South Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2010
East-West Center in Washington
The East-West Center (EWC) is accepting applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in one of the following areas:
1. International relations in South Asia;
2. Political change in South Asia; and
3. U.S.-South Asia relations.
Funded by the East-West Center, the fellowship finances a three-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington. While in residence in Washington, D.C., the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series or Asia Pacific Issues series. The first full draft of the manuscript should be completed before the end of the residency period. Fellows will also give a public presentation on their topic. Up to one fellowship will be awarded.
The fellowship will include a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $4,500 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at EWC in Washington and round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C. Residency at the Center will start in September 2010. Additionally, at the discretion of the Director, a small grant to cover field research, in Asia only, may be available. Fieldwork in the region must be completed prior to residence at the East-West Center in Washington.
Applicants with or without a Ph.D. will be considered. Applicants without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience. Applicants must be nationals of a country within the scope of their Fellowship or the United States and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend. Successful applications will include a completed fellowship application form, cover letter, a full CV, two letters of reference, and a policy-relevant research proposal of ten pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined, tentative hypothesis and arguments, a review and short bibliography of the relevant literature, plans for fieldwork (if any), and project time frame. If field research funds are sought, please briefly explain why and how they are to be used. All materials must be received by October 15, 2009, at: South Asia Fellowship Program, East-West Center in Washington, 1819 L St., N.W., 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036-3866. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions on or before December 20, 2009.