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ASEAN Graduate Fellowship

Agency: ISEAS -Yusof Ishak Institute
Job no.: 542594
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Research and Analysis

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is a regional research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment.

This programme seeks to encourage and develop ASEAN Studies and contribute towards better regional understanding of the ASEAN Community. Successful applicants will receive access to ISEAS expertise and material resources, as well as an institutional home to tap into other Singapore-based resources. 

ASEAN Graduate Fellows will receive institutional and funding support of between six (6) months to twelve (12) months depending on the fellowship duration.


  • The Fellowship is open to postdoctoral candidates who have recently completed their PhD or PhD candidates due to defend their thesis.
  • The Fellowship is open to Southeast Asian nationals.
  • Candidates’ PhD research topics must be related to at least one of the following themes and issues:
    • ASEAN regional integration
    • ASEAN’s external relations
    • ASEAN norms, structure, processes and conventions
    • ASEAN institutional development and governance
    • ASEAN’s legal order
    • ASEAN Community-Building
    • Regional architecture (economic, political and security)
    • Studies involving more than 2 ASEAN member states
    • Comparative studies of ASEAN member states
  • Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English.



Fellows will be provided with a fixed monthly stipend and allowances for the duration of the Fellowship, as well as access to a workstation, computing and printing facilities, ISEAS Library and other ISEAS facilities. Non-Singapore citizens/Singapore Permanent Residents will be provided a return economy class airfare from selected regional airports to Singapore. 


Expected Outputs and Publication Opportunities

ASEAN Graduate Fellows are required to convert their PhD thesis into publishable material (for example, journal articles or a book), deliver seminars based on their thesis during their tenure at ISEAS, and assist with an academic roundtable.


All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation 
  • A one-chapter-long writing sample from your PhD thesis
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo an interview via teleconference, or by other means, as established by ISEAS.

Please note that all application materials must be submitted in English. If any of these materials are not in English, an official English translation must be provided in addition to the original documents.

(We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.)

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