19.11.2012

Research fellowship grants at the Asian civilisation museum (Singapore)

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites researchers worldwide to apply for research fellowship grants 2013-14 to pursue in depth original study and writing on specialised aspects of Asian culture, supported by the museum’s unique resources and collection.

Fellowships are offered in Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum’s collections in general, including Buddhist studies. We prize multi-disciplinary work, cross-cultural studies, and research on ongoing projects at the ACM. The geographical areas of research should be Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, or the Islamic world.

The research fellowships support in-depth original study and writing on specialised aspects of Asian culture. Applications will be screened by a committee of curators and scholars.

•  The monthly stipend is S$5,000. Overseas researchers are offered a one-time grant of S$3,000 as a relocation allowance. Research fellows are liable for local taxes according to Singapore’s tax regulations.

•  The standard duration of the fellowship is nine months (academic year). Candidates may also apply for a period of one semester (four months) or periods as short as one month. In exceptional cases the fellowship may be extended for a second academic year.

• The start and finish of the award period is flexible, though successful candidates are expected to commence their fellowships within 2013.

Deadline for applications: 1 January 2013.

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