from March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.
- 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. In addition, your CV may be circulated among EWC staff.)
- Names of three referees, including full name, title, address, telephone and fax number, and email address.
- Research proposal (3 to 5 pages) including:
The research proposal should include the following:
- Setting out the issue or issues they propose to investigate.
- Their research method.
- The relationship of the proposed study to ongoing work in the area.
- How the proposed study can advance regional development and cooperation.
- The duration of fellowship required, expected time that the applicant can be in residence at the East-West Center.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Coordinator of POSCO Visiting Fellowships
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601
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