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East Asia Institute (Seoul) Fellows

Luce-funded program on "Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia" invites fellowship applications from university faculty.

THE EAST ASIA INSTITUTE
The East Asia Institute (EAI), based in Seoul, Korea, is a private nonprofit and nonpartisan organization devoted to research, publication, education, and international exchange in the realms of foreign policy, institutional reform, electoral politics, and public opinion in East Asia. EAI strives to transform East Asia into a society of nations based on political pluralism, economic interdependence, and international peace. To this end, it strives to propagate the values of diversity, tolerance, accountability, and transparency.

FELLOWS PROGRAM
With support from the Henry Luce Foundation based in New York, EAI established the “Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia” in 2005. Launched as an international exchange program for scholars with expertise in peace, governance, and development in East Asia, it invites established and next-generation East Asianists of the United States to give seminars and lectures based on unpublished articles submitted exclusively for the Fellows Program during their visitations of three weeks to two or more institutions of higher education in East Asia. EAI welcomes seminars and lectures based on interdisciplinary articles on current issues with comparative perspectives to transcend country case studies into genuinely regional East Asian studies. By providing its Fellows with opportunities to interact with East Asia’s leading scholars and major institutions through seminars and lectures, moreover, EAI seeks to develop a dense transnational epistemic community of East Asianists across the Pacific.

The Fellows Program is designed to give the Fellows the flexibility required to bring out the best of their expertise in the seminar and lecture. Fellows choose the subjects of their articles, seminars and lectures within the broadly defined themes of peace, governance, and development in East Asia in order to make the visitation an integral part of their on-going research. Fellows are free to decide how they will divide their time among two or more Member Institutions, giving a seminar and a lecture apiece at each of the site chosen. The Member Institutions are The East Asia Institute in Seoul, Fudan University in Shanghai, Keio University in Tokyo, Peking University in Beijing, and Taiwan National University in Taipei. The Member Institutions will provide each of participants an opportunity to develop strong network with East Asian scholars and practitioners. To reach a wider audience as well as compile high-quality scholarly work for the future generation, the articles presented at seminars and lecture will be circulated as part of the EAI Working Paper Series and submitted to the Journal of East Asian Studies for peer review.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Eligibility: Application is open to tenured, tenure-track as well as non-tenured East Asianist professors based in the United States conducting research in the fields of political science, international relations, and sociology. Seminars and lectures will be conducted in English.
Subject of Article, Seminar & Lecture: The EAI Fellows Program allows Fellows to choose subjects of their articles, seminars and lectures within the broadly defined themes of peace, governance, and development in East Asia. EAI encourages seminars and lectures based on interdisciplinary articles on current issues with comparative perspectives. The articles must be unpublished papers based on primary research and written solely for the purpose of the Fellows Program. The papers must be 10,000 words in length and written in English. Lectures and seminars shall be held in English in order to reach all audiences of East Asia.

PROGRAM CALENDAR, ANNUAL COMPETITION, AND SELECTION PROCESS
Number of Fellowships: EAI annually selects five Fellows in 2005 and 2006.

Time and Location of Visit: The EAI Fellows choose their time of visitation including the period of spring, summer or winter vacation. Fellows must stay in East Asia for at least of three weeks and visit two or more Member Institutions they have chosen to present seminars and lectures based on their unpublished articles written solely for the purpose of Fellows Program. If Fellows complete their lectures and seminars earlier, they are strongly encouraged to use their remaining days for their own field research in East Asia.

Deadline: The Fellows Program holds an annual competition. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2005, for the first year. Applicants will be notified of the decision on July 15, 2005, by both e-mail and letter.

Selection Process: The Selection Committee, led by a representative of each of the Member Institutions plus an Advisor based in the United States, selects Fellows through a rigorous evaluation process and submits its recommendation to the EAI’s Board of Trustees for approval. The Selection Committee looks for path-breaking research.

FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT, FACILITIES, AND SERVICES
Grant: The Fellows Program provides a total of US$14,900 for each of EAI Fellows. The grant covers an honorarium for the articles, seminars and lectures, as well as the cost of ground transportation, round-trip economy-class international air transportation, hotel accommodation, meals, and a per diem for a total of three-week stay in East Asia. EAI makes arrangement for transportation and hotel accommodation in full consultation with the Member Institutions.

Facilities: Each of the Member Institutions chosen for a visitation provides an office space with access to telephone, fax, and the Internet during the period of seminars and lectures, Fellows may stay at the Member Institutions for research purposes after their seminars and lectures if there are available spaces at the Member Institutions. EAI will act as a facilitator in arranging the extra stay between Fellows and the Member Institutions.

Opportunities for Networking: Each of the Member Institutions chosen for a visitation helps Fellows to expand their networks with established professors, researchers, and practitioners based in East Asia.

