China Policy Fellow

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is pleased to announce its new China Policy Fellowship, which will bring to Stanford leading professionals and scholars from Asia and the United States to engage in research on contemporary China affairs and/or U.S.-China policy, with the broad aim of strengthening U.S.-China relations. Candidates should be mid-career to senior-level experts with extensive research experience and influence in the policymaking process. The fellowship is hosted by APARC’s China Program, whose mission is to facilitate multidisciplinary, social science-oriented research on contemporary China, with a dual emphasis on basic and policy-relevant research.

In addition to regularly participating in APARC’s and the China Program’s activities, the China Policy Fellow will undertake original research in his/her area of expertise and will also play a lead role in organizing a major conference at Stanford on a topic of prominence on the U.S.-China policy agenda. It is expected that each fellow’s work and annual conference will result in a published product such as a book, a policy brief, a report, or a collection of conference proceedings. The China Policy Fellow is expected to be in residence full time at Stanford.

Appointments will begin in the fall quarter of the 2021-22 academic year. The China Policy Fellow will be provided a monthly stipend to be dispersed over the 9-month appointment period totaling $72,000. This position is not benefits-eligible.


Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Eligibility: Mid-career to senior-level candidates

Required Application Materials, in PDF Format:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A short research statement (not to exceed 1,000 words) that describes the research to be undertaken including the topic, methodology, and contribution to the field.

To apply and for more information, please visit:


Please address all questions to:

Callista Wells

Program Coordinator, China Program

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University

Encina Hall E301

Stanford, CA 94305-6055
(650) 724-9632

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