ISEAS Singapore Visiting Fellowships in Southeast Asia Studies

The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian studies) invites applications for Visiting Fellowships in Southeast Asia Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates who have done or can work on projects associated with one or more of the following themes:

  • Inter-ethnic and/or inter-religious relations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand or Vietnam (More specific topics can include political Buddhism in Thailand and Myanmar, and religiosity in Vietnam.)
  • Transnational trajectories of Islam and their influence on Malaysia and/or Indonesia
  • Urbanization and socio-political change in Indonesia and/or Vietnam (More specific topics can look into the relationship between urbanization and migration, the growth of the middle class, and the impact of infrastructure-building, among others.)
  • The political and economic roles of the Chinese and contemporary Southeast Asia
  • The application of quantitative analysis and/or Geographic Information System to the study of social trends in Southeast Asia

Other requirements

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree no earlier than 1 August 2011, in any area of the humanities or social sciences (especially economics, political science/government, sociology, anthropology, geography and urban studies). The successful applicant is expected to start no later than 2 January 2017 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.

Fluency in English and a Southeast Asian language is preferred, along with good communiations, networking and interpersonal skills.


Depending on the expertise of the candidate, he or she will be conducting one or two projects related to the themes listed above. Visiting Fellows are also expeted to contribute to ISEAS in the following ways:

  • Monitor economic, political and/or social cultural trends in Southeast Asia
  • Write for a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS e-publications, Working Papters, academic journals and books
  • Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts

Fellowship benefits

  • An all-inclusive and fixed monthly stipend commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • A monthly housing subsidy (applicable to non-Singaporeans only)
  • Term of each fellowship is one year, with possible extension for another year
Application date
29 Jan 2016
1 year, renewable
Asia Singapore
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies 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 5 years