IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration with the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is pleased to announce its 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium. The Symposium, which is being supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program) and The Starr Foundation, will bring together senior and junior scholars to discuss a variety of political, economic, historical, and cultural topics related to the larger region of Asia. Countries in this region include: Afghanistan, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to continued study, research, and work on and with the countries of the larger region of Asia, as well
as submit a developed and policy-driven executive summary of their research. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Grants will be awarded to approximately 15 junior scholars.

The 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium is scheduled to take place in late March 2005, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and will involve three days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.

Grant Provisions:
* Round-trip airfare and/or surface transportation (provided by IREX through its travel office) from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site.
* Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To receive more information on the 2005 Asia Regional Policy Symposium or to access the application form and instructions, please visit the IREX website at: