2016 African-Asian Studies Joint Fellowship Programme for Researchers Worldwide

 The ASC-IIAS Joint Fellowship Programme

Course(s) Offered: African-Asian relations
Course Level: Fellowship
Provider: IIAS, ASC
Country to Study in: Netherlands
Scholarship Description
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), together with the African Studies Centre in Leiden, invite applications for the ASC-IIAS Joint Fellowship Programme from outstanding researchers from any country around the globe.

The ASC-IIAS Fellowship (African-Asian relations) is intended for scholars in the field of African-Asian relations and is jointly offered by IIAS and the African Studies Centre in Leiden.

IIAS distinguishes between ‘research fellows’, and ‘affiliated fellows’. While research fellows are researchers attached to one of IIAS’s research programmes, affiliated fellows spend a limited period at IIAS to work on their own research project. This call for application is for a position as affiliated fellow under the ASC-IIAS Fellowship at IIAS.

The ASC-IIAS fellowship is intended for researchers specialising in Asian-African interactions.

It aims 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.

Candidates should have a PhD.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country of the world

Participating Institutions
This fellowship is jointly offered by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the African Studies Centre in Leiden (ASC).

Fields of study
This fellowship supports research in the area of Asian-African interactions.

IIAS is 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.

IIAS 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.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Fellowship has maximum period of 6 months

Scholarship benefits
Fellows under the ASC-IIAS Fellowship will receive a monthly grant to cover the cost of living and housing

Method of Application
Applications include a work plan of 1000 words maximum and a CV.

Interested applicants are invited to email or post their applications, consisting of:

  1. Application form (Word)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 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.

Note for applications via email:

  • You will receive a reply acknowledging receipt of your email/application.
  • If you have already sent in your application via email, kindly do not send the same application via post and vice versa.
  • Please keep your email and attachments below 10MB by zipping any large files, as emails larger than 10MB will be rejected by the IIAS email system.

Address for submission of applications, reference letters and/or queries:
(1) Email: iiasfellowships@iias.nl


(2) IIAS-ASC Fellowship Programme
c/o Ms. Sandra van der Horst
International Institute for Asian Studies
Rapenburg 59
2311 GJ Leiden
The Netherlands

The September 2015 application round has been CANCELLED. Thus, it is not possible to apply in September 2015. The NEXT deadline is 15 March 2016.
From 2016 the closing dates are again 15 March and 15 September of each year.

IIAS is a research institute based in the Netherlands. It encourages the multidisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and, acting as a national, European and global mediator, actively promotes national and international cooperation. IIAS facilitates fellowships and research, and organises workshops, conferences, as well as public lectures.

Application Deadline: 15 March / 15 September 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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