POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program 2018 in Hawaii

Deadline: 31 December 2017
Open to: researchers of the two Koreas and Northeast Asia
Benefits: fully funded visiting fellowship


The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program, endowed by POSCO, is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center. The program invites outstanding scholars and policymakers to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia, as they relate to Korea.

Each year, from the beginning of March to the end of February of the following year, the East-West Center hosts four to six POSCO Visiting Fellows. They are required to give one seminar, prepare a high-quality paper to be submitted for publication, and join in East-West Center activities. Fellows may also be asked to participate in local outreach and public-diplomacy activities. Proposals for cost-shared fellowships are welcomed.


  • POSCO Visiting Fellows carry out policy-relevant research on contemporary issues in Korean studies.
  • In particular, the POSCO Fellowship Program is intended to generate constructive and informative research in four important areas:
    • (1) The two Koreas and Northeast Asia;
    • (2) Security issues for Korea and Northeast Asia;
    • (3) Economic and social issues in South Korea; and
    • (4) Political challenges in Korea.


  • The POSCO Visiting Fellows are in residence at the East-West Center for one to two months and undertake research and writing on an agreed topic;
  • Fellows are provided with a stipend and round-trip economy airfare between their home base and Honolulu.

How to apply?

  • Download the Application form from the “Apply Now” Link;
  • A cover letter indicating the research theme or project for which the applicant is applying;
  • Curriculum vitae (For security purposes, please do not include any personal information—e.g., birthdate, social security numbers, and/or passport number; your CV may be circulated among EWC staff);
  • Names of three referees, including full name, title, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.

Research proposal (3 to 5 pages), which should do the following:

  • Set out the issue or issues of the proposed investigation;
  • Describe the research method;
  • State the relationship of the proposed study to ongoing work in the area;
  • Explain how the proposed study can advance regional development and cooperation;
  • Propose the duration of fellowship required, the expected time that the applicant can be in residence at the East-West Center;
  • Describe the anticipated publication product;
  • Applicants who can provide some of the cost of the fellowship should indicate what costs they are able to cover.
  • Applications should be emailed to fellowships@eastwestcenter.org

For more information please visit the official website.

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