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The East-West Center (EWC) Research Innovation & Collaboration Exchange (RICE) Fellowship Progam 2024

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

The East-West Center (EWC) will provide RICE Fellowships for scholars, policy experts, non-government organization / civil society organization (NGO/CSO) members, researchers, or journalists from the Indo-Pacific Region, including the United States, to undertake research or other projects on topics related to the domestic/international governance, environmental issues, political economy issues around trade, technology and integration, and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific.

Program Elements

RICE Fellows will undertake research or other projects at the EWC in the Honolulu or Washington, DC offices. The length of the RICE Fellowship will be based on the project as will the associated stipend, support, and travel funding. In some cases, a recipient may be permitted to work at another location, provided sufficient project-relevant justification is presented.

During the Fellowship terms, participants will pursue their project interests while taking advantage of the resources and access of the East-West Center’s Honolulu and Washington, DC offices. Moreover, participants will have opportunities to collaborate with EWC researchers to enhance and advance their projects. 

Application Requirements

Note: Applications are due at 11:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time (5:59 AM EST +1)

  • A completed online application form
  • A full CV
  • Two letters of reference
  • A 2-page statement outlining the proposed work. The proposal must include a summary of the project to be pursued (e.g, a research publication or other product as outlined above); a schedule and identified milestones to complete the project; an explanation of how the collaboration with EWC will further the proposed work (e.g., access to research experts, dialogs with key partners, convening for critical dialogue, etc.).  Proposals should focus on bringing individuals and organizations from the United States, Asia, and the Pacific together to share perspectives, consider common challenges and opportunities, and create collaborative outcomes.
  • Budget for the work, including requested stipend, travel, housing, other costs,

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