Call for Applicants

Center for Khmer Studies
Mid-Career Program
“Exploring Conflict in the ASEAN region”

Call for Applicants

Program Overview

This program is intended for mid-career scholars, development professionals, and civil servants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, who wish to improve their skills, to become critical thinkers, decision makers and future agents of change in the region, as well as to participate in a dynamic network of scholars and decision-makers in Southeast Asia.

Under the guidance of a Senior Instructor, 15 participants from the region will engage in theoretical and empirical analysis of cross-border issues relating to explicit issues of conflict within the ASEAN region. The program will entail two intensive one-week sessions, in August and November 2015, comprising coursework, seminar discussions, group exercises, applied skills training and individual research. Between those sessions, participants will work in their home countries on a chosen research project. The first week will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the second in Bangkok.

Applicants must be nationals of the 5 designated countries, employed as mid-career scholars, development professionals or civil servants, with interest in the topics of the program, and motivation to master the skills described, as demonstrated by completion of a personal research project. Participation in both weeks is required of all participants.

The CKS Selection Committee will meet in early January to assess applicants on the basis of their proposed research project description, the candidate’s academic and/ or professional record and the quality of their references.

How to Apply
Qualified Applicants should submit the following required document to CKS:
1. A CV with recent passport photo
2. A cover letter of intention
3. Two letters of recommendations (one must be from the current employer)
4. A one-page research project (indicating research problem and/or question(s), objectives of the research, and proposed methodology)

Deadline: March 1st, 2015

For further information and details please consult the CKS website:, or contact CKS Project Coordinator Mr. Chheat Sreang:

This CKS program is generously funded by the Ford Foundation.