National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
The National Bureau of Asian Research's Leadership In Asian Affairs Fellowship is a post-master's degree program that is committed to bridging the gap between best scholarly research and the pressing needs of American foreign policy towards a rapidly changing Asia – by strengthening the development of a cohort of young Americans with expertise on Asia.
Program Description: 
This 1-year fellowship is designed to further the professional development of Asia specialists in the year just after the completion of their master's degree. Fellows will gain further knowledge of Asia and an understanding of the US foreign policymaking process by: conducting independent research under the guidance of the NBR Editor, collaborating with senior scholars on academic publications, and traveling to Washington, D.C., to participate in the briefing of research findings to the policy community.
Supported Fields: 
NBR organizes its research around three broad topics, with emphasis on those of interest to the US: politics and security, economics and trade, and societies and health. Current research groups include: the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) group – Asian Security, Politics in Asia, and Muslim Asia; Economic and Trade Affairs (ETA) group – Energy and the Environment and Trade, Investment, and Economic Engagement Issues; the Center for Health and Aging (CHA) group – coordinates innovative research and dialogue on the demographic, economic, social, political, and medical trends related to health and aging across the globe.
Program Benefits: 
Each fellow receives a $32,500 fellowship award, with benefits, as well as a reimbursement for some relocation expenses. Fellows will collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and participate in briefing research findings to the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.
Applicant Profile: 
Recent master's and professional degree holders (MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) are invited to apply for this year-long fellowship at NBR's headquarters in Seattle.
Graduating master's students and recipients of master's degrees up to 12 months from graduation.
U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
Program Deadline: 
Usually mid-January.
More information: 

Bridge Award Program for Returning Boren Fellows:

NBR and the National Security Education Program (NSEP) offer returning Boren Fellows the opportunity to apply for a 1-year award at NBR's headquarters in Seattle or Washington, D.C. office. This award, preliminary to pursuing a degree in Asian Affairs, is part of the Boren Fellowship and would be in lieu of domestic support. Immediately following his/her return from the NSEP Boren Graduate Award overseas, selected fellows work for 6-12 months and receive compensation for their work.

How To Apply: 
Information on this program is offered for the benefit of our students. The Fellowships Office does not at this time, however, work with applicants to this program.