Fellowship Components


Following orientation in June, the fellows will begin conducting independent research and developing a policy memo under guidance from select experts and NBR editors. The fellows will receive periodic feedback on their research, take part in relevant NBR events, and participate in professional development workshops at NBR, in addition to brief, regular check-in meetings with experts and NBR editors to answer any questions that arise during the fellowship period.


The Ellings-Korduba fellows will participate in an intensive summer seminar featuring lectures by experts in the policy and international relations field. Fellows will participate in seminars, conduct site visits, and attend external meetings to learn more about the multiple dimensions of U.S. foreign policy in Asia. During the summer program, the fellows will present their research findings and/or policy memos to NBR staff and select guests from the policy, academic, and business communities.