About the Fellowship
The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a full-time MA or PhD degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for the award of the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship (AGSF). Offered to graduate students working in the humanities and social sciences on Southeast Asian topics, the fellowship will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in-residence fellowship’ for a period of six (6) weeks.
A limited number of students may be selected to take part in a two-week-long intensive course on English academic writing. This program is specifically intended for students who struggle with writing and/or communicating in academic English. If you have already received training in this field or if you are a (near) native English speaker, you might not benefit from this course. Please note that those students who enroll in the English academic writing program will thus have two weeks less time to conduct research locally.
Benefits of Fellowship
- A one-time allowance of SGD 500
- Hostel accommodation for the duration of the fellowship
- Access to library and computer resources in NUS. You can look forward to excellent library and internet computer facilities at NUS’ main library, the library at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library to facilitate your research for the dissertation. NUS’ main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics while ISEAS’ library has 200,000 on Southeast Asian topics, half of which are in Southeast Asian languages.
- Exposure to seminars by various experts in the field
- An appointed mentor/advisor on your research topic
- An opportunity to present your research paper at the Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies to an audience of young international scholars and senior Southeast Asia specialists
- The Training Employment Pass (TEP) and Visa will be arranged for by ARI
- Successful candidates for the fellowship are expected to submit a draft of their papers by 3 June 2020. This paper will be shared with his/her local mentor in preparation for his/her interactions with her/him.
- Subsequently, they are required to send in a full-length paper (4,000-5,000 words) by 1 July 2020, and make a presentation on their work at the Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 20–24 July 2020.
Candidates are to send a softcopy of the following documents in the English language to Ms Tay Minghua at aritm[at]nus.edu.sg by 20 December 2019:
- Application Form
- Paper Proposal
- Research Proposal
- A Letter of Recommendation from your Thesis Supervisor
Ms Tay Minghua