The Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme honours Professor Wang Gungwu, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) for his distinguished tenure of 17 years and for his key contributions in nurturing a strong culture of research excellence at ISEAS.
The programme aims to nurture the next generation of scholars and policymakers who seek to explore the nexus of big-power relations and its impact on Southeast Asia. The programme is open to pre- and postdoctoral candidates and mid-career policymakers. Visiting Fellows will be expected to conduct policy-relevant research in the following priority areas:
- Developments in US-China relations and their impact on Southeast Asia
- Asia Pacific security issues (i.e. South China Sea, China-ASEAN relations)
- Rise of China and its impact on Southeast Asian communities
- Use of digital media and technology by major powers to shape perceptions and interests in Southeast Asian countries
- Progress and prospects of global economic cooperation initiatives like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Download info sheet here.
Fellowships may be for a minimum of two months up to a period of six months. Successful applicants are expected to be in residence at ISEAS for the duration of their fellowship.
Expected Outputs and Publication Opportunities
Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows (WGWVF) are required to contribute to ISEAS Perspective and Fulcrum publications in the areas of their research and give an in-house seminar on their research findings during their fellowship at ISEAS. As WGWVF, researchers will be part of a network of regional scholars and are welcomed to contribute to ISEAS after their fellowship.
Stipend and Benefits
- The Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme offers successful applicants a fixed monthly stipend (inclusive of a housing subsidy) for the duration of their fellowship at ISEAS and a round-trip economy airfare between their home base and Singapore.
- As a Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellow, you will be invited to a meeting with Professor Wang Gungwu during the duration of your fellowship.
- Successful applicants will enjoy access to office space, computer equipment and IT services, ISEAS Library, and all other facilities at ISEAS.
- Proposals for partial/full cost-sharing will also be considered.
Applications for the 2024 intake will be open from May to July 2023. Applicants must submit:
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement (3 pages, double spaced) addressing:
- Area of research, research methodology, timeline, and expected outputs
- Duration of fellowship in residence at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
- Two Reference Letters
- Proposal for partial/full cost-sharing (if applicable)
This programme is intended for pre- and post-doctoral research fellows and mid-career policymakers. For mid-career policymakers, we welcome applicants who may not have a PhD or equivalent degree, provided that their CV/Resume can ascertain an appropriate level of professional experience and research interest.
Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading:
Application for the Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme
Or mail to:
Assistant Director, Development
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace