The Asia Society has announced it is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Bernard Schwartz Fellows Program.

The program, which “seeks to contribute to a better understanding of policy challenges and opportunities related to the growing importance of Asia in the international political arena and global economy,” provides support for a maximum of one year for original policy research relevant to the think tank.

Candidates with a minimum of 10 years of experience are typically drawn from government, academia, journalism, business and the non-profit sector and will have the option of working out of organization’s New York or Washington, D.C. office.

In addition to their research project, Asia Society fellows are required to participate in the think tank’s events, make themselves available as experts for the media and write their own journalistic and opinion pieces in the media.

There is no fixed application deadline, but recipients are expected to begin spring or summer 2012.