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Fellowships

Overview

Pacific Forum has five fellowship programs which each offer both resident and non-resident fellowships.

Pacific Forum has hosted over 100 resident fellows from 21 countries world-wide since 2002. Pacific Forum’s fellowship programs offer promising scholars and young professionals the opportunity to serve as researchers with Pacific Forum and develop hands-on expertise on Indo-Pacific policy issues. Resident fellows are based in Hawaii to conduct research under the mentorship of Pacific Forum staff and to help with ongoing projects and programs. Non-resident fellows conduct research from their home country under the mentorship of Pacific Forum staff and affiliates. Both resident and non-resident fellows are inducted into Pacific Forum’s flagship next-generation initiative, the Young Leaders Program, and have the opportunity to attend Pacific Forum conferences in Hawaii and the region.

Open for Application

Applications are currently open for the Non-resident Kelly, Vasey, and WSD-Handa Fellowships.

Legacy Fellowships

Currently, Pacific Forum maintains three “Legacy Fellowship” programs: the Vasey Fellowship, James A. Kelly Korean Studies Fellowship, and the WSD-Handa Fellowship. Applications for Legacy Fellowships are due on April 30 (for fall/winter fellowships) and October 31 (for spring/summer fellowships). Resident fellowships are six months in duration, and start Jan. 1 or July 1, although extensions may be possible based on the fellow’s performance and other considerations. Non-resident fellowships must be completed within one year and run January 1–December 31 or July 1–June 30 of every year.

Partner-sponsored Fellowships

Pacific Forum offers three “Partner-sponsored Fellowship” programs: the Women, Peace, and Security Fellowship, the Korea Foundation Fellowship and the Nonproliferation Fellowship. Please see individual Partner-sponsored Fellowship pages for their deadlines.

Fellowship Duties

Both resident and non-resident fellows complete a self-directed research project culminating as a research paper that will be published in the Pacific Forum Issues & Insights working paper series or other external journals.

Resident Fellowship Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent research to produce a publishable research paper by end of fellowship term.
  • Assist and participate in Pacific Forum conferences and Hawaii-based workshops and seminars.
  • Actively participate in Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders program (if 35 years of age or younger).
  • Conduct research for Comparative Connections.
  • Conduct research for senior staff on various economic, political, and security issues.

Non-resident Fellowship Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent research to produce a publishable research paper by end of fellowship term.
  • Actively participate in Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders program (if 35 years of age or younger).
  • Conduct research for Comparative Connections.
  • Attend Pacific Forum conferences.

For any questions or concerns about Pacific Forum fellowship programs, please contact programs@pacforum.org.