Asian Graduate Student Fellowships 2019

Deadline:  15 December 2018
Open to: applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a full time Master’s or PhD degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics
Benefits: money allowance and other benefits


The fellowship will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of six (6) weeks. The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.


A limited number of students may be selected to take part in a two-week long intensive course on English academic writing. This program is specifically intended for students who struggle with writing and/or communicating in academic English. You are asked to indicate in your application if you see a need for participating in this course. If you have already received training in this field or if you are a (near) native speaker you might not benefit from this course. Please note that those students who enroll in the English academic writing program will thus have two weeks less time to conduct research locally. Please consider carefully what is more important to you at this stage of your career.


The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. Offered to graduate students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics,


Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:

  1. A one-time allowance of EUR 320 (SGD 500.00)
  2. A one-time round trip travel subsidy by the most economical and direct route (via budget airline if available) on a reimbursement basis upon being accepted for the fellowship.
  3. Access to library and computer resources on campus. You can look forward to excellent library and internet computer facilities at NUS’ main library (, the library at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) ( and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library ( to facilitate your research for the dissertation. NUS’ main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics while ISEAS’ library has 200,000 on Southeast Asian topics, half of which are in Southeast Asian languages.
  4. Exposure to seminars by various experts in the field.
  5. A mentor/advisor will be appointed based on candidate’s research topic.
  6. The Training Employment Pass and Visa will be arranged for by ARI.
  7. On-campus accommodation will be arranged by ARI.

How to apply?

Interested applicants are invited to send Mdm Kalaichelvi at the following documents:

  1. The Application Form
  2. A 2-page outline of your research proposal in English.
  3. One letter of reference from your principal thesis supervisor must be sent confidentially to the same e-mail address by the deadline

For further information, please visit the official webpage.