The Consortium of NTS-Asia through the support of the Ford Foundation invites applications for the NTS-Asia Research Fellowship. To commence in July, this three-month research fellowship programme offers successful applicants an opportunity to work on a wide range of NTS issues in Asia. Three fellowship positions are available this year and each fellowship comes with a stipend of US$8,000 (all inclusive* for the duration of the fellowship). Young scholars are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates can choose to conduct their research at any of the 21 NTS-Asia member institutes. Member institutes are listed below:
1. Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APCR2P), University of Queensland, Australia
2. Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Bangladesh
3. Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), Bangladesh
4. Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), University of Sydney, Australia
5. Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
6. Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), India
7. Centre of Asian Studies (CAS), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
8. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
9. Delhi Policy Group, India
10. Ilmin International Relations Institute (IIRI) Korea University, South Korea
11. Institute for Human Security, Latrobe University, Australia
12. Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS), The Philippines
13. Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (IAPS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China
14. Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
15. Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Vietnam
16. Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
17. Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Sri Lanka
18. RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
19. WorldFish Center, Malaysia
20. Waseda University, Japan
21. Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), Foundation for Universal Responsibility, India
NTS-Asia research fellows are expected to produce at least one publishable research paper - in the form of a journal article, monograph or working paper - at the end of the fellowship period. All interested applicants should submit their applications via email by Friday, 16 April 2010, with the following information:
1. A research proposal of about 2,000 words which should include a statement on the aims and objectives of the project, the time frame for the project, the NTS-Asia institution of choice, and reasons why it is the most suitable institution for such research, and output.
2. Information on his/her expertise in relation to the research that is to be carried out.
3. Two recommendation letters, including one from the applicant's organisation.
4. A curriculum vitae and a copy of his/her highest level of education reached.
Click here to view a sample proposal outline (in MS Word format).
All interested applicants should submit proposals via email to:
Ms Cheryl Lim, Programme Officer at the NTS-Asia Secretariat and the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at email@example.com.
Or via mail to the NTS-Asia Secretariat at the following address:
The NTS-Asia Secretariat
c/o Associate-Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony
Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Nanyang Technological University
Block S4, Level B4, Nanyang Avenue
The closing deadline for all applications is Friday, 16 April 2010.
*All inclusive refers to airfare, visa fees, room and board as well as any other incidentals during the duration of the fellowship.