Home » International Fellowship » Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia

Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce fellowships on Southeast Asia for applicants of all nationalities in Singapore.

The mission of the university is to contribute to society through the advancement of knowledge and learning in the humanities and social sciences.

  • Award
  • Application Process
  • Clarity of Information

Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia

Great offer for international students to get study fund to pursue a degree in the USA or Singapore.

User Review
4 (1 vote)

The university is distinguished in education, research, social commitment, and the vibrancy of its community.

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not English should submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.

Application Deadline: Applicants must submit all required materials by 27 January 2023.

Brief Description

  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for conducting research at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford).
  • Study Subject: A successful candidate will spend two or three months at NUS and two or three months at Stanford, writing and conducting research on or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia.
  • Number of Scholarships: One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships.
  • Nationality: Any nationality or seniority
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA and Singapore


  • Eligible Countries: Candidates of any nationality or seniority are eligible.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants should meet the following criteria below to be eligible for the scholarship:-Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority
    -Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply.
  • English Language Requirements:  The following minimum TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); 580 for the paper-based test, or 237 for the computer-based test. Alternatively, an IELTS result of 6.0 is required. Some Departments/Programmes may set higher requirements than those stated above e.g., the Master of Social Work requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. TOEFL or IELTS results are only valid for two years after the test, and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework program. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has indicated that score reports are valid only if the university receives them directly from ETS.

Application Procedure

  • How to Apply: Applications should be sent simultaneously to both NUS and Stanford by e-mail and also by post at these addresses:
  • NUS – Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia, Research Division, Dean’s Office, FASS, National University of Singapore, The Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Block AS7, Level 6, Singapore 117570
    Email: [email protected]
    Stanford – Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Encina Hall E-301, Stanford University, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6055, USA email: [email protected]
  • Applicants should submit the following six (6) items:
  • 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.
  • A detailed schedule of the proposed fellowship period including dates of anticipated residence at NUS and at Stanford.
  • A sample of published, English-language work by the candidate that is directly or indirectly related to the research project.
  • The candidate’s full curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
  • Full contact information, including email addresses, for three (3) academic referees who should be able, if asked, to evaluate the proposal and the candidate.


Each fellowship covers one roundtrip economy-class airfare from the fellow’s country of residence to NUS (or Stanford), continuing to Stanford (or NUS), and returning from Stanford (or NUS) to the fellow’s country of residence, and includes a stipend of US$ 7,500 per month.

Apply Now