Visiting Fellowship at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore: "Premodern maritime history of Southeast Asia"

The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) in Singapore pursues research on historical interactions among Asian societies and civilizations prior to the 17th century. NSC is now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowship positions from scholars at all ranks who wish to undertake research and writing on Premodern maritime history of Southeast Asia. Research to focus on trade routes in the Southeast Asian region or maritime economic linkages to China or India.

The Visiting Fellowship will be for an initial period of one year, with a possibility of extension.


Successful applicants are expected to complete a paper on the proposed topic (to be published in a peer-reviewed journal), participate and contribute to ISEAS and NSC programmes, organise or contribute to a workshop, and give public seminars hosted by ISEAS. They are also expected to contribute administratively to NSC and assist in developing NSCs publications series where possible.

Fellowship Benefits

Successful applicants will receive a monthly (all-inclusive) stipend that is commensurate with his/her rank and experience. A round-trip economy airfare between the home country of the researcher and Singapore will also be provided (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).


Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two reference letters, and a research proposal of not more than five pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the topic to be examined, plans for any fieldwork, project time frame, and envisaged output. The preferred period for the fellowship should also be indicated.

Review of applications will begin on 5 December 2016. The search will continue until appointments are made.

Application date
5 Dec 2016
1 year, renewable
Asia Singapore
Humanities Archaeology Classical Studies History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years