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ASEAN Graduate Fellowship

 

ASEAN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP 2020/2021

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ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute invites outstanding Southeast Asian postdoctoral or eligible PhD candidates undertaking research on ASEAN and Southeast Asia to apply for the ASEAN Graduate Fellowship at the ASEAN Studies Centre.

This programme seeks to encourage and develop ASEAN Studies and contribute towards better regional understanding of the ASEAN Community. Successful applicants will receive access to ISEAS expertise and material resources, as well as an institutional home to tap into other Singapore-based resources.

ASEAN Graduate Fellows will receive institutional and funding support of between six (6) months to twelve (12) months depending on the fellowship duration.

Eligibility

  • The Fellowship is open to postdoctoral candidates who have recently completed their PhD or PhD candidates due to defend their thesis.
  • The Fellowship is open to Southeast Asian nationals.
  • Candidates’ PhD research topics must be related to at least one of the following themes and issues:
    • – ASEAN regional integration
    • – ASEAN’s external relations
    • – ASEAN norms, structure, processes and conventions
    • – ASEAN institutional development and governance
    • – ASEAN’s legal order
    • – ASEAN Community-Building
    • – Regional architecture (economic, political and security)
    • – Studies involving more than 2 ASEAN member states
    • – Comparative studies of ASEAN member states
  • Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English.

Benefits

Fellows will be provided with a fixed monthly stipend and allowances for the duration of the Fellowship, as well as access to a workstation, computing and printing facilities, ISEAS Library and other ISEAS facilities. Non-Singapore citizens/Singapore Permanent Residents will be provided a return economy class airfare from selected regional airports to Singapore.

Expected Outputs and Publication Opportunities

ASEAN Graduate Fellows are required to convert their PhD thesis into publishable material (for example, journal articles or a book), deliver seminars based on their thesis during their tenure at ISEAS, and assist with an academic roundtable.

Application

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A one-chapter-long writing sample from your PhD thesis
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo an interview via teleconference, or by other means as established by ISEAS.

Please note that all application materials must be submitted in English. If any of these materials are not in English, an official English translation must be provided in addition to the original documents.

Applications should be submitted via Careers@Gov.

Alternatively, please email your application to asc@iseas.edu.sg with the subject heading “ASEAN Graduate Fellowship 2020/2021 Application”.

Application Deadlines

All applications should be submitted by the deadline of 30 September 2020.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

For more information, please contact us at asc@iseas.edu.sg.

 

Fellowships

 

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) is a regional research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment.

The institute offers on-going recruitment for the Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellow programme, as well as adhoc opportunities for visiting fellowships on special projects.

For more details on the respective programmes and available opportunities, please refer to the link/s below.

ASEAN Graduate Fellowship
The Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme

Read also: Useful Information on planning your attachment with ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

 

Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme

 

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

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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.

Application Requirements

Applications for the 2023 intake will be open from May to July 2022. Applicants must submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Research Statement (3 pages, double spaced) addressing:
    1. Area of research, research methodology, timeline, and expected outputs
    2. Duration of fellowship in residence at ISEAS
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Proposal for partial/full cost-sharing (if applicable)

Eligibility

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.

Apply Now

Applications should be submitted by email to development@iseas.edu.sg with the subject heading: Application for the Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme

Or mail to:

Alice Wu
Assistant Director, Development
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

 

ISEAS-MUIS Masters Scholarship

 

Established in 2020, the ISEAS-MUIS Masters Scholarship is a collaborative effort between ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) to deepen the pool of local scholars with the capacity and training to conduct rigorous academic research. The scholarship aims to build up academic capability and research knowledge on the development of Islam in Southeast Asia and its long term effect on the Singapore Muslim community.


ISEAS-MUIS MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP 2021

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and MUIS – Islamic Religious Council of Singapore invite Masters scholarship applications for the study of the development of Islam in Southeast Asia.

Eligibility:

Candidates should:

  • Be Singapore citizens;
  • Be in possession of a good honours degree (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) in a relevant subject;
  • Have a consistently good academic record and
  • Be prepared to take up courses and/or carry out research on the political, social, cultural, or economic development of Islam in Southeast Asia.

