Call for applications: Pacific Islands Security Scholars Program


HONOLULU (Press Release) — In 2015, post-graduate and research degree students from Pacific Island countries and their neighbours will again have an opportunity to make their voice heard on the most pressing traditional and non-traditional security issues facing the region. The call for applications for the second edition of the Pacific Islands Society’s Security Scholars Program is now open!

Selected scholars will be asked to contribute to the ongoing debate of international security by producing regular articles and opinion pieces on directed issues for publication through the Society’s Horizons and Security Scholars commentary series as well as third-party media outlets.

Selected scholars will also conduct background and on-the-record interviews with senior diplomats, business leaders, politicians, academics, and community leaders in the region and beyond. A selection of the on-the-record interviews will then be published as a stand-alone question and answer series through the Society’s Interviews publication.

Throughout the program, scholars will be provided mentorship from the staff at the Pacific Islands Society. They will also be offered media training and marketing and communications support by the Society’s Marketing and Communications Department. This will prepare the Scholars for public speaking and social media engagements.

The Pacific Islands Society is now accepting applications for its 2015 Security Scholars Program from the following countries, territories, prefectures, and states: Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Niue, Republic of Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Tokelau, Guam, Timor-Leste, Wallis and Futuna, Hawaii, Okinawa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Interested candidates should send an expression of interest, C.V., and two recommendations to When submitting, please paste the requested items in the body of the email rather than as attached documents. Applications will remain open until October 30, 2014 or until the five Pacific Security Scholars are selected for the program.

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