A cornerstone of the NARP is the selection of a group of rising Asia scholars as National Asia Research Fellows. Fellows are selected through a competitive, nationwide process to contribute policy-relevant research on national security issues for a one-year term.
A major goal of the program is to encourage Asia specialists in the United States to engage in research and scholarship of direct relevance to policymakers. Additionally, the NARP will connect specialists with policymakers through their participation in NBR and NDU programming, highlight the scholars whose commitment and expertise contribute to national interests, and raise policymakers’ appreciation for the importance of academic work on Asia to the policy process.
During their term, Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research at the Asia Policy Assembly, a major public event where scholars and senior policymakers discuss contemporary Asia policy issues. They will also publish their findings through NBR, NDU, and top policy-oriented publications. Fellows will remain at their home institution and receive a stipend to support their work during their term.
Application deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019