James A. Kelly Korea Fellowship

The James A. Kelly Korean Studies Fellowship Program will promote academic study, research, and professional career paths focused on Korean Peninsula studies by young Kelly Fellows.

It recognizes the exemplary efforts of Jim Kelly to improve US-ROK relations and encourage the DPRK to denuclearize and join the international community of nations.

The overall objective of the fellowship is to promote stronger US-ROK, US-DPRK, and inter-Korean relations through a variety of Pacific Forum programs. The fellowship makes a deliberate effort to encourage the study of Korean economic and security issues, with particular focus on raising awareness among the next generation of scholars and officials in the US, ROK, and worldwide about the vital role the Korean Peninsula plays in regional and international affairs.

Kelly Fellows will develop their knowledge of  Korean Peninsula issues  through participation in the Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders program, in-residence research at the Pacific Forum, and the continuing series of U.S.-ROK and broader tri-/multilateral forums.

Eligibility and How to Apply:

  • Open citizenship with a focus on Korea.
  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written skills).
  • For non-U.S. citizens, applicant must possess or be eligible for an extended stay visa

Resident Fellowship
Pacific Forum will select a candidate to be a resident fellow at the Pacific Forum Honolulu office for three to 12 months. Fellows will undertake a self-directed research project on Korean foreign policy or US-Korea relations under the guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff or associate and be active participants in the Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program. Their research paper must be of quality to be published in Pacific Forum’s Issues & Insights, or other publication source, by the completion of the fellowship period.

Resident fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 a month, roundtrip airfare to Honolulu, travel insurance during the fellowship period, and travel costs to attend up to three conferences.

To apply for the resident fellowship, please submit the following materials in PDF format to pacificforum@pacforum.org. All materials must be written in English.  Any statement in your application that is found to be false will be grounds for disqualification.
 

  • Kelly Resident Fellowship application (Download Here)
  • A cover letter detailing interests and why the Pacific Forum Kelly Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A research proposal to undertake as a Kelly Fellow (not to exceed 1,800 words)

Nonresident Fellowship
Pacific Forum will also offer nonresident fellows the opportunity to complete a self-directed research project on Korea foreign policy or US-Korea relations under the guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff or associates.

To apply for the nonresident fellowship, please submit the following materials in PDF format to pacificforum@pacforum.org. All materials must be written in English. Any statement in your application that is found to be false will be grounds for disqualification.
 

  • Kelly Nonresident Fellowship application (Download Here)
  • A cover letter detailing interests and why the Pacific Forum Kelly Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A research proposal to undertake as a Kelly Fellow (not to exceed 1,800 words)

Applications can be submitted via postal mail or e-mail at:
Attn: Kelly Fellowship Program
Pacific Forum
1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1150
Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax: 1-808-599-8690
Email: PacificForum@pacforum.org

For all program inquiries, please contact Ariel Stenek at ariel@pacforum.org +1(808) 521-6745.

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