The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting
applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia,
or on any one of the countries in that region, and are interested in spending
time in Kyoto, Japan, in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other
scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.
Since 1963, more than three hundred distinguished scholars have visited
the Center for periods ranging from six months to one year. They have availed
themselves of the Center's considerable scholarly resources and the invigorating
atmosphere of scenic Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan and the main repository
of the country's cultural treasures, to pursue their interests in Southeast
Asian area studies. The Center's multi-disciplinary character and the diverse
research interests of its faculty offer visiting research scholars an ideal
opportunity for the exchange of ideas and the cultivation of comparative
Seven fellowships will be awarded for the first half of 2014 on a competitive
basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional
cases they can be extended for an additional six months.
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. Funds will also be allocated for domestic travel,
subject to government regulations. Visiting Research Scholars are considered
as employees of Kyoto University and are therefore subject to some of the
University’s regulations. They will be expected to reside in Kyoto for
the duration of their fellowship. They are expected to deliver a public
lecture during their term at the Center and participate in conferences
and other academic activities within Japan as representatives of the CSEAS.
They are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Center's journal, Southeast Asian Studies, the online journal Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, and other in-house
publications, and contribute to expanding the CSEAS’ global alumni network.
Seven fellowships, including one librarian position, will become available
on the following dates:
1) February 1, 2014
2) March 1, 2014
3) April 1, 2014
4) June 1, 2014
5) June 1, 2014 (librarian)
6) August 1, 2014 (2slots)
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.
Scholars who have previously held CSEAS fellowships must wait six years
after the completion of their fellowships before reapplying.
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 completed application form (can be downloaded from our website (http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
- a curriculum vitae (not exceeding 5 pages, must include research experience
and a list of main publications)
- 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 in their institution’s letterhead.
Email applications and letters of recommendations must be sent to this
address: email@example.com (Important note: please put “CSEAS fellowship” as the subject or title of the email message,
otherwise your message will not reach us).
Applicants with no access to email may write to CSEAS to ask for an application
form. They must then submit the above forms, as well as ask their referees
to send their sealed letters of recommendation directly to:
General Affairs Section
Attention: CSEAS Fellowship
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted
all the necessary documents. Application materials will not be returned.
Applications for the 2013 fellowship must reach us no later than June 30,
2013 regardless of the postmarked date. We regret that we cannot entertain
individual queries or follow-ups about the results of selection by email,
fax, or telephone. Applicants will be notified of their application status
by the end of October 2013.
For more information and for updates, please see our website. (http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index_en.html)
Download of Application Form
PDF / Word
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