East WEST center
The East-West Center’s multidisciplinary Research Program addresses issues of contemporary policy significance in a comparative context, focusing on challenges of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. The Research Program is a source of rigorous and critical analysis and regional expertise in support of all the Center’s programs.
The Center’s collaborative research and policy analysis promotes better relations and understanding among the nations of the region and the U.S. and contributes to both capacity and institution building. Work is organized into four study areas: Economics; Environmental Change, Vulnerability, and Governance; Politics, Governance and Security; and Population and Health.
Visiting Fellow Programs
The East-West Center offers several opportunities for scholars to conduct research at the Center:
East-West Center Visiting Fellowships enable scholars to undertake research and publication in collaboration with EWC staff on selected research themes or on an independent research project related to one of the four Research Program Study areas.
The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers from North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe to engage in policy relevant research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia. The annual application deadline for these fellowships is December 31.
The Obuchi Japan Foundation Fellowship is part of the overall EWC Obuchi Program, a joint U.S.-Japan effort to strengthen the education and research dimensions of Okinawa’s relations within the Asia-Pacific region. The Fellowship is funded by the Japan Foundation in Tokyo, and provides Japanese academic, business and media experts the opportunity to engage in cooperative projects and research on global issues with East-West Center counterparts. Projects designed to expand Okinawa’s contributions toward a more peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific region are considered. Applicants should apply through the Okinawan International Exchange and Human Resources Development Foundation (in Japanese).
East-West Center Policy -- All awards, grants and fellowships offered or administered by the East-West Center including extensions are subject to cancellation at the East-West Center's option. Reasons for such cancellation include but are not limited to a lack of funds, change in the institutional or program focus or direction, or insufficient support personnel or resources. Additionally, international, federal, state, private or other granting authorities may have specific conditions which will apply with respect to extension, cancellation or revocation of awards, grants and fellowships which they provide but the East-West Center administers.
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Scholars who do not need financial support for their research may be invited to the Center as Visiting Scholars. Priority is given to scholars whose proposed study is related to the Center's programs. Persons interested in spending a period of time at the Center as a Visiting Scholar should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of the proposed research, including a work plan for the period in residence at the Center, and a cover letter describing how the applicant will benefit from a period at the Center to: Director, Research Program, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA, or by email to fellowships@EastWestCenter.org