Jan 16

Job: Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship at Pacific Forum (Honolulu)

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Each year, an independent committee of six experts – three each from the United States and Japan — selects one outstanding Japanese and one outstanding US citizen to be a resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum’s Honolulu office. This prestigious fellowship opportunity supports a mid-career academic or professional by providing the cost-of-living and institutional support to allow him or her to explore a security-related issue that concerns the alliance. Fellows are provided with the following:

  • A $3,000 stipend per month for six months
  • A four-week research and interview trip to either Washington, DC (for the Japanese fellow) or Tokyo (for the US fellow)
  • The ability to participate in relevant US-Japan dialogues under the auspices of the Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program
  • Access to Pacific Forum’s global network of senior security specialists

At the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows are expected to produce an article for submission and publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

We are seeking men and women from a broad range of backgrounds and previous experience researching the US-Japan alliance or a security-related issue is not a requirement. We’re particularly interested in those who bring a fresh perspective and new thinking to alliance challenges.


  • PhD or master’s degree with relevant work experience
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Late 20s to 30s
  • Be a US or Japanese citizen


This once-in-a-career opportunity is now seeking applicants for its fifth cycle. Application materials for 2014-2015 are available at http://csis.org/files/attachments/100812_spf_apply.pdf and we encourage interested candidates to begin the application process right away. Completed applications will be accepted from Jan. 15 – March 1, 2014. Applicants should be available for a six-month fellowship in Honolulu between May 2014 and April 2015.

We ask you to share this announcement and call for applicants widely within your network. While we do expect that the pool will be competitive, we strongly encourage anyone who meets the eligibility criteria to apply. Pacific Forum CSIS and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation also encourage security specialists from outside the foreign policy sector to consider bringing their knowledge to benefit the US-Japan alliance.

A non-resident fellowship, which does not include a stipend, is also available and applications are accepted year-round. Click here for more information.

For any questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact Brooke Mizuno, Director of Grants Management and Institutional Support, at brooke @ pacforum.org

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