Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowships in Contemporary Asia

Each year the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) offers two postdoctoral fellowship positions to junior scholars for research and writing on contemporary Asia. The primary research areas focus on political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or on international relations and international political economy in the region. The fellowships are made possible through the generosity of APARC’s benefactor, Walter H. Shorenstein.

Appointments begin in the fall quarter of the academic year. The fellowships are limited to recent PhDs: applicants cannot be more than three years past the awarding of their doctoral degree when the fellowship starts. They must have degree conferral and approval no later than July 31 prior to the fellowship start date (that is, no later than July 31, 2019 for 2019-20 fellowships starting in fall 2019).

Postdoctoral fellows are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and to take part in Center activities throughout the academic year. Fellows are also required to present their research findings in Center seminars and to participate in the Center’s publication program. The postdoctoral fellowship is a 10-month appointment with a salary rate of $52,000, or commensurate with Stanford policy, plus $2,000 for research expenses.

Application Process

The deadline to apply to the 2019-20 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship is Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:59am Pacific Time.

All application materials must be submitted by that time.

  • Fill Out the Online Application Form
  • Upload the Following Materials to the Online Form, in PDF Format:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • A short research statement (not to exceed five typed pages, double-spaced), which describes the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period, as well as the proposed publishable product.
  • Submit the Completed Application Form
  • Submit Letters of Recommendation
    • Email THREE (3) letters of recommendation (in PDF format) to shorensteinfellowships@stanford.edu. We will accept official letters of recommendation from the applicant, a dossier service, or directly from references.

Application Confirmation

Once we have received all components of your application, including three recommendations, we will send you an email confirming the completion of your application. If you have not received this email, you may send an email checking your application status.

Note: Please be advised that Stanford University will close for winter break from December 24, 2018 to January 7, 2019, and response time to inquiries may be delayed.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its scholarly community. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

Contact

For questions about the Shorenstein postdoctoral fellowship and the fellowship application process, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Kristen Lee at shorensteinfellowships@stanford.edu or kllee@stanford.edu.

For information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, such as housing, cost of living, and other resources, please visit the website of Stanford's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

For questions and information related to international scholars, please visit the website of Stanford’s Bechtel International Center.

Application date
7 Jan 2019
Duration
10 months
Country
America United States Pacific
Discipline
Social sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Political science Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 3 years
Grants available
2
Award granted
US$ 52.000 + research funds
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