Scholarship details:

  • Scholarship Type – Master’s degree
  • Course of Study – Including but not limited to political science, sociology, anthropology, cultural geography and Islamic studies

Terms of Awards:

  • The scholarship is tenable for one year at local or overseas reputable universities
  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Conference/Fieldwork allowance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Return airfare (if applicable)

Bond Period

  • Successful candidates will serve a one-year bond with ISEAS following the completion of their studies

Candidates who have already obtained university admission for 2021 and meet the above requirements are also eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, two letters of reference, educational certificates and transcripts, a research proposal and a statement of purpose in pursuing the MA degree, and a passport-sized photograph.

Please send applications to:

Head, Administration
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel No: 67780955, Fax No: 67756264

Closing Date: 31/03/2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

 

ISEAS PhD Scholarship

 

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is offering PhD scholarships to aspiring scholars for the following areas of studies:

Economics, History, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, and other relevant humanities and social science subjects

Eligibility

Candidates should:

  • Be Singapore citizens;
  • Be in possession of a good Master’s degree (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) in a relevant subject;
  • Have a consistently good academic record; and
  • Be prepared to carry out applied and policy-related research with focus on Southeast Asia.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have already been accepted for admission into reputable universities.

Terms of Award:

  • The scholarship is tenable at reputable universities overseas or in Singapore
  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Conference/Fieldwork allowance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Return air passage (if applicable)
  • Preliminary expenses
  • Successful candidates will serve a five-year bond with ISEAS following the completion of their studies

Application:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, sample of academic writing, three letters of reference, educational certificates and transcripts, a research proposal including a statement on why it is important to ISEAS, and a passport-sized photograph. Please send applications to:

Director, Corporate Services Division
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel No: 67780955, Fax No: 67756264

Closing Date: 31 August 2021
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

 

K S Sandhu Graduate Scholarship

 

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute offers K.S. Sandhu Graduate Scholarships to pursue the master degree programme at a Singapore university. These scholarships are awarded in the fields of Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, History, South-east Asian Studies, Political Science, International Relations or Economics.


K.S. Sandhu Graduate Scholarship 2021

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute invites M.A. scholarship applications for the following areas of study at a Singapore university

Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science, or Economics

Eligibility:

Candidates should:

  • Be Singapore citizens or permanent residents;
  • Be in possession of a good honours degree (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) in a relevant subject; and
  • Have a consistently good academic record.

Terms of Awards:

  • Each scholarship is tenable for one-year full-time study at a reputable university in Singapore
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Successful candidates will be attached to ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute as a Graduate Student Assistant during his/her term of study (up to 8 hours per week).

Bond Period

  • Successful candidates will serve a one-year bond with ISEAS following the completion of their studies

Candidates who have already obtained university admission for 2021 and meet the above requirements are also eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, two letters of reference, educational certificates and transcripts, a research proposal and a statement of purpose in pursuing the MA degree, and a passport-sized photograph.

Please send applications to:

Head, Administration
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel No: 67780955, Fax No: 67756264

Closing Date: 30/04/2021   

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

This scholarship is funded by the K.S. Sandhu Memorial Fund, Singapore.

 

Tun Dato Sir Cheng Lock Tan MA Scholarship

 

The Tun Dato Sir Cheng-Lock Tan MA Scholarship supports local students with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies in Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science & International Relations, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Archaeology/Archaeological Science.

The Scholarship, funded by The Tun Dato Sir Cheng Lock Tan Trust Fund, is offered on an annual basis and administered by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.


TUN DATO SIR CHENG-LOCK TAN M.A. SCHOLARSHIP 2021

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute invites M.A. scholarship applications for the following areas of study:

Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Archaeology/Archaeological Science, and other relevant subjects

Terms of Awards:

  • The scholarship is tenable at reputable universities overseas or in Singapore
  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Thesis allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Conference/Fieldwork allowance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Return air passage (if applicable)
  • Successful candidates will serve a one-year bond with ISEAS following the completion of their studies

Eligibility:

      Candidates should:

  • Be Singapore citizens or permanent residents
  • Be in possession of a good honours degree (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) in a relevant subject
  • Have a consistently good academic record
  • Have a deep interest in Southeast Asia and are prepared to take up courses and/or carry out research on Southeast Asia

Candidates who have already obtained university admission for 2021 and meet the above requirements are also eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, two letters of reference, educational certificates and transcripts, a research proposal and a statement of purpose in pursuing the MA degree, and a passport-sized photograph. Please send applications to:

Head, Administration
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel No: 67780955, Fax No: 67756264

Closing Date: 31/03/2021   

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

This scholarship is funded by the Tun Dato Sir Cheng-Lock Tan Trust Fund, Singapore

 

Career Opportunities

 

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is a regional research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment.

