The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD degrees at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. Offered to graduate students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics, the fellowship will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of eight (8) 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. The fellowship will commence on 23 May 2016, and scholars are expected to make a presentation on their work at the “Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies” to be organised in the middle of July 2016.
Deadline: 15 November 2015
More details here.
The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies – Yusof Ishak Institute has openings for Postdocs and Visiting Fellowships, focusing on state formation in Southeast Asia, and links between Southeast Asia and India or China. Applications close 24 November 2015.
More details here.
While not archaeological, this fellowship may be of interest to readers doing library and archive research in Southeast Asia. A fellowship offered by the National Library of Singapore. closing date for applications is 8 April 2015.
George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Southeast Asia Collections
The George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Southeast Asia Collections (GLHF) aims to attract top tier professionals to work with the National Library, Singapore (NLS) to develop its collections on Singapore and Southeast Asia. Through the Fellowship, NLS also aims to foster partnerships with collectors worldwide.
We welcome talented librarians, researchers, curators, archivists and collectors to collaborate with us.
Full details here.
Another fellowship opportunity with themes related to the disposal and memorialisation of the dead, which may be of interest to archaeologists. Deadline is 13 January 2015.
We seek scholars interested in the study of cultural practices surrounding the care, disposal, and memorialization of the dead.
Area of specialization is open, but might include religion, history, archaeology, anthropology, material and visual culture, performance studies, or literature, among other possibilities. Candidates should have broad historical and interdisciplinary interests. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.
During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar led by Associate Professor Hank Glassman (East Asian Languages and Cultures) entitled “Attending to the Dead: Mortality, Memory, and Material Culture.” Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this interdisciplinary seminar. A seminar in the cultural history of death, it will focus on the distillation and concretization of memory and affect in the form of monuments, gravestones, relics, paintings, sound recordings, photographs, and other objects.
More details here.
Archaeological fellowship available – for two years, and possibly two years more. Deadline is 31 December 2014.
The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, pursues research on historical interactions among Asian societies and civilizations prior to the 17th century.
The NSC-Archaeology Unit (NSC-AU) is now seeking to hire a Visiting Fellow/Visiting Senior Fellow in the field of archaeology or archaeology-related research (including, but not limited to, anthropological archaeology and historical archaeology). The successful applicant should be a specialist in pre-modern Mainland Southeast Asia, with demonstrated field experience and the ability to lead field work teams on excavation projects. The ability to articulate either an on-going project or a viable and substantive project proposal, as part of the application, is vital.
The position is for a period of two years, and renewable for another two years upon successful review at the end of the first contract. The fellowship is to be commenced any time from February 2015, but no later than July 2015.
More details here.
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the US Deptartment of State are offering PhD and Senior level Fellowships for social science research through the Center for Khmer Studies. You must be a Cambodian or US citizen to apply.
This program is open to Cambodian and U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in the social sciences and humanities. Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.
More details about the fellowship here. Deadline is 30 November 2014.
From the Asian Civilisations Museum:
Applications are now open for the Asian Civilisations Museum Research Fellowship for 2013-14. The research themes for the upcoming term are Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum’s collections in general, including Buddhist studies.
For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit http://acm.org.sg/research/research_fellowship.asp. Applications close on 1 January 2013.
The Center for Khmer Studies is offering fellowships for its Summer Junior Fellowship Program for American, Cambodian (and presumably French) undergraduates. The link on the website is provides information for American undergraduates who are eligible for the fellowship; Cambodian undergraduates are also eligible for this fellowship and the information is available after the jump. The fellowship is presumably open to French students as well, although I can’t find any information about that at the moment.
Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program in Cambodia for U.S. citizens (2012)
Center for Khmer Studies
Deadline 11 April 2012
See details here.
Call for applications for a post-doc position for research in the medical history of Early-Modern Southeast Asia. Applications close on 1 May 2012.
KITLV post-doctoral fellowship – Medical History in Early-Modern Southeast Asia
KITLV has established a scholarship for the study of Early-Modern Southeast Asia (EMSA), which is roughly defined as the period between the fifteenth century and the beginning of the Age of Modern Imperialism, around 1870. KITLV is looking for a historian, specialized in Southeast Asian medical history, who will participate in the KITLV project History of Health, Disease and Medicine in Southeast Asia, starting 1 July 2012.
See full details of the fellowship, terms and application procedure here.
The Asian Civilisations Museum is calling for applicants for their one-year fellowship for 2011-2012. The focus of research for this round is on Buddhist Art, Guan Yin and the influence of tradition on contemporary art.
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ACM Research Fellowship Grant
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites scholars specialising in Buddhist art, Avalokiteshvara or visual culture to apply for a 12-month research fellowship. The award period for the 2011-12 fellowships will commence from April 2011 through March 2012. The applications will be screened by a committee of eminent scholars and will be administered by the Research and Publication Unit (RPU) of ACM.
Applications close 15 January 2011.
Further details and application form can be found here.