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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
  1. Developments in US-China relations and their impact on Southeast Asia
  2. Asia Pacific security issues (i.e. South China Sea, China-ASEAN relations)
  3. Rise of China and its impact on Southeast Asian communities
  4. Use of digital media and technology by major powers to shape perceptions and interests in Southeast Asian countries
  5. Progress and prospects of global economic cooperation initiatives like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Download info sheet here. – Updated 22 April 2021

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 are on-going, on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Research Statement (3 pages, double spaced) addressing:
    • – Area of research, research methodology, timeline, and expected outputs
    • – 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 Ph.D. 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 or permanent residents;
  • 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: 15 June 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.


Visiting Fellowships (10-month contract)

The Temasek History Research Centre (THRC) is dedicated to the historical and archaeological investigation of Singapore and its relationship with the immediate region from the 12th to the 19th century. The Centre’s interest spans the decline of the Sriwijaya empire, when Temasek emerged, to cover the Majapahit empire onwards, as well as Singapore’s relations with the Malacca Sultanate and the later Johor Sultanate.

Primary Responsibilities
● Submit a full-length academic paper based on research conducted;
● Give one Public Webinar at ISEAS;
● Assist THRC in media engagements and the organisation of conferences and seminars;
● Contribute to ISEAS collective research and public outreach efforts;
● Convert research content into teaching resource materials.

Research Proposals
Research proposals should be original, and history or archaeology focused. They may include, but are not restricted to, themes such as:
● Singapore’s premodern role as a maritime trading port or centre;
● The island’s premodern economy, culture, and society, and its links to the region;
● Understanding Temasek as a political and cultural entity;
● Singapore’s premodern relationship and engagement with political entities in the immediate region.

Requirements
This Visiting Fellowship is intended for post doctorate researchers, associate professors and full professors with demonstrated high-level research experience in their areas of expertise. Applicants should have an excellent track record of conducting and publishing scientific research and establishing international networks.

Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English.

Fellowship Benefits include:
● 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).

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.

To apply, please click here

Closing Date for Application: 30 June 2021

Shortlisted applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date of this job posting. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

 

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