Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Research Fellowships in Social Sciences and Humanities, Singapore

Deadline: 1 July 2014
Open to: outstanding active researchers from around the world
Fellowship: monthly salary of S$5,000, a monthly housing allowance of S$500 and a one-off travel subsidy of S$2,000


The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Asia Research Institute (ARI) are offering postdoctoral fellowships in the field of social sciences and humanities. All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences and humanities.

Applicants should only apply for one of the five types of fellowship (Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical). Apart from the quality of research, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of the research topic to ARI's specific cluster of research.


The Senior Research Fellow and the Research Fellow, are open only to candidates with more than 5 years of research experience after their PhD may apply for the Senior Research Fellowship position. They must have a PhD from a reputable university and with publication record preferably in English Language.

For the Postdoctoral Fellowships, candidates must have fulfilled all requirements of securing a PhD from a reputable university. Those who are a PhD candidate at the point of application, you may also apply provided that you are confirmed for graduation by your commencement date at ARI. An official letter from the Registrar Office of your university will be required to confirm the award of your PhD degree.

Visiting Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical require to candidates to have extensive research experience after their PhD and a strong  publication record in the field.


An all-inclusive, fixed monthly salary of S$5,000, a monthly housing allowance of S$500 and a one-off travel subsidy of S$2,000 will be provided (the latter two are applicable to non-Singaporeans only). These will be subjected to taxation in  accordance with local tax laws.


Closing date for applications is 1 July 2014. You may wish to check with your referees that they have submitted their references before the closing date.

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications to, consisting of:

  • Completed application form;
  • CV;
  • Synopsis of the proposed research project;
  • At least one short sample of published work, preferably in English;
  • A minimum of two letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email reporting on the applicant's academic standing and on the applicant's research project.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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