Apply for Visiting Research Fellowships

Author: Liu Institute

Peace Studies with a geographical focus on South or East Asia

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies partners with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and invites proposals from scholars in any discipline to pursue any aspect of peace studies with a geographical focus on South or East Asia. Proposals that will integrate with or complement ongoing research efforts by faculty and research projects conducted at one or both Institutes are particularly welcomed.  Strong proposals will offer a clear and concise description of a research project, identify faculty research and initiatives at the Kroc Institute and/or the Liu Institute that will be enhanced by the project, and explain how the research will benefit the fields of Peace Studies and Asian Studies. Recipients of this fellowship will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of both Institutes.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available beginning in September 2017 with a deadline of December 11, 2017

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree. If you are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, you must have completed your doctoral degree before the beginning of the fellowship. If you have been a Kroc Visiting Research Fellow, please wait 7 years before applying again.

Fellowships begin at the start of the University of Notre Dame’s semester (August or January) and can run for one semester or an academic year. Junior (untenured) fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester; senior (tenured) fellows receive $30,000 per semester. Housing is provided in furnished Institute apartments at no cost. Fellows have library and Internet access and document retrieval services.

A complete application consists of:

  • The Visiting Research Fellows Application FormYou will be asked to choose "Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding", “Peace Studies” (open), "Conflict-related Migration and Diaspora Communities" or "Peace Studies with a geographical focus on South or East Asia."
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Research project proposal (maximum 10 pages) that concisely describes the basic elements of the research project (sources, data and analysis), a timetable, and expected products
  • A bibliography listing citations relevant to your proposed research
  • Two letters of recommendation.

A Kroc Institute faculty committee reviews the applications and makes the selections. Selection criteria include evidence of academic excellence; clarity of the link to existing research emphases; and anticipation of participation in the intellectual life of the Institute. Results will be announced in March.

If you have further questions about the application process, please contact:

Lisa Gingerich, (574) 631-9370,