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Visiting Fellowship (Buddhist Studies)

Visiting Fellowship at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) in Singapore pursues research on historical interactions among Asian societies and civilizations prior to the 17th century. NSC is now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowship positions from scholars at all ranks who wish to undertake research and writing under the following themes:

1. Buddhist History in Southeast Asia
2. Buddhist Links and Networks between Southeast Asia and other Asian countries
3. Buddhist Archaeology, Material Culture and Art in Southeast Asia

The Visiting Fellowship will be for one year, with a possibility of extension. Post-doctoral applicants are also welcome but should have graduated with a PhD no longer than three years prior to their successful appointment at NSC.

Commencement date will be from June 2016.

Successful applicants are expected to complete a paper on the proposed topic (to be published in a peer-reviewed journal), organise or contribute to a workshop, and give a public seminar hosted by ISEAS. They are also expected to contribute to the intellectual environment of NSC and assist in developing NSC’s publications series where possible.

Fellowship Benefits
Successful applicants will receive a monthly (all-inclusive) stipend that is commensurate with his/her rank and experience. A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore will also be provided (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Applicants should include with their applications 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, project time frame, and envisaged output. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2016. Applications should be sent to the following address:

ATTN: Buddhist Studies
Post-Doctorial/Visiting Fellowship Application
Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

Enquiries: Please contact Mr Ang Swee Loh, Deputy Head of Administration (sweeloh@iseas.edu.sg; Tel: (65) 67780955)

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

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To find out more about our Centre, please visit http://nsc.iseas.edu.sg