HOW TO APPLY
All East Asianists who are based in the United States and are interested in the Fellows Program should submit their detailed proposals describing the articles: the central thesis, methodological approach, primary materials, and theoretical contribution. Moreover, if the proposed works are part of their on-going research projects, they should describe how the works fit in with their larger research projects as well as their already published articles, if any. The applicants should also include in their proposals plans describing how they will spend the remainders of their visitation in East Asia, once they complete their obligations of giving seminars and lectures at two or more Member Institutions. The applicants should also submit Application Cover Sheets, Applicant Data Forms, Letters of Recommendation, and Curriculum Vitae.

Application information and other details are at:http://www.eai.or.kr/eng/program/fellows.html

FELLOWSHIP PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
The fellowship proposal is the most important part of your application. Please describe your proposed article, seminar, and lecture. In 4–7 double-spaced pages, address each of the following:

a) Detailed description of your central thesis, methodological approach, and primary materials
b) Significance in terms of disciplinary concerns as well as relevance to East Asian Studies
c) Relationship with your on-going or previous research projects
d) Interdisciplinary characteristics
e) Potential for generating comparativist knowledge
f) Travel schedule
g) Plan for networking and field research

CURRICULUM VITAE
Please attach a curriculum vitae to your application. The curriculum vitae should list, in reverse chronological order, your education, professional appointments and experiences, awards and honors, and publications.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR REFEREES
The East Asia Institute: The East Asia Institute (EAI), based in Seoul, Korea, is a private nonprofit and nonpartisan organization devoted to research, publication, education, and international exchange in the realms of foreign policy, institutional reform, electoral politics, and public opinion in East Asia. EAI strives to transform East Asia into a society of nations based on political pluralism, economic interdependence, and international peace. To this end, it works to propagate the values of diversity, tolerance, accountability, and transparency.

EAI Fellows Program:
With support from the Henry Luce Foundation based in New York, EAI established the “Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia” in 2005. Launched as an international exchange program for scholars with expertise in peace, governance, and development in East Asia, it invites established and next-generation East Asianists of the United States to give seminars and lectures based on an unpublished article submitted exclusively for the Fellows Program during their visitation of three weeks to two or more institutions of higher education in East Asia. EAI welcomes seminars and lectures based on interdisciplinary articles on current issues with comparative perspectives to transcend country case studies into genuinely regional East Asian studies. By providing its Fellows with opportunities to interact with East Asia’s leading scholars and major institutions through the seminars and lectures, moreover, the EAI endeavors to develop a dense transnational epistemic community of East Asianists across the Pacific.

The Fellows Program is designed to allow Fellows to express their expertise in a highly flexible academic environment. Fellows choose the subjects of their articles, seminars and lectures within the broad themes of peace, governance, and development in East Asia in order to make the visitation an integral part of their on-going research. Fellows are free to decide how they will divide their time among two or more Member Institutions, giving a seminar and a lecture apiece at each of the site chosen. The Member Institutions are The East Asia Institute in Seoul, Fudan University in Shanghai, Keio University in Tokyo, Peking University in Beijing, and Taiwan National University in Taipei. The Member Institutions will provide each of participants an opportunity to develop strong network with East Asian scholars and practitioners. To reach a wider audience as well as compile high-quality scholarly work for the future generation, the articles presented at seminar and lecture will be circulated as part of the EAI Working Paper Series and submitted to the Journal of East Asian Studies for peer review.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFEREES
We would greatly appreciate your candid comments on the applicant and his or her proposed project. While you should feel free to tell us whatever you deem appropriate about the applicant and his or her background, we are especially interested in the following:

- the length of time and the context in which you have known the applicant
- your opinion of the applicant’s background, qualifications, professional accomplishments, and experience
- your sense of the suitability of the proposed research
- your assessment of the project’s potential for advancing knowledge of East Asian Studies
- your views on the suitability of the applicant and his or her project for the EAI Fellows Program

Please use a separate sheet of paper for your reference letter and mail it to the address below. To expedite your correspondence with us, you may also e-mail your letter (formatted in Microsoft Word) to fellowships@eai.or.kr.

Please note: The deadline for receipt of all application materials is May 31, 2005.
Thank you

For further information, please contact:
Executive Director Ha-jeong Kim
Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia
The East Asia Institute
#909 Sampoong Building, 310-68 Euljiro 4-ga, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-786, Korea
Telephone: +82-2-2277-1683
Fax: +82-2-2277-1684
E-mail: fellowships@eai.or.kr
Internet: www.eai.or.kr

APPLICATION CHECK-LIST
To be sent by the applicant:
1. Application Cover Sheet
2. Applicant Data Form
3. Fellowship Proposal
4. Curriculum Vitae
To be sent by the referees:
5. Three letters of recommendation, sent directly to the EAI by the individual referees

MAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Please make at least six photocopies of items 1~4 and send them by airmail to the address below. Also send items 1~4 as e-mail attachments (formatted in Microsoft Word) to fellowships@eai.or.kr. Reference letters must be sent directly to the EAI by individual referees.

Please note: The deadline for receipt of all application materials is May 31, 2005.

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