U.S.-Korea Policy Scholars Program
The U.S.-Korea Policy Scholars Program was launched by the Office of the Korea Chair at CSIS to deepen mutual understanding and promote policy studies in support of the U.S.-Korea alliance. The program invites young and mid-career private and public sector professionals with research interests on any aspect of U.S.-Korea policy to join CSIS for a fixed period of study in Washington, D.C. as a non-resident visiting fellow.
Policy Scholars will have a specific research project, which they will present in written and/or presentation format at the end of their stay. They will have access to all of CSIS public events, including those events sponsored by the Korea Chair. The Office of the Korea Chair will encourage Policy Scholars to make the most of the rich research institutions and university activities in the Washington, D.C. area.
Policy Scholars will participate in a series of seminars run by the Korea Chair on a variety of topics related to U.S.-Korea relations. World class experts from CSIS, the U.S. government, as well as external guest speakers will be brought in to conduct sessions of interest to the research agenda of the Policy Scholars.
This program especially seeks out young and mid-career private and public sector professionals who will, through their studies and experiences at CSIS, help to build the networks and knowledge critical to the future foundation of the alliance. Such young and mid-career professionals should ideally be sponsored by their home institutions for a “sabbatical” period of study in the United States.
Learning Outcomes for Policy Scholars who complete the program
- One research paper and/or presentation that will be disseminated under the auspices of the Korea Chair's "Voices of Visiting Fellows" publications series
- Acquisition of a unique and personal network of Korea policy experts and players in the Washington D.C. area
- Certificate of completion of the U.S.-Korea Policy Scholars Program
- Invitation to future "alumni" events in the U.S. and ROK
- Research proposal (3 pages maximum)
- Current Curriculum Vitae or resume
- Evidence of English Language capacity (e.g. TOEFL score)
- Policy Scholars will have status as visiting researchers at CSIS, and will have access to events and administrative support offered by the Office of the Korea Chair
- Visa facilitation by CSIS
Applications may be submitted via email to KoreaChair@csis.org.