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Seeking Applicants: 2013–2014 International Affairs Fellowship in South Korea, sponsored by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies

by Scott A. Snyder
July 13, 2012

Secretary of State Clinton speaks during U.S.-Korea ministerial dialogue meetings with Defense Secretary Panetta, South Korea's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kim, and South Korea's Minister of National Defense Kim in Washington. (Jose Luis Magaua/courtesy Reuters)


Are you interested in spending time and working on research in Seoul, South Korea? Do you have an interest in U.S.-South Korea relations? Do you know someone who is? If so, consider CFR’s 2013-2014 International Affairs Fellowship in South Korea (IAF-SK), sponsored by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. 

What is the mission of the IAF-SK? The IAF-SK seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and South Korea by expanding cultural exchange and enhancing communication between both countries on global issues. The program assists mid-career scholars and professionals from the public and private sectors to advance their analytic capabilities and broaden their foreign policy experience in South Korea.

What are the eligibility requirements? The IAF-SK is only open to U.S. citizens. Applicants do not have to be Korea specialists, and knowledge of the Korean language is not a requirement. While a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy.

Does the fellowship provide a stipend? The program awards a stipend which covers living expenses in Seoul, South Korea plus international travel and necessary research expenses. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

What is the duration of the fellowship? The duration of the fellowship is between four and twelve months.

How many fellowships will be awarded? CFR awards two to three fellowships annually.

When is the deadline? The deadline to apply is October 1, 2012.

How do I apply? Application instructions and program details can be found online at For more information, please contact or 212.434.9740.

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  • Posted by DL

    I just received your book on the US-South Korea alliance. Thanks so much for sending it out!

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