Research area

Asia Pacific

Research type

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada – Distinguished Fellowship


  • The fellowships are unpaid, but an honorarium may be offered when the Foundation approaches select Distinguished Fellows to ask for their assistance when shaping certain research projects.

Deadline: Nominations can be submitted by October of each year


Citizenship: Open
must have made significant contributions to Canada-Asia relations


  • We typically select individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada-Asia relations in one of the following areas: scholarship, public policy, business, diplomacy, arts and culture, and civil society.
  • APF Canada is currently accepting nominations.
  • For a candidate to be considered by Selection Committee, the application material should include a letter explaining the contribution, for example: op-ed writing, Canada-Asia agenda writing, etc., and a recent CV which highlights Asia Pacific experience and contributions.


  • Fellows are chosen by an in-house Selection Committee composed of a panel of experts, as well as members of APF Canada’s Board of Directors. Successful candidates are established members of the Canada-Asia practitioner community and possess knowledge and demonstrated work in the fields of Canada-Asia relations and policy.
  • The term of the appointment is for three years.