Apply for the East Asia Institute Fellows Program 2012-2013

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April 5th, 2012

The East Asia Institute (EAI) based in Seoul, South Korea, invites applications for its Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia. Funded by the Japan Foundation, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange of Taiwan, and YBM/KIS, an education institute of Korea, the Fellows Program targets East Asia specialists with cutting-edge expertise in political science, international relations, and sociology for an international exchange program with the goal of encouraging interdisciplinary research with a comparative perspective in the study of East Asia. The EAI Fellows present seminars and lectures, based on an unpublished article on current issues submitted solely for the purpose of the Fellows Program, at two or more Partner Institutions in East Asia.

Program: The Program is designed to give the Fellows the flexibility required to bring out the best of their expertise in seminars and lectures. Fellows choose the subjects of their articles, seminars, and lectures within the broadly defined themes of peace, governance, and development in East Asia in order to make the visitation an integral part of their on-going research. Fellows are free to decide how they will divide their time among two or more Partner Institutions, giving a seminar and a lecture apiece at each of the sites chosen. The Partner Institutions are the East Asia Institute in Seoul, Fudan University in Shanghai, Keio University in Tokyo, Peking University in Beijing, and National Taiwan University in Taipei.

Eligibility: The EAI Fellows Program is intended for tenured, tenure-track, and untenured East Asia specialized professors based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other non-Asian regions, conducting research in the fields of political science, international relations, and sociology.

Selection Process: The EAI will select up to five Fellows in 2012. The representatives of the Partner Institutions plus an Advisor based in the United States select EAI Fellows through an annual competition.

Support: The program provides funds ranging from USD 8,000 to 10,000 for each of the Fellows. The grant covers an honorarium for the article, seminar, and lecture as well as the cost of ground transportation, round-trip economy-class international air flight, hotel accommodation, meals, and a per diem for a total of three-week stay in East Asia (see comments on Application Forms).

Application: For further details and instructions on how to apply, please download a booklet titled “Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia” available online at Fellows Program or e-mail fellowships@eai.or.kr for assistance. All application materials must be type-written and in English.

Deadline: Applications for fellowships must be received no later than July 16, 2012. The results of the competition will be announced by the end of August, 2012, by both e-mail and letter.

For further inquiry, please contact Young-Hwan Shin (Mr.), Executive Director, at fellowships@eai.or.kr.

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