The Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative on Southeast Asia, founded in 2007, establishes a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship on Southeast Asia to help advance scholarly and policy-relevant consideration of this region. The Fellowship provides an expert on Southeast Asia the opportunity to spend a period of up to a year writing and conducting research on or related to contemporary Southeast Asia. Each Fellow will divide his or her time as appropriate between residence at the National University of Singapore and at Stanford University. Fellows may expect to share their research findings in academic seminars and professional forums. Fellows may be of any nationality.  For details on application procedures, please click on “Fellows:  How to Apply.”

In addition to encouraging high-quality research and publication, the Initiative hopes to identify and support the next generation of scholarly and policy leaders on Southeast Asia. In the long run, the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative on Southeast Asia aspires to advance the use of scholarly and policy research and education to deepen international understanding of Southeast Asia and augment the well-being of Southeast Asians in that larger context, a matter very close to the heart of its benefactor.


Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative on Southeast Asia
Research Division
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dean's Office 
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building 
5 Arts Link, Block AS7, Level 6
Singapore 117570

Tel : (65) 6516 7035
Fax : (65) 6779 4662


Lee Kong Chian Stanford-NUS Initiative on Southeast Asia
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Pacific Research Center

Stanford University, Encina Hall E-301
616 Serra Street, Stanford
CA 94305-6055, USA

Tel:  (650) 723-6403
Fax: (650) 723-6530