2014 Asian Graduate Student Fellowships Program

2014 Asian Graduate Student Fellowships Program


The Asia Research Institute of NUS invites applications from citizens of Asian countries enrolled for a fulltime advanced degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships.  These fellowships are offered to current graduate students doing their Master’s or PhD degrees and working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics, and will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of six (6) weeks.  The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.  Scholars will be expected to commence on 16 May 2014, and to make a presentation on their work at a “Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies” to be organized at the end of June 2014


Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:


  • A pro-rated monthly allowance based on SGD 1,250.
  • Reimbursement  for cost of Training employemnet Pass and Visa fees.
  • One time round trip travel subsidy by the most economical and direct route (via budget airline if available on reimbursement bases upon being accepted for the fellowship.
  • Access to library and computer resources.
  • Three working days of leave.


Application Deadline: 15 Nov 2013


Applicants are invited to preferablye-mailtheir application forms,  2-page outline of their research proposal in English (this may be accompanied by a longer statement in a Southeast Asian language) to the address before deadline.  Arrangements should also be made by which at least two letters of reference, one of which is from your principal supervisor, are sent confidentially to the same address by the same deadline.


The 2-page research proposal must include the following detail:


  • Whether the data collection or fieldwork stage of the research has already been completed.
  • How the fellowship will contribute to the research.
  • The types of sources to be consulted in Singapore.
  • Porposed work plan during the fellowship.


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