Funding: Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship

money [150-2]Via JETWit Jobs Mailing List.

Location: Honolulu, HI, and Tokyo or Washington, DC
Education: MA or PhD
Other Eligibility: US or Japanese citizen under 40
Fellowship dates: six months between May 2014 – April 2015
Application deadline: 1 March 2014

Each year, an independent committee of six experts – three each from the United States and Japan — selects one outstanding Japanese and one outstanding US citizen to be a resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum’s Honolulu office. This prestigious fellowship opportunity supports a mid-career academic or professional by providing the cost-of-living and institutional support to allow him or her to explore a security-related issue that concerns the alliance. Fellows are provided with the following:
· A $3,000 stipend per month for six months
· A four-week research and interview trip to either Washington, DC (for the Japanese fellow) or Tokyo (for the US fellow)
· The ability to participate in relevant US-Japan dialogues under the auspices of the Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program
· Access to Pacific Forum’s global network of senior security specialists

At the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows are expected to produce an article for submission and publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

We are seeking men and women from a broad range of backgrounds and previous experience researching the US-Japan alliance or a security-related issue is not a requirement. We’re particularly interested in those who bring a fresh perspective and new thinking to alliance challenges.

To be considered, candidates must meet the following criteria:
· PhD or master’s degree with relevant work experience
· Fluency in spoken and written English
· Late 20s to 30s
· Be a US or Japanese citizen

The SPF Fellowships are designed to engage the next generation of leaders in the US and Japan on innovative bilateral security initiatives. By bringing fresh voices and perspectives to the table, Pacific Forum CSIS and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are seeking to energize the alliance for the years ahead. Emerging and established experts under the age of 40 from all sectors are invited to apply.

SPF Resident Fellowships support one Japanese and one US citizen from a highly competitive applicant pool to conduct a self-directed research project on an issue that relates to either existing or potential US-Japan security cooperation at Pacific Forum’s office in Honolulu. The US Fellow will spend up to six weeks in Tokyo and the Japanese fellow will spend up to six weeks in Washington, DC, to conduct interviews and research necessary for their research project. At minimum, Resident Fellows will be expected to complete an article of sufficient length and quality to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. Resident fellows are also active participants in Pacific Forum’s globally recognized Young Leaders Program and will have the opportunity to attend relevant conferences and dialogues throughout the region under the program’s auspices. The Fellowship duration is for six months.

Pacific Forum accepts applications from January 15 – March 1, 2014. If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply, please complete the application check list and have all documents submitted by the application deadline. Short listed candidates will be contacted by May 31, 2014 for a phone, Skype, or in-person interview.

Application materials for 2014-2015 are available at and we encourage interested candidates to begin the application process right away. Completed applications will be accepted from Jan. 15 – March 1, 2014. Applicants should be available for a six-month fellowship in Honolulu between May 2014 and April 2015.

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