Request for nominations – National Asia Research Program 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are partnering to launch a major national research and conference program entitled the National Asia Research Program (NARP) that will re-invigorate the policy-relevant study of Asia.

NBR and the Wilson Center are now requesting nominations from the heads of all institutions of higher learning and research organizations in the United States to select a premier group of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows. All nominations must address one of the NARP research agenda issues and be received by January 31, 2010 for consideration. The purpose of the nominations is to highlight those whose commitment and expertise have made exceptional contributions to America’s understanding of the vast changes underway in the region.

NBR and the Wilson Center plan to host the Research Associates and Fellows at the Asia Policy Assembly, a major conference on contemporary Asian Studies, on June 17-18, 2010 in Washington, D.C. At this and all subsequent conferences, NBR and the Wilson Center aim to award one outstanding scholar with a significant prize named after renowned Asia scholar Robert Scalapino, arguably America’s foremost scholar of Asia over the past 60 years.

NBR and the Wilson Center will issue an international call for papers that address NARP research agenda issues in January 2010. Additional presenters at the Assembly will be drawn from this group.

For more information on the NARP, nomination instructions and eligibility, and the research agenda, please visit the National Asia Research Program website or contact Ms. Stephanie Renzi at