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CKS Fellowships

CKS provides fellowships for students and scholars in order to promote research and cross-national scholarly exchange among the international community of scholars and their Cambodian colleagues. A three-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation enabled the CKS to develop its first fellowship program for U.S. doctoral students conducting field research in Cambodia. Since its inception in 2001, CKS Fellowship Programs have continued to expand with funding from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Scaler Foundation.

Fellowships students

As of 2012, we have granted fellowships to over 100 American and French scholars to conduct their pre-doctoral or post-doctoral research onsite, in Cambodia. Senior Fellowships are open to American and French researchers. CKS Fellows are given direct funding for their research, access to CKS resources, and provided with logistical support and contacts while in-country. CKS also serves as a host institution for scholars from around the world when they become affiliated scholars. American scholars conducting pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research are eligible to apply; they are supported by the U.S. Dept. of State/ECA through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). The Scaler Foundation, in collaboration with Paris-based Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), supports the French scholars.

Senior Fellowships

The following provides further information about the senior fellowship opportunities available at the CKS as well as some background on CKS Fellows and their research projects. These fellowships are typically available on a yearly basis.

CAORC/ECA Fellowships for for Cambodian and American Scholars

INALCO/CEK Fellowships for French Scholars

The CKS library provides free access to JSTOR on CKS premises for it’s Senior Fellows. If you are a Senior CKS Fellow and would like to access JSTOR please email: or to visit the Login page CLICK HERE

Junior Fellowships

CKS also offers a 6 week Summer Resident Fellowship which takes place between June and August every year. The Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program brings 5 American, 5 French and 5 Cambodian undergraduate students together to learn about the history and society of today’s Cambodia. The program is intended for those individuals who have a genuine interest in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, and who may be considering graduate studies or careers in the region.
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Travel Grant for Cambodian Scholars

CKS offers a travel grant for Cambodian Scholars who wish to attend conferences and workshops in the Southeast Asian region. To apply for this grant please send an email to requesting an application form.