Pacific Forum has five fellowship programs. Applicants who apply for resident fellowships and are not selected may be offered a nonresident position by the selection committee. All resident fellowships offer stipends while nonresident fellowships do not receive stipends. Applications for all resident and nonresident fellowships are due on April 30 (fall/winter fellowships) and October 31 (spring/summer fellowships), with the exception of the Korea Foundation Fellowship. Please refer to the Korea Foundation Fellowship page for its application due date.
- James A. Kelly Korean Studies Fellowship promotes academic study, research, and professional career paths focused on Korean Peninsula studies.
- Korea Foundation Fellowship is an opportunity exclusively for Korean nationals who are currently enrolled in, or are recent graduates of, a graduate degree program.
- WSD-Handa Fellowship engages Asian, European, and American fellows in security and economic development issues.
- Lloyd and Lilian Vasey Fellowship is offered to non-US citizens interested in US-Asia security policy.
- Nonproliferation Fellowship is an opportunity to work on Pacific Forum's nonproliferation programs.
Pacific Forum senior staff will provide guidance and consultation for fellows as they conduct their research. The final product will be of quality to be submitted to a refereed journal or published in the Pacific Forum Issues & Insights series. In addition to their research, fellows will participate in other Pacific Forum programs and activities including:
Honolulu International Forum (HIF) meetings
This is a monthly breakfast meeting that provides an opportunity to interact with senior security experts and leaders from the business, government and academic communities of Honolulu.
Young Leaders Program
Fellows will receive priority consideration to attend relevant conferences, giving them the opportunity to present their research, build their network, and gain broad exposure in their field.