Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia, 2019-2020

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce fellowships for applicants of all nationalities to conduct research related to contemporary Southeast Asia.

The mission of the university is to contribute society through the advancement of knowledge and learning in the humanities and social sciences.

The university distinguished in education, research, social commitment and the vibrancy of its community.

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not English should submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for conducting research at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford).
  • Study Subject: A successful candidate will spend two or three months at NUS and two or three months at Stanford, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia.
  • Scholarship Award: Each fellowship will cover one round trip 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 will include a stipend of US$ 7500 per month during the fellowship period.
  • Number of Scholarships: One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships.
  • Nationality: Any nationality or seniority
  • Scholarship can be taken in USA and Singapore

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Candidates of any nationality or seniority are eligible.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants should meet the following criteria below in order to be eligible for the scholarship:-Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority
    -Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply.
  • English Language Requirements:  The following minimum TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test. Alternatively, an IELTS result of 6.0 is required. Some Departments/Programmes may set higher requirements than those stated above e.g., the Master of Social Work requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. TOEFL or IELTS results are only valid for two years after the test and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework programme. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has indicated that score reports are valid only if the university receives them directly from ETS.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applications should be sent simultaneously to both NUS and Stanford by e-mail and also by post.

Applicants should submit the following six (6) items:

  1. project statement (not exceeding three pages) that addresses the candidate’s research project’s central analytic question(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 research outcomes envisaged.
  2. A detailed schedule of the proposed fellowship period including dates of anticipated residence at NUS and at Stanford.
  3. sample of published, English-language work by the candidate that is directly or indirectly related to the research project.
  4. The candidate’s full curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
  5. Full contact information, including email addresses, for three (3) academic referees who should be able, if asked, to evaluate the proposal and the candidate.
  6. Full contact information for the applicant including an email address.

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