Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia
Advancing scholarship on contemporary Southeast Asia
Applications for the 2020-21 LKC Fellowship on Southeast Asia are accepted through March 1, 2020. Please find the application guidelines below.
About the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia
The Lee Kong Chian Fellowship is the core of the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative on Southeast Asia, a joint effort established in 2007 by the National University of Singapore and Stanford University to raise the visibility, extent, and quality of scholarship on contemporary Southeast Asia. The infrastructure for research pursued through the fellowship is provided by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS and the Southeast Asia Program in the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) at Stanford.
Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford fellows spend three to four months at Stanford and two to four months at NUS, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships each year. Fellows have opportunities to present their research and participate in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units. Exposure to the two universities and their scholars and resources enrich and diversify collegial feedback on the fellows’ research projects and facilitate intellectual exchange and networking on both sides of the Pacific.
Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority.
Appointments normally begin and end within the period from 1 June to 31 August the following year. In determining the overall length of the fellowship and the sequencing of residence at each campus, fellows’ preferences are taken into account.
Each fellowship covers one roundtrip economy-class airfare from the fellow’s country of residence to NUS (or Stanford), continuing on to Stanford (or NUS), and returning from Stanford (or NUS) to the fellow’s country of residence, and includes a stipend of US$ 7500 per month during the fellowship period.
I am grateful for the time I spent at Shorenstein APARC thanks to the Lee Kong Chian Fellowship. My stay was very pleasant and thoroughly productive. The best part was meeting new people and enjoying conversations with scholars at APARC and Stanford.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Monash University and Lee Kong Chian Fellow on Southeast Asia, 2017-18
Complete applications for the 2020-21 LKC Fellowship are due by March 1, 2020. Please note that applications should be sent to both Stanford and NUS – see details below. Selections will be announced by the end of April 2020.
Applicants should submit the following six (6) items:
- A project statement (not exceeding three pages) that addresses the candidate’s research project’s central analytic question(s) and argument(s), explains its intellectual contribution to scholarship on Southeast Asia, and describes the writing and research envisaged during the fellowship. The statement should also clearly state the specific outcomes that the project is expected to achieve.
- A detailed schedule of the proposed fellowship period including dates of anticipated residence at NUS and at Stanford.
- A sample of published, English-language work by the candidate that is directly or indirectly related to the research project.
- The candidate’s full curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
- Full contact information, including email addresses, for three (3) academic referees who should be able, if asked, to evaluate the proposal and the candidate.
- Full contact information for the applicant including an email address.
Applications should be sent simultaneously to both Stanford and NUS at these addresses:
Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Program
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Encina Hall E-301
616 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
Fax: (650) 723 6530
Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia
Research Division, Dean’s Office, FASS
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building
5 Arts Link, Block AS7, Level 6
Fax: (65) 6773 6878
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its scholarly community. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.
For questions about the Lee Kong Chian fellowship and the application process, please contact:
Wai Thu Khin San Nwe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (65) 6516-7035.
See also the fellowship website by NUS.
For questions and information related to international scholars at Stanford, please visit the website of Stanford's Bechtel International Center.
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