FALL 2013 EAST WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, non-profit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region
The U.S. Congress established the East-West Center (EWC) in 1960 to foster mutual understanding and cooperation among the governments and peoples of the Asia-Pacific region, including the United States. The Center is a public, non-profit institution with an international board of governors. Principal funding comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals and corporations and more than 20 Asian and Pacific governments.
The Center promotes the building of an Asia-Pacific community through programs of cooperative training, dialogue and research. Areas of emphasis include regional institutions, mutually beneficial economic development and cooperative solutions to significant, region-wide problems. The primary areas of Center?s research include: Economics, Environment, Pacific Islands Studies, Politics / Security and Governance, and Population and Health.
East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Overview
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master?s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai?i. The fellowships cover the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, health insurance, and partial funding toward meals and incidental expenses. Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow?s period of study.
Priority in the student selection process is given to applicants seeking degrees in fields of study related to research themes at the East-West Center, focusing on topics in economics; environmental change, vulnerability and governance; politics and security; and population and health, at a local, national and/or regional level in the Asia Pacific region. The Center also welcomes applications in other fields of study on issues of common concern among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States. Visit the East-West Center website www.EastWestCenter.org/research for information regarding research themes.
The University Of Hawaii
The University of Hawai?i at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the state university system. It was founded in 1907 and is located on 320 acres of land in Mānoa Valley, close to the center of metropolitan Honolulu. It is a comprehensive research university offering bachelor?s degrees in 90 fields of study, master?s degrees in 84, and doctorate degrees in 51 fields. It enrolls approximately 20,000 full-time students each semester of whom 6,000 are graduate students.
The University of Hawai?i (UH) and the East-West Center are separate organizations but maintain close institutional ties through a variety of programs, such as the Graduate Degree Fellowship Program. All reference in this booklet to the University of Hawai?i refers to the Mānoa campus. Visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate for more extensive information on the University of Hawai?i and its graduate programs.
Applicants submit both the application for East-West Center Graduate Fellowship and the graduate admissions application to the University of Hawai?i to the East-West Center Award Services Office. Applications must be postmarked by the November 1 deadline.
Applicants already enrolled as classified graduate students at the University of Hawai?i submit only the East-West Center Graduate Fellowship application.
Required tests include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for applicants from non-English speaking countries, and the GRE or GMAT for all applicants as required by university departments.
Award recipients who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must meet exchange visitor (J-1 visa) requirements.
Basic Funding Provisions
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides the following funding:
Tuition and fees up to the equivalent of the tuition charged for post-baccalaureate students at the University of Hawai?i at Mānoa toward master?s or doctoral studies;
Housing in a Center residence hall, based on single occupancy;
A stipend to partially cover food and incidental expenses (Refer to the section on taxes on stipends for additional information.);
An allowance for books, materials and supplies; and
Health insurance coverage.
All provisions above are subject to change.
Estimated Expenses Beyond the Fellowship
Living expenses beyond the fellowship are estimated at $400 per month, or $4,800/year.
Travel to and from home country and Honolulu.
Degree fellows are responsible for all personal and academic expenses not covered by the Center fellowship.
Submission of Application
Applicants should send the following documents directly to the East-West Center in Hawaii, USA, postmarked no later than November 1, 2012 for the term commencing in Fall Semester (August) 2013.
1. East-West Center / ADB-JSP Graduate Degree Fellowship Application Form and Essays requirement;
2. University of Hawai?i Application Form (included in the Fellowship Application package);
3. Two (2) official transcripts bearing the actual signature of the Registrar and the embossed seal or inked stamp of the institution;
4. TOEFL (minimum requirement is 213 for Computer and 79-80 for Internet);
5. GRE or GMAT score (as applicable);
6. Three (3) Letters of Reference by using the form provided in the application package; and
7. Written Sample (required for all doctoral degree applicants and some fields of study).
Application Form and Instructions are posted in the East-West Center?s Website for free download: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/student-programs/opportunities-for-study/ewc-graduate-degree-fellowship or Email to: Scholarships@EastWestCenter.org
Application forms and additional information may be obtained from:
Graduate Degree Fellowships
Award Services Office
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
For more information e-mail: Scholarships@EastWestCenter.org
The East-West Center will announce Award Winners by April 2013.
Institute of International Education
Institute of International Education (IIE) is a representative of East West Center (EWC) which helps promoting EWC Scholarship Programs in Thailand as follows;
EAST WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK - GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ASIA PACIFIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
For more information, please contact Program Officer ? Scholarships, Institute of International Education
6th Fl, Maneeya North Center Ploenchit Rd., BKK Tel: +66 (2) - 652 0653 ext. 119 ;