3 PhD Fellowship at Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Netherlands

Deadline: 1 April 2011
Open to: holders of a master or equivalent degree in a relevant field (Asian studies)
Fellowship: maximum four years of full-time appointment, Ph.D. fellow: min. € 2.042,- max. € 2.612,- gross per month

The Leiden Institute for Area Studies is looking for 3 PhD Fellows in Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. Ph.D. fellows are expected to conduct research leading to a Ph.D. thesis on a topic, country or region, and discipline relevant to AMT. The three fellowships are open in terms of research topic, disciplinary orientation and supervision by one of more members of senior academic staff at Leiden University who specialize in the study of Asia.


* A Masters or equivalent degree in a relevant field
* Research knowledge of one or more Asian languages necessary for the project
* Fluency in English (spoken and written)
* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


Applications have to be submitted in English and must include:
* cover letter stating your motivation for a position and proposed supervisory arrangement
* research proposal of maximally 2,500 words
* CV
* copies of your academic transcripts (or Dutch cijferlijst)
* a writing sample (such as a part of the MA thesis) of maximally 8,000 words
* three letters of reference

The application must be sent to: [email protected]


The position of Ph.D. fellow is temporary for maximally four years of full-time appointment, and with an initial nine-month probationary period.

The salary is determined in accordance with the current scales as set out in the collective labor agreement for the Dutch universities (CAO): Ph.D. fellow: min. € 2.042,- max. € 2.612,- gross per month, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses.


Professor Frank Pieke phone number +31-71-5272216, email [email protected]

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