Pacific Forum Women, Peace, and Security Fellowship

Pacific Forum offers a Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Fellowship for young professionals to conduct research and analysis in the key country and thematic priority areas related to women’s rights, and the promotion of women’s participation in peace and security policy at international levels in dialogues, policies, and peace processes. The resident fellow will work on mutually agreed-upon research projects and other program tasks dealing with women, peace, and security under the guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff or associate. The fellow will write at least one research paper of quality to be published in Pacific Forum’s Issues & Insights, or other publication sources, by the completion of the fellowship period. The ideal candidate will also have an excellent record of developing and managing programs on women, peace, and security. The position involves participation in conferences, interaction with the US and foreign officials and experts, and travel to Asia, the US mainland, and beyond (conditions permitting). Other duties include assisting Pacific Forum senior staff and supporting USINDOPACOM WPS initiatives within the Indo-Pacific.

The deadline to apply March 15, 2021.


  • Applicants may be of any nationality. Priority will be given to those from Southeast Asia with a background in WPS and/or gender studies
  • Have completed their undergraduate education and
    • Have several years of experience in Indo-Pacific security issues, or
    • Has completed or is completing their graduate education (masters or doctoral)
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written skills)

For more information, click here.

Application Process

To apply for the WPS Fellowship, please complete the Resident WPS Fellowship online application form and include all materials listed below. All materials must be written in English. Any statement in your application that is found to be false will be grounds for disqualification.

  • A cover letter detailing interests and why the WPS Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A description of a research project to undertake as a WPS Fellow (not to exceed 1,500 words)

To apply, click here.

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