Apply to Become a Southeast Asia Research Fellow

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) is pleased to announce the inaugural CPD Southeast Asia Research Fellowship. The program is part of the Center’s Public Diplomacy in Southeast Asia initiative, with support from the Singapore International Foundation (SIF). The program supports new scholarship on the growing role of public diplomacy by countries in the region with implications for the dynamic regional and global relations. The year-long non-residential fellowship will be awarded to up to three scholars each year pursuing promising research in this area, with an emphasis on practical implications for the field.

Selected from a competitive pool of international applicants by a review committee, the CPD Southeast Asia Research Fellows will each oversee a substantive research project that will yield a research paper to be presented at a forum. It may be considered for publication in the CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy series. Fellows are strongly encouraged to contribute blog posts and commentary to the CPD Blog or develop another type of product in consultation with CPD.

Selected fellows will each receive a $2,000 stipend awarded at the successful completion of the fellowship, with additional support for travel to present their work. The deadline to submit applications for the inaugural program is February 15, 2023. Selection will be made in March 2023. To apply, email with "ATTN: CPD Southeast Asia Research Fellowship Application" in the subject line and include the following documents:

  • Summary description of the research project or an abstract

  • Research proposal (1500–2500 words)

  • Timeline of deliverables

  • CV/Resume