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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

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.

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 2022

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:

  1. Be Singapore citizens;
  2. Be in possession of a good honours degree (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) in a relevant subject;
  3. Have a consistently good academic record and
  4. 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 2022 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 Master’s degree, and a passport-sized photograph.

Submission:

Please send applications to ISEAS HR at HR@iseas.edu.sg. Please note that the two referees should email the letter of reference to ISEAS HR separately.

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022  

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 email your applications to ISEAS HR at HR@iseas.edu.sg. Please note that the 3 referees should email the letter of reference to ISEAS HR separately.

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

Closing Date: 15 January 2022
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, Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science, International Relations or Economics.


K.S. Sandhu Graduate Scholarship 2022

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

Terms of Awards:

  • Each scholarship is tenable for one-year full-time study at a reputable university in Singapore
  • Monthly stipend
  • 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), and upon completion of studies will serve a one-year bond as a Research Associate with the Institute.

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 consistently good academic records.

Requirements

Candidates who have already obtained university admission for 2022 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.

Submission:

Please send applications to ISEAS HR at HR@iseas.edu.sg. Please note that the two referees should email the letter of reference to ISEAS HR separately.

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022  

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. SCHOLARSHIPS 2022

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

Requirements:

Candidates who have already obtained university admission for 2022 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.

Submission:

Please send applications to ISEAS HR at HR@iseas.edu.sg. Please note that the two referees should email the letter of reference to ISEAS HR separately.

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022  

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.

To apply for current career opportunities in ISEAS, please visit Careers@Gov.

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


1. Lead Researcher (Energy/Climate)  2 Years
Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme (CCSEAP)

The Lead Researcher’s primary focus of research is on Southeast Asia’s energy transitions in the context of a green recovery and the nexus between energy and climate. The Lead Researcher will examine the political, economic, social, technological, and/or policy implications of these interactions in the context of planned energy transitions in the region. Country expertise and focus on selected Southeast Asian countries will be an advantage. Secondary focus may be on, but not limited to, carbon pricing, carbon markets, labour transition issues, green technology or sustainable finance.

Research Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and provide analysis in consultation with the Coordinator
  • Contribute regularly to ISEAS’ research products such as Fulcrum commentary, Perspectives, Trends-in-Southeast Asia.
  • Assist Coordinator in managing external grants and stakeholder expectations
  • Assist Coordinator in liaising and coordinating Visiting Fellows’ research agendas
  • Assist in the conceptualization and conduct of the annual Southeast Asia Climate Outlook Survey
  • Lead in project development, including the planning, administering, and monitoring of external technical collaboration
  • Contribute to ISEAS’ collective research efforts (media engagements, briefings to government agencies, overseas visitors and delegations, and reports)
  • Plan and organize seminars, workshops, and outreach activities in accordance with the Institute’s mission
  • Assist to identify available research grant opportunities

Requirements

  • At least a master’s degree in Climate Science, Climate Policy, Environmental Science, Energy, Public Policy; or related disciplines
  • At least 5 years of experience in climate change-related research
  • Strong interest in the nexus between climate change and energy
  • Strong interdisciplinary work with a good track record in research and publications
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English
  • Team player with good interpersonal and networking skills

Application

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two referee contacts, a strong research proposal on energy transitions in Southeast Asia of not more than five pages (double spaced), and a writing sample of a commentary nature. The proposal should discuss the topic to be examined, plans for any fieldwork and duration, the projected timeline of research, and output.

Application close on 30 March 2022. Click here to apply


2. Visiting Fellow 3-6 months
Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme (CCSEAP)

Focus of Research

The Visiting Fellow’s primary focus of research is on the interactions between climate change and energy, agriculture or food security in Southeast Asia. The Visiting Fellow will examine the political, social, economic, policy or technological implications of these interactions in the context of climate change in the region. In-depth research into a selected Southeast Asian country is welcome. Secondary focus may include fossil fuel subsidy reforms in the region, transboundary haze pollution related to agricultural practices, changing food production practices, smart agriculture and so on.

Research Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and provide analysis in consultation with the Coordinator
  • Contribute regularly to ISEAS Fulcrum, write Perspective pieces, and present research findings on public and private platforms such as seminars/webinars and closed-door briefings, among others
  • Conduct fieldwork (if necessary)
  • Contribute to ISEAS’ collective research efforts, e.g. enhancing media engagements; providing briefings to government agencies, overseas visitors, and business communities; overseeing production of policy reports and edited books)

Requirements

  • Minimum PhD in relevant fields of energy, agriculture or food security
  • Country-specific knowledge and research experience in an ASEAN country is a plus
  • Strong interdisciplinary work with good track record in research and publications
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Motivated and disciplined

Fellowship Benefits

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend commensurate with rank and experience
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only)
  • Fieldwork support

Application

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two reference contacts, and a robust research proposal of not more than three pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the topic to be examined, plans for any fieldwork and duration, projected timeline of research, and output. Applicants are encouraged to include their samples of published works such as journals, op-eds, policy briefs, or book chapters.

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application close on 30 March 2022. Click here to apply.


3. Visiting Fellowship 6 months or 1 year
Regional Social and Cultural Studies (RSCS) programme

RSCS is identifying prospective researchers who work on (1) Youths and Civic Engagement in Southeast Asia; and/or (2) Religiosity and Diversity in Southeast Asia.

Research Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of the Coordinator of RSCS
  • Write a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS Perspective (2500 words); Fulcrum (800 words); and/or Trends in Southeast Asia (6000-8000 words)
  • Deliver one public seminar/Webinar in ISEAS
  • Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts (briefing engagements; research reviews, and reports).

Requirements

  • PhD in Southeast Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Malay Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Communications and New Media, and other related disciplines
  • Strong publication track record (to be considered for Senior Visiting Fellow position)
  • Strong inter-disciplinary work with a good track record in research and publications
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • Ability to understand and read in any Southeast Asian languages will be an advantage.

Fellowship Benefits

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend commensurate with his/her rank and experience
  • Short-term fieldwork allowance
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Application

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. We welcome proposals that apply either qualitative or quantitative methods or both. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated.

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application close on 30 March 2022. Click here to apply.


4. Visiting Fellowship 6 months or 1 year
Regional Social and Cultural Studies (RSCS) programme

Focus of Research

The Visiting Fellow will work on the project New Chinese Migrants in Southeast Asia, identify, and analyse patterns relating to the new Chinese migrants in Southeast Asia, and highlight trends such as the perception of Southeast Asian countries towards this phenomenon. The Visiting Fellow will also analyse agents and personalities who are key trendsetter in these migrant communities and survey their means of communication and agenda. Impacts on host communities will also be examined.

Research Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator
  • Write a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS Perspective (2500 words); Fulcrum (previously called ISEAS Commentary) (800 words); and/or Trends in Southeast Asia (6000-8000 words);
  • Deliver one public seminar/webinar in ISEAS; and organize a conference with Principal Investigator
  • Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts (organizing webinars; briefing engagements; research reviews, and reports).

Requirements

  • PhD in Southeast Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Communications and New Media, and other related disciplines
  • A good publishing track record and fieldwork experience (to be considered for Senior Visiting Fellow position)
  • Strong inter-disciplinary work with a good track record in research and publications
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • Ability to understand and read in any Southeast Asian languages and/or Mandarin.

Fellowship Benefits

  • A highly competitive monthly (all-inclusive) stipend commensurate with his/her rank and experience
  • Short-term fieldwork allowance.
  • A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Application

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. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated.

Remuneration and benefits depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application close on 30 March 2022. 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