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The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 10th February 2012 for the 2012-2013 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority.

One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships. A successful candidate will spend up to six months between 1st August 2012 and 30th June 2013, divided between residencies at NUS and at Stanford, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows will also have opportunities to speak and take part in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units. In determining the overall length of the fellowship and the sequencing and lengths of the stays at each campus, the preferences of the fellow concerned will be taken into account.

Each fellowship will cover one roundtrip economy-class airfare from the fellow’s country of residence to NUS (or Stanford), on to Stanford (or NUS), and back to the fellow’s country of residence; flight-related ground transportation; and a stipend of US$ 7500 per month during the fellowship period.

Applicants should submit the following six (6) items
(1) a 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) a 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 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.

Complete applications are due by 10th February 2012.  Results will be announced no later than late March 2012.

Applications should be sent simultaneously to both NUS and Stanford at these addresses:

NUS - Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia, Research Clusters, Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Dean’s Office, FASS, National University of Singapore, The Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Block AS7, Level 6, Singapore 117570
nusstanfordsea@nus.edu.sg; tel (65) 6516 7035; fax (65) 6773 6878.
Website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/nusstanfordsea/

Stanford - Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia,
Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Encina Hall E-301, Stanford University, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6055, USA.
llee888@stanford.edu ; tel: (650) 724 6403; fax (650) 650 723 6530.
Website: http://aparc.stanford.edu/fellowships/nus_stanford











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