Nonproliferation Fellowship

The Pacific Forum is offering a resident fellowship to a young professional to work on its nonproliferation programs.

Pacific Forum is offering a resident fellowship to a young professional to work on its nonproliferation programs. 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.  The resident fellow will work on a mutually agreed upon research project dealing with nonproliferation and be expected to publish on this issue. 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.

Resident Fellowship

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).  The Pacific Forum will provide a modest cost-of-living stipend of $2,500 per month, along with one-time travel to/from Hawaii from the fellow’s place of residence. Fellows will spend approximately 50-60% of the time on a self-directed research project (with guidance from Pacific Forum senior staff), which should culminate as a research paper to be published in the Pacific Forum Issues & Insights series or another publication outlet. The remainder of the time will be spent on research supporting Pacific Forum programs, activities, and senior staff research.

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.

Eligibility and How to Apply:

  • Candidates from Myanmar or Southeast Asian countries 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

Application Procedure
The application packet must include:

  • Applications for the Nonproliferation Fellowship are currently being accepted for 2020​
  • 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)

Applications should be sent via postal mail or e-mail to:
Attn: Nonproliferation Fellowship Program
Pacific Forum
1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1150
Honolulu, HI 96813