East-West Center RICE Fellowships 2023 in the United States

Fellowship in Communication , in Economics and Finance , in Politics
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : June 1, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 212686
  • Degree Research
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The East-West Center (EWC) offers Research Innovation, Collaboration, and Exchange (RICE) Fellowships for scholars from Indo-Pacific Region, including the United States. RICE Fellowship helps the fellows to start research or other projects related to the domestic or international governance, political economy issues relevant to trade, environmental issues, technology and integration, and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. Also, this opportunity is available for policy experts, members of a non-government organization or civil society organization plus researchers, or journalists.

Fellows will start a project or research at the EWC in the Washington, DC, or Honolulu offices. To total duration of the program will depend on the length of the project, associated stipend, support, and travel funding. Fellows may have permission to work at another location if the candidate presents a sufficient project-relevant justification.

Throughout the Fellowship program, fellows will pursue their project activities independently or in collaboration with EWC researchers. The EWC researchers will help the participants with guidance on research resources and relevant information and assist the RICE Fellows in residence at EWC offices.

EWC will select the fellows based on their proposed collaborations and exchanges toward creating or strengthening networks, partnerships, and shared outcomes. EWC and the applicant’s home institution will co-brand the outcomes of all projects, especially those that are sustainable.

RICE Fellowships is a partially funded program with a monthly stipend and travel costs depending on the proposed project.

Essential Details of RICE Fellowship

Application Deadline: 01 June 2023 (3:00 PM)

Program Start: 30 September 2023

Location: USA

Host Institution: East-West Center

Gender: Male/Female

Eligible Countries: Indo-Pacific Region and the United States

RICE Examples of Possible Projects

RICE Fellowship possible projects might include the following examples:

EWC also urges collaborative and innovative exchange projects that organize impactful dialogues among people and products and develop and equip leaders.

Who Can Apply for East-West Center RICE Fellowships?

Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the East-West Center RICE Fellowships:

  • Applicants should be nationals of the Indo-Pacific countries or the United States and eligible for a fellowship stipend.
  • Must have completed a Master’s degree, research applicants must have completed a Ph.D., and policy experts, journalists, or NGO/CSO leaders should prove experience in their professions.
  • Preference goes to candidates who have not yet had the opportunity to start research, projects, and network in Washington, DC, or Honolulu.
  • Selected Non-US citizens or permanent residents of RICE Fellowships will require East-West Center J-1 visa sponsorship during residency.

Application Required Documents

All applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Online application form
  • Detailed and updated CV
  • Two reference letters
  • Rough project budget, including requested stipend, travel, housing, and other costs
  • A two-page statement outlining the proposed work


  • The applicant’s proposal should contain a summary of the project, a planned and identified milestones to complete the project, and a description of how the applicant’s collaboration with EWC will improve the proposed work.
  • The proposal must focus on gathering individuals and organizations from Asia, the U.S., and the Pacific regions to share perspectives, create collaborative outcomes, and consider common challenges and opportunities.

How to Apply for East-West Center RICE Fellowships?

The application procedure is online, and applicants can start their application through the link below.


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Please visit the East-West Center website for more details about East-West Center RICE Fellowships.


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