NBR Summer Seminar 2024

Deadline: June 2, 2024

The NBR Summer Seminar 2024: The China Challenge is an intensive, interdisciplinary eight-week seminar (June 17 to August 9, 2024) at the National Bureau of Asian Research’s (NBR) Seattle office. The program is open to current students and professionals interested in issues of strategic importance to the United States in Asia.

Participants spend a summer in-person at NBR’s Seattle office participating in roundtable discussions featuring high-level speakers from NBR’s network of experts, attending regional site visits to consulates, policy hubs, and military bases, joining relevant NBR events, and having the opportunity to present their research to NBR staff and select guests from the policy, academic, and business communities. See lists of previous speakers and site visits here.

The NBR Summer Seminar offers a unique, comprehensive curriculum and unparalleled access to leading experts. The goal is to provide an understanding of the salient issues of strategic importance to the United States. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to enhance your knowledge and network. Register now!


Professionals as well as current or recent students are eligible to apply. Those accepted must be able to relocate to Seattle, or already reside there, for the entire program (June 17 through August 9, 2024). Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Space is limited.

Required Materials

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit the following through the application portal:

  • Necessary contact information and answers to supplemental questions.
  • A current résume or CV (2 pages maximum).
  • A brief biography (200 words maximum).


  • $800 (current students)
  • $2,400 (professionals)

How to Apply

You can learn more about the Summer Seminar and how to apply on NBR’s website.

NBR will host a virtual information session about this opportunity on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 9 am HST. RSVP to attend here.

If you have any questions about the Summer Seminar, please contact fellowships@nbr.org.