Asia

NUS’ ASIAN GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP | 7 June – 16 July 2021

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, this opportunity will allow the recipients to connect with NUS on a virtual fellowship for a period of six (6) weeks.

Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:

  1. Access to library and computer resources in NUS
    You can look forward to excellent library access to e-resources at NUS’ main library (http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/). NUS’ main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics.
  2. Exposure to webinars by various experts in the field
  3. An appointed mentor/advisor on your research topic
  4. 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

Intensive English Academic Writing Program (Optional)

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 16th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 12-16 July 2021.

Please note that the paper must be based on your own work, and only previously unpublished papers or those not already presented elsewhere can be accepted.

For more information about the graduate forum, please visit https://ari.nus.edu.sg/events/16th-singapore-graduate-forum/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Candidates are to send a softcopy of the following documents in English language to Ms Tay Minghua at aritm@nus.edu.sg by 25 December 2020:

  1. Application Form
  2. Paper Proposal
  3. Research Proposal
  4. A Letter of Recommendation from your Thesis Supervisor

Since the fellowship offers an opportunity to enroll in an English academic writing course, your referee should also address how and why you would benefit from such a program (if applicable).

Please click here for the Application Form. Successful applicants will be notified by mid February 2021.

CONTACT PERSON

For any other queries, please contact Ms Tay Minghua at aritm@nus.edu.sg.

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