The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Offers Fellowships to Master’s Level Students 2010/2011

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The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) offers fellowships to master’s level students and professional degree holders to work at the NBR headquarters in Seattle for one year.

Application Instructions:
Applications for 2010-2011 fellowships will be accepted beginning December 1, 2009. Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • 750-word essay stating their interest in applying for a particular topical and regional research area, and how their research within that area would contribute to NBR’s research agenda
  • Three written references (one outside of academia), emailed directly by those writing them to NBR with subject line “applicant name, application,” by January 16, 2010.
  • Application Form

Please email the above materials to nextgen@nbr.org. Should you have any questions about the application process, please email Kailani Chin-Hidano, also at nextgen(AT)nbr.org. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 16, 2010.

Fellowship Eligibility:
U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status (by time of application deadline) is required. The applicant must have completed a master’s degree by the time the fellowship begins. Individuals who have received their master’s degree diplomas up to twelve months prior to the application deadline may apply to the program. Prospective fellows should apply only for the year that they expect to participate. No deferrals are permitted.

Fellowship Benefits:
For each fellow, regardless of his or her career trajectory, the program provides an extraordinary opportunity. Fellows who go on to specialize in Asia scholarship will have been exposed to the policy relevance of research. Those who choose a policy-related career will have been exposed to the importance of quality scholarship. Fellows who choose other career paths, whether in the private, nonprofit, or media sectors, will have been exposed to the dynamic intersection of policy and scholarship.
One thing will hold true for all alumni of The Next Generation Leadership Program: They will be young leaders capable of making a significant difference in how the United States relates to Asia. Their engagement in critical efforts to ensure that policy is well-informed by the best academic research available will shape their contributions as leaders and strengthen their impacts in their various fields. Fellows will acquire or refine skills in:

  • analysis, research, and writing
  • written presentation of research in a format that is useful to policymakers
  • briefing skills
  • team collaboration
  • project management
  • understanding U.S. foreign policy processes

Each fellow will receive a $32,500 fellowship award (with benefits), as well as a stipend for relocation expenses.

Important dates:
January 15, 2010: Applications due at nextgen@nbr.org
January–February 2010: Applications reviewed and evaluated by NBR Program Committee and Selection Committee
March 2010: Finalist interviews
April 2010: Awards made
June 1, 2010: Fellowship anticipated start date
September 2010: Next Generation orientation session in Washington, D.C.
May 31, 2011: Fellowship concludes

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