Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001-2002)
Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Fellowship (November-December 1997)
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for writing (1992-93)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1984)
Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship (1983-84)
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship (1973-74)
Kai Bird is represented by the Ross-Yoon Literary Agency in Washington DC and also by the BrightSight Group, a speakers bureau in Princeton. He is a Contributing Editor of The Nation magazine.