This fellowship is jointly offered by IIAS and the African Studies Centre in Leiden to attract researchers whose work is informed by current theoretical debates in the social sciences and humanities over global connectivities and who are able to critically engage with shifting paradigms in “area studies” beyond the ways in which these have traditionally been conceived in the West. .
- 15th March 2017
- 15th September 2017
Offered annually? Yes
About the Award: We are particularly interested in receiving fellowship proposals that go beyond a mere analysis of current issues associated with African-Asian comparative economic developments or Chinese investments in Africa — although none of these themes, if appraised critically and for their societal consequences, will of course be excluded. Our definition of Asia and Africa is broad and inclusive, Asia ranging from the Middle-East to the Pacific Coast, and Africa from North-Africa to the southern tip of the continent.
- Applications include a work plan of 1000 words maximum and a CV
- Candidates should have a PhD
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Fellowship: Fellows will receive a monthly grant to cover the cost of living and housing
Duration of Fellowship: Fellowship has a maximum period of 6 months
How to Apply: Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of:
- Application form download here (Word)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of reference
Please ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email or post, commenting on the applicant’s academic abilities and the value of the applicant’s research project.
Address for submission of applications, reference letters and/or queries:
(1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) IIAS-ASC Fellowship Programme
c/o Ms. Sandra van der Horst
International Institute for Asian Studies
2311 GJ Leiden
Award Provider: The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)