CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Research Scholars at Kyoto University, 2017-2018

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­Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) of Kyoto University, Japan is offering to Visiting Research Fellowships for scholars and researchers. International scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region can apply for these CSEAS fellowships.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) of Kyoto University provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.

The core components of CSEAS are the Research Divisions of Integrated Area Studies, Human-Nature Dynamics, Socio-Cultural Dynamics, Economic and Political Dynamics, and Division of Information and Network for Area Studies. The mission of each research divisions is to promote Southeast Asian studies mainly based on natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, respectively.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region to pursue further work in connection with their field of study.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to scholars and researchers who work in Southeast Asia, on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.

Scholarship Award: Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover international travel and living expenses in Kyoto.  Research funds will be provided to facilitate his/her work.

Number of Scholarships: Seven fellowships will be awarded for 2017-2018 on a competitive basis.

Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applicants must be productive scholars of high reputation under 65 years of age at the time of the fellowship appointment; those over 65 may be considered only if they are outstanding. This fellowship is not available to individuals currently pursuing graduate degrees or post-doctoral studies. Only experienced librarians are eligible to apply for the library position. Scholars who have previously held CSEAS fellowships must wait six years after the completion of their fellowships before reapplying.

Nationality: International scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region can apply for these CSEAS fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be productive scholars of high reputation under 65 years of age at the time of the fellowship appointment; those over 65 may be considered only if they are outstanding.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to submit their application via e-mail. Email applications must have the following attached documents (A4 size in PDF or MS word format):

a)  A completed application form (can be downloaded from here)
b)  A curriculum vitae (not exceeding 5 pages, must include research experience and a list of main publications)
c)  Two referees

Applicants must also contact their respective referees and request them to send their letters of recommendations to CSEAS via email. The letter should be written on their institution’s letterhead.

Email applications and letters of recommendations must be sent to this address: grants-at-cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications for the 2017-2018 fellowships must reach us no later than March 31, 2017, regardless of the postmarked date.

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