APPLY NOW: Next Gen Korea Peninsula Specialists

APPLY NOW: Next Gen Korea Peninsula Specialists

APPLY NOW: Next Gen Korea Peninsula Specialists

APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

Timeline & Key Dates:

Application Submission Period: April 16 - April 30, 2021

Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2021

Virtual Roundtables: May through October 2021

Completion of Program: December 2021

 

 The National Committee on American Foreign Policy’s (NCAFP) Forum on Asia-Pacific Security (FAPS) is accepting applications from qualified individuals to join an Emerging Leaders  workshop and mentorship program focused on security issues in the Indo-Pacific and on the Korean Peninsula. The program is designed to help emerging academics translate their research ideas into policy recommendations, and to develop public communications skills. In addition to peer workshops and skills training, each Emerging Leader will be matched with a mentor from the NCAFP’s network of senior-level former policymakers to further inform the development of the final products--a short policy paper and podcast presentation. This program is made possible with the generous support of the Korea Foundation. 

The Program

The program will consist of six (6) virtual roundtable discussions with working group peers to workshop ideas and review papers, and to receive short trainings on the art of writing for policy makers and other communications/public speaking skills; and two (2) one-on-one mentor sessions with a senior policy practitioner. Toward the conclusion of the project, Emerging Leaders will be expected to write a policy paper on their topic of interest as well as record a short podcast covering their research topic, conclusions and policy recommendations. 

We will be selecting ten (10) next-generation scholars and experts from around the world. Applications must include a resume, letter of interest, and a well-developed one-page prospectus of the research topic related to security issues in the Indo-Pacific on which the group member will develop policy recommendations. Preference will be given to topics related to the Korean peninsula and/or Korea’s role in the regional security architecture. 

Qualifications & Expectations

Preferred applicants are PhD candidates or junior academics with up to 10 years of experience on regional issues within the Indo-Pacific and/or on the Korean Peninsula, who are well-poised to influence the policy planning process in the future. Participants must commit to participating in all virtual meetings, to take place between May and October 2021 (unless excused by the organizers for unavoidable conflicts).

At the conclusion of the roundtables, Emerging Leaders will write a policy paper for publication in an edited volume, as well as produce a short podcast episode on the paper’s topic. Podcasts will be released in November, followed by publication of the edited volume and launch event in December 2021.

Each participant will receive an honorarium of $1,000 upon completion of all expected responsibilities. This program is made possible with generous support from the Korea Foundation.

APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

 

If you have any questions, please contact the NCAFP's Program Assistant, Sampson Oppedisano at [email protected]

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