Nonproliferation Fellowship

The Nonresident Nonproliferation Fellowship is currently open for application

The Pacific Forum offers a Nonproliferation Fellowship for young professionals to conduct research and analysis in the area of nonproliferation, nuclear security, and other related topics.

Pacific Forum offers a Nonproliferation Fellowship for young professionals to conduct research and analysis in the area of nonproliferation, nuclear security, and other related topics. This fellowship offers both resident and nonresident fellowships. Preference will be given to fellows from Myanmar or other Southeast Asia countries. The fellowship would run for up to one year with the possibility of extension or future employment based on performance and ability to attract new funding. 

Eligibility and How to Apply:

  • Candidates from Myanmar preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience, Master’s degree preferred
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written skills)
  • Must be eligible for an extended stay in the US

Resident Fellowship

** The Resident Nonproliferation Fellowship is now closed for the April 2020 application period. **

Pacific Forum will select a candidate to be a resident fellow at the Pacific Forum office in Honolulu for up to one year, and is expected to be full time (35 hours per week). Pacific Forum will provide a modest stipend and roundtrip airfare to Honolulu.

The resident fellow will work on a mutually agreed upon research project dealing with nonproliferation under the guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff or associate. Their research paper must be of quality to be published in Pacific Forum’s Issues and Insights, or other publication source, by the completion of the fellowship period. The ideal candidate will also have an excellent record on developing and managing programs on nonproliferation. The position involves participation in conferences, interaction with US and foreign officials and experts, and extensive travel to Asia, the US mainland, and beyond. Other duties include assisting Pacific Forum senior staff.

Duties and responsibilities of the Nonproliferation Fellow

  • Conduct research and analysis in the area of nonproliferation and other related topics and present research results at relevant conferences and workshops.
  • Help direct and administer the Forum’s nonproliferation programs.
  • Assist with the development of the next generation of nonproliferation specialists.

To apply for the resident fellowship, please complete the online form and include all materials listed below. All materials must be written in English. Any statement in your application that is found to be false will be grounds for disqualification.

  • A cover letter detailing interests and why the Nonproliferation Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Research proposal, outlining what nonproliferation-related question you plan to research and what your expected outcomes will be (Abstract max. 250 words, proposal max. 1,500 words)

Nonresident Fellowship

The Pacific Forum is offering non-resident fellowships to young professionals from Myanmar to conduct directed research on nonproliferation in cooperation with the Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (M-ISIS). The fellowship will run for six months with the possibility of extension or future employment based on performance and ability. The Fellow will work on a mutually agreed upon research project dealing with nonproliferation under the guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff and M-ISIS senior staff. The Nonresident Fellow’s research project should culminate as a research paper that will be published in the Pacific Forum Issues & Insights series or another publication outlet. The ideal candidate will also have an excellent record on developing and managing programs on nonproliferation.

Candidates will be jointly selected by the Pacific Forum and M-ISIS and will work at M-ISIS in Yangon. The Pacific Forum will provide a modest stipend and will also cover any travel associated with the Fellowship or with the Fellows’ participation in the Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Program. The position involves participation in conferences, interaction with US and foreign officials and experts, and extensive travel to Asia, the US mainland, and beyond. Other duties include assisting M-ISIS senior staff. M-ISIS will receive a monthly stipend to be used to compensate the Fellow and to cover local administrative support expenses.

Duties and responsibilities of the Nonproliferation Fellow

  • Conduct research and analysis in the area of nonproliferation and other related topics and present research results at relevant conferences and workshops.
  • Help direct and administer M-ISIS nonproliferation programs.
  • Assist with the development of the next generation of nonproliferation specialists.

To apply for the nonresident fellowship, please complete the online form and include all materials listed below. All materials must be written in English. Any statement in your application that is found to be false will be grounds for disqualification.

  • A cover letter detailing interests and why the Nonproliferation Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Research proposal, outlining what nonproliferation-related question you plan to research and what your expected outcomes will be (Abstract max. 250 words, proposal max. 1,500 words)

M-ISIS will conduct the initial screening of applications and then forward its recommendation to Pacific Forum for final acceptance.