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PacNote #3 — New Pacific Forum Fellowship Opportunities

The Women, Peace, and Security Fellowship is now open for application

Pacific Forum is pleased to announce a Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Fellowship for young professionals to conduct research and analysis in areas related to women’s agency, voice and capacities, and gender perspective in dialogues, policies, and peace processes.

Pacific Forum is currently seeking applications for the resident WPS Fellowship. The position is open to all citizens with preference given to those from Southeast Asia with a WPS/gender studies background. Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and learn from globally recognized academic, business, government, and military leaders, as well as leading policy experts, to help shape their thinking about the critical challenges and opportunities of women, peace, and security; in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command WPS initiatives within the Indo-Pacific. Fellows will also connect with and build peer networks with counterparts from across the region. The resident fellowship will run until the end of September 2021 and the fellow will receive a stipend of $3000 per month. Learn more about the opportunity here: https://pacforum.org/program/wps-fellowship.

Eligibility and How to Apply:

  • Applicants may be of any nationality. Priority will be given to those from Southeast Asia with a background in WPS and/or gender studies
  • Completed their undergraduate education and
    • Have several years of experience in Indo-Pacific security issues, or
    • Has completed or is completing their graduate education (master’s or doctoral)
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written skills)

To apply for the WPS Fellowship, please complete the Resident WPS 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 WPS 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 WPS Fellow (not to exceed 1,500 words)

The deadline to apply for the WPS Fellowship is March 15, 2021.

Korea Foundation Fellowship Deadline Extension

In partnership with the Seoul-based Korea Foundation, this Pacific Forum fellowship is exclusively for Korean nationals. The Korea Foundation Fellowship is designed to help graduate and Ph.D. students obtain research and professional experience in one of the world’s leading foreign policy and security studies think tanks. Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and learn from globally recognized academic, business, government, and military leaders, as well as leading policy experts, to help shape their thinking about the critical security challenges faced by Korea and the larger Indo-Pacific region. Fellows will also connect with and build peer networks with counterparts from across the region. Learn more about the opportunity here: https://pacforum.org/program/korea-foundation-fellowship.

Eligibility and How to Apply:

  • Korean citizen
  • Between ages 22 to 34
  • Current graduate student researching foreign policy, international relations, political science, or a related field. (Those who have graduated in the past 12 months will also be considered.)
  • Working proficiency in English and/or with a TOEIC score 850, TOEFL score 100 (IBT score)/250 (CBT), TEPS score 750, or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Predominately completed studies in Korea

To apply for the Korea Foundation Fellowship, please complete the Resident and/or Non-resident Korea Foundation Fellowship online application form and include all materials listed below. All materials must be written in English. The deadline to apply for the non-resident fellowship has been extended to March 15, 2021. Applications for the Resident fellowship will be accepted through March 31, 2021.

  • Statement of purpose (explaining why you are interested in this fellowship)
  • Research proposal outlining what foreign policy or security-related question you plan to research while at Pacific Forum and what your expected outcomes will be (abstract max. 250 words, proposal max. 1,500 words)
  • Letter of Recommendation from an academic advisor at your university
  • Certificate of enrollment or graduation from your university
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts

Contact programs@pacforum.org if you need any further information.