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Lloyd and Lilian Vasey Fellowship

The Lloyd and Lilian Vasey Fellowship program is named after Pacific Forum founder, the late Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey and his wife Lilian.

The Vasey Fellowship affords promising scholars from outside the US the opportunity to serve as researchers at the Pacific Forum and to develop hands-on expertise on US-Asia policy issues and gain an appreciation of Indo-Pacific economic and security affairs and policymaking challenges.

Applications are currently closed for the Vasey Fellowship!

Eligibility and How to Apply:

  • Open to non-US citizens
  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written skills)
  • Must be eligible for an extended stay in the US

To apply for the Vasey Fellowship, please complete the Resident and/or Nonresident Vasey Fellowship online application form and include all materials listed below. All materials must be written in English. Any statement in your application that is found to be false will be grounds for disqualification.

  • A cover letter detailing interests and why the Vasey Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A description of a research project to undertake as a Vasey Fellow (not to exceed 1,500 words)

Current Resident Fellow:

Tom Corben (AUS) is a Research Assistant with the Foreign Policy and Defence division of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, where he works primarily on US Indo-Pacific Strategy and strategic competition with China. Tom is also a Pacific Forum Young Leader, as well as the Indo-Pacific Fellow for Young Australians in International Affairs. More broadly, his research also covers Japanese and Korean politics and foreign policy, global nuclear power issues, and Australia’s own Indo-Pacific strategy. He has published articles on these and other topics with platforms including The Diplomat and the Australian Institute for Interational Affairs. Tom holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies and International Relations with Honours from the University of New South Wales.


Current Non-resident Fellow:

Oddis Tsai (TW) is a Policy Analyst at the Division for National Defense Resources and Industries, the Institute of National Defense and Security Research. He receives his Master Degrees in both Diplomatic Studies and Strategic Studies from the Australian National University. Oddis’ research topics cover the South Pacific region and defence industries.