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Visiting Fellows Program


Private and Public Sector Fellows

The Mansfield Foundation’s new Visiting Fellows Program offers a unique advantage to those interested in expanding their networks and their understanding of Washington.

Under this new program, the Foundation will host Visiting Fellows from the private and public sector for a period of ninety days.  Using the Foundation’s Washington office as a base, Visiting Fellows will have access to the Foundation’s programs, networks, resources, and other benefits.

The Mansfield Foundation offers an ideal base for Visiting Fellows to develop the global perspective and professional networks that will benefit their organizations’ and countries’ long-term strategic interests.   Few other organizations are as fully integrated into the fabric of Washington policymaking and policy expertise as the Mansfield Foundation.  Visiting Fellows will benefit from the Foundation’s networks, expertise, and collaborative relationships in Washington and throughout Asia.

Please see our Visiting Fellows brochure (Japanese)for more information about specific benefits as well as fees and eligibility.

Research Fellows

The Mansfield Foundation will also continue to provide opportunities for a limited number of graduate-level researchers and scholars from the United States and Asia to affiliate with the Foundation for 12-18 months, using the Foundation as a base from which to conduct research and write on topics related to U.S.-Asia relations and foreign policy.  Visiting Fellows receive no salary or compensation from the Foundation; however, they may participate in activities of the Foundation and access its networks of Asia specialists.

For more information about this aspect of the Visiting Fellows Program, please contact Mansfield Foundation Program Assistant Hayley Aron at (202) 347-1994 or