IIAS Fellowship in Asian Studies

The position of affiliated fellow is intended for outstanding researchers (also see 'Terms and conditions') from around the world, to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication.

Research focus

We are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters 'Asian Cities', 'Asian Heritages' and 'Global Asia'. However some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome.

On the application form, you will be asked to indicate to which cluster your proposed research relates, or to choose the "open category".

Terms and conditions

  • Applicants must have fulfilled all requirements of the PhD. If you are a PhD candidate at the time of application, you may also apply, provided that you graduate within 5 months after the application deadline (i.e. before 1 July). A letter from your university will be required to confirm your graduation before this date.
  • If you are applying for a grant from IIAS to cover your research period in the Netherlands, the fellowship will be tenable for a maximum period of 10 months.
  • Support for research (office facilities, library access, networks, etc.) will be provided.
  • Affiliated fellows are expected to participate in IIAS events, including the fellow seminars, monthly lunch lectures, and drinks.

Grant

If IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, you will receive:

  • A monthly grant of €2000;
  • Office facilities and access to the Leiden University Libraries;
  • A one-time grant of (max) €1000 towards the costs of (international) travel.

Application deadlines

2017: 1 February and 1 October

From 2018 : 1 March and 1 October of each year

Application date
1 Oct 2017
Duration
Up to 10 months
Country
Europe Netherlands
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Medical Ethics Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
€ 2.000/month + travel costs
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