Applications are invited for CSEAS fellowships from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region. Six fellowships will be awarded for the first half of 2015 on a competitive basis. Applicants must be productive scholars of high reputation under 65 years of age at the time of the fellowship appointment. They must be interested in spending time in Kyoto in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study. Application should be submitted till September 30, 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region to pursue further work in connection with their field of study.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for scholars and researchers to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study in Kyoto, Japan.
Scholarship Provider: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) of Kyoto University, Japan
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
Eligibility: 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. Only experienced librarians are eligible to apply for the library position. Scholars who have previously held CSEAS fellowships must wait six years after the completion of their fellowships before reapplying.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region can apply for these CSEAS fellowships.
Scholarship Description: 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 perspectives.
Number of award(s): Six fellowships are offered for the first half of 2015.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are normally for six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.
What does it cover? 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. Kyoto University will determine the scale of your monthly salary in accordance with your position in your
home-based institutional affiliation at the time that your employment contract with Kyoto University begins. The range of the monthly salary is between 450,000 yen, 550,000 yen and 650,000 yen (depending on your current position at your institution), and social insurance fee, employment insurance fee and /or income tax will be deducted from the amount, which will be approximately 35 % of the salary. If the employment begins or ends in the middle of a month, payment is calculated on a daily basis, according to the number of working days. A commuter allowance will also be paid under the same rules as those pertaining to Japanese instructors.
Selection Criteria: The fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Notification: Applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of January 2015.
How to Apply: 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) a completed application form
b) a curriculum vitae (not exceeding 5 pages, must include research experience and a list of main publications)
c) 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: grants-at-cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp. (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 via post.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 30, 2014.