For current career opportunities in ISEAS, please visit Careers@Gov.

For job application enquiries, please contact ISEAS HR at HR@iseas.edu.sg.

  1. Visiting Fellows, Malaysia Studies Programme (Closing 31 December 2021)
  2. Manager, Financial Reporting & Analysis (Closing 11 October 2021)
  3. Fellow, Regional Economics Studies Programme (Closing 15 October 2021)
  4. Fellow, Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme (Closing 25 October 2021)
  5. Research Officer, Myanmar Studies Programme/Thailand Studies Programme [1-year contract]  (Closing 28 October 2021)

Applications are invited for Visiting Fellowships under the Malaysia Studies Programme (MSP).

Visiting Fellow – The Peninsular Northeast (6-12 months)

The Visiting Fellow will analyse salient political trends in the Northeast of Peninsular Malaysia, encompassing Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah and Perlis. Key emphases could include the track records and policy initiatives of state government administrations, intra-party relations between UMNO, PAS, and Bersatu, or local-level political dynamics in one or more of these states.

Visiting Fellow – The Impact of Youth on Politics (2-12 months)

The Visiting Fellow will analyse the impact of the introduction of Undi-18 on electoral outcomes in Malaysia. This will include, but not be limited to pinpointing states and cities that will be affected by this, as well as implications for the traditional voter bases of the established political parties.

Visiting Fellow – Dynamics of Change in Malaysia (2-12 months)

Malaysia has undergone change of immense scope and fluidity since the pivotal May 2018 general election. The shifting landscapes of polity, society and economy raise questions about the roles, contributions and limitations of key institutions and agencies – notably, the branches of government, the media, and civil society.

Responsibilities: 

Depending on the expertise of the candidate, he or she will be conducting one or two projects related to the themes listed above. In so doing, Visiting Fellows are expected to contribute to ISEAS in the following ways:

  • Write for a range of research products for the Institute such as ISEAS Trends, ISEAS Perspectives, and ISEAS Commentaries.
  • Monitor economic, political and/or social trends in Indonesia/Southeast Asia.
  • Where relevant, contribute to ISEAS’s collective research efforts.

Requirements

  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in an area of the humanities or social sciences (especially political science/government, economics, sociology, demography, or business studies). Alternatively, applicants with a Masters’ degree and commensurate experience in government, the private sector, think tanks or civil society organizations are also invited to apply.
  • Successful applicants are expected to start during the 2022 calendar year.
  • Fluency in English is a must. For research on Malaysia, working knowledge of Malay is a bonus.

Benefits: 

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only)

Application: 
Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two reference letters, and a research plan (each plan should address the research question, methodology, timeline and expected output; 3 pages each, double-spaced). Applications focusing on an ongoing manuscript project will not be viewed favourably.

Please submit your application materials to hr@iseas.edu.sg with the subject heading “Application for MSP Visiting Fellowship” and indicate the position that you are applying for in the email. The closing date is 31 December 2021.


Manager, Financial Reporting & Analysis

This role will oversee the maintenance of the general, financial and management reporting, tax compliance and fixed assets.

Job Responsibilities:

Financial operations and grant administration

  • Maintain general ledger and prepare general ledger journals
  • Process receipts transactions into accounting system. Perform bank reconciliation, submit cash flow projections to AGD
  • Submit grant requests to funding agency

Financial and management reporting

  • Prepare periodic management/financial reports and financial statements to management, AGD and other government agencies
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual surveys to the Department of Statistics

Budget planning and resource management

  • Post journals on fixed assets and depreciation, and perform asset-to-ledger reconciliation
  • Audit and risk management
  • Prepare audit schedule and response to auditor’s queries

Tax compliance

  • Ensure compliance with statutory tax obligations by applying tax policies, and schemes, GST reporting to IRAS, and e-submission of tax-deductible donations in myTax Portal

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience
  • A team player who is meticulous, open-minded. Collaborative and independent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. To apply, click here.


Fellow, Regional Economics Studies

This is a mid-level research position with focus on a range of economic issues in Southeast Asia. The contract would be for a duration of two years, with possibility of extension.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in consultation RES Coordinator and Director (Research)
  • Undertake policy-relevant research on economic development in Southeast Asia with emphasis on countries in the Mekong region, particularly Vietnam and Thailand
  • Produce policy papers, commentaries, academic papers and conduct lectures, talks and briefings
  • Manage or assist in ISEAS events such as moderating and planning
  • Establish and maintain professional links with relevant stakeholders
  • General editorial work and other tasks and duties related to ISEAS and RES

Benefits:

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only)

Requirements:

  • PhD in economics, political economy, development studies or business economics
  • Non-PhD applicants with experience in government, the private sector, think tanks are welcome to apply
  • 3-5 years of experience in a research centre, think tank, or academic institution
  • Strong interdisciplinary work with good track record in research and publications
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two reference letters, and a research proposal of not more than five pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the topic to be examined, plans for any fieldwork and duration, projected timeline of research, and output.

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Please submit your application materials to hr@iseas.edu.sg with the subject heading “Application for Fellow, RES” in the email. The closing date is 15 October 2021.


Fellow, Regional Strategic and Political Studies

The Fellow’s primary focus of research will be Southeast Asia’s relations with the major powers particularly the United States and China; the geopolitical and policy implications of such interactions for Southeast Asian countries and the region as a whole; and the impact of geopolitics on the regional architecture and ASEAN’s centrality. Another area of research will be Southeast Asia’s evolving relations with other key partners such as Japan, Australia, and India. The contract will be for a duration of two years, with possibility of extension.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and provide analysis in consultation with Coordinator and Director (Research)
  • Produce policy-relevant articles, including ISEAS publications such as Fulcrum and Perspective, and academic papers
  • Present research findings at public and private platforms such as seminars/webinars, lectures, closed-door briefings, among others
  • Manage or assist in ISEAS events such as curating speakers and moderating
  • Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts (media engagements; briefings to overseas visitors and delegations; and reports)
  • General editorial work and other tasks and duties related to ISEAS and RSPS

Benefits:

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only)

Requirements:

  • PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Government or Public Policy, Southeast Asian Studies or related disciplines, with at least 03 years of experience in a research centre, think tank, or academic institution
  • Non-PhD applicants with 5 years of relevant experience in government, the private sector, and think tanks
  • Strong interdisciplinary work with good track record in research and publications
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two reference letters, and a research proposal of not more than five pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the topic to be examined, plans for any fieldwork and duration, projected timeline of research, and output.

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Click here to apply.


Research Officer, Myanmar Studies Programme (MmSP) /Thailand Studies Programme (TSP) (1-year contract)

The Research Officer will support research projects and programme activities under the Myanmar Studies Programme (MmSP) and Thailand Studies Programme (TSP). He or she will have the opportunity to learn from experts and undertake a personal research project.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the MmSP/TSP Coordinator with the programmes’ activities, such as conducting research, organising webinars/seminars, and coordinating with speakers and writers;
  • Support the operations, administrative and editorial work of the MmSP/TSP;
  • Undertake research projects either independently or in collaboration with other researchers;
  • Contribute to the Institute’s collective research and public outreach efforts

Requirements:

  • University degree in social sciences or related fields, preferably in Southeast Asian Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Political Science; an advanced degree would be an advantage;
  • Interest in developments and issues in Myanmar and Thailand
  • Good communication and writing skills in English; newspaper-level literacy in Chinese a plus; Burmese/Thai language skill is not required though beneficial
  • Experience in copy-editing and other forms of editorial work
  • Positive work attitude, a high sense of professionalism, and ability to work under demanding circumstances

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV and two reference letters.

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Click here to apply.

 

Scholarships

 

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute offers the following scholarship programmes for students of Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Archaeology/Archaeological Science and other relevant subjects.  The different programmes are:-

Masters Scholarship

PhD Scholarship

For all scholarship enquiries, please contact ISEAS HR at HR@iseas.edu.sg

 

Opportunities in ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

 

Career Opportunities
Fellowships
Scholarships