Open for Application:
Senior Fellowship Program
Deadline: November 15th, 2018

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) provides in-country research fellowships for U.S., Cambodian, and French scholars (or EU citizens holding a French degree) and doctoral students on a yearly basis.

CKS senior research Fellows are given direct funding for their research, access to CKS in-country resources, and provided with logistical support and contacts while in- country.

Senior Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research focusing on Cambodia only, or Cambodia within a regional context.

Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.

CKS offers three possibilities:

Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellowships
Ph.D. fellowships are available for a maximum of 11 months for doctoral dissertation research. Only PhD candidates are eligible for this fellowship.

Senior Long-Term Research Fellowships
Those fellowships are available from 6 to 11month research (for U.S and Cambodian) and up to 9month research (for French). The fellowships are open for scholars who already hold a PhD degree.

Senior Short-Term Research Fellowships
Those fellowships are available up to 4month research (for U.S and Cambodian) an open for scholars who already hold a PhD degree.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Selection Committee