Asian Graduate Student Fellowship: Apply by December 25
The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invited 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) for participation in the 16th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies to beheld online during 12-16 July 2021.
The Fellowship is offered to graduate students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics. The opportunity will allow the recipients to connect with NUS on a virtual fellowship for a period of six weeks. Themes broadly reflecting (though not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, include the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, identities, population and social change.
Successful candidates can expect the following benefits: (i) Access to library and computer resources in NUS. One can look forward to excellent library access to e-resources at NUS’ main library (http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/) which has 2 million volumes covering all topics (ii) Exposure to webinars by various experts in the field (iii) An appointed mentor/advisor on your research topic (iv) An opportunity to present his/her research paper at the Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies to an audience of young international scholars and senior Southeast Asia specialists.
A limited number of students will be selected to take part in a two-week long intensive course on English academic writing, to be held online. This program is specifically intended for students who still struggle with writing and/or communicating in academic English, often coming from non-English speaking backgrounds. This program may benefit students who require support in the English language in their academic courses.
Requirements & Expectations: Successful candidates for the fellowship are expected to submit a draft of their papers by 21 May 2021. 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 23 June 2021, and make a presentation on their work at the Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies during 12-16 July 2021.
The paper must be based on the applicant’s own work. Only previously unpublished papers or those not already presented elsewhere can be accepted.
Application Procedure: Applicants are to send a softcopy of the following documents in English language to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 December 2020: (i) Application Form (ii) Paper Proposal (iii) Research Proposal (iv)A Letter of Recommendation from applicant’s Thesis Supervisor
Successful applicants will be notified by mid February 2021.
For details, visit ‘Events’ link at https://ari.nus.edu.sg/