This program is funded by The Japan Foundation and U.S. Embassy Tokyo and administered by the East-West Center in Washington, in cooperation with Tama University's Center for Rule-making Strategies in Tokyo, Japan.
Additional details about the Fellowship, including the description and fellows' requirements can be found on the East-West Center's website.
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Application Requirements and Materials
Applicants must be nationals of Japan, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, or the United States, and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend. Applicants with or without a PhD will be considered; those without a PhD will be considered based on their relevant professional experience.
Applications must include:
- A completed online application form
- A full CV
- Two letters of reference
- A 5-page (double spaced) policy-relevant research proposal of five pages on the following theme: How should the U.S., Japan, and Southeast Asia collaborate on trade, investment, and economic integration in Southeast Asia? The proposal must:
- Discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined and a tentative hypothesis and arguments
- Make the case that the proposed project can be completed in three months
- Explain how a fellowship at CRS and the EWCW would further this research (For example by interviewing government officials/policy experts, access to archives at local institutions etc.)
Applications missing any part of the required package will not be considered.
Due to East-West Center funding regulations, non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are selected as fellows will need to be on East-West Center J-1 visa sponsorship during their residency. Acceptance of the fellowship will subject fellows to Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or the 'two-year home country residency requirement' before the fellow may apply for a change of status in the U.S., permanent residency, or an H, L, or K visa.
Please note the J-1 Visa Requirements include: (1) evidence of J-status appropriate health/repatriation insurance enrollment for the period, (2) evidence of English-language proficiency, and (3) a separate SEVIS I-901 fee. For more information on J-1 visa requirements, see: General Information for All J-1 Visitors
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