The U.S.-Japan relationship is critically important in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific, and the challenges both countries face require serious consideration and a deeper understanding on the part of scholars and policymakers alike. To address these needs, NBR has established the Japan Studies Research Fellowship to cultivate a new generation of U.S.-Japan specialists and leaders and to build stronger bridges between the United States and Japan. Fellows will explore how the U.S.-Japan relationship must evolve to meet the demands of today, gain a broad understanding of the geopolitical shifts within the Indo-Pacific, and apply their expanded knowledge within a cutting-edge, policy-oriented environment.
The program consists of an intensive, three-month research and professional development program designed for current undergraduate, community college, and graduate students who are interested in or focus on Japan studies, U.S.-Japan relations, and/or Japanese foreign policy.
Individuals who identify as a racial or ethnic minority are particularly encouraged to apply.
Fellows spend a summer as junior fellows-in-residence at NBR’s Seattle office, participate in a Summer Seminar featuring high-level speakers from NBR’s network of experts, participate in professional development workshops, and receive guidance from NBR editors on a research topic of their choosing.
The application period for 2023 is now closed.
The Japan Studies Research Fellowship has been made possible through a generous grant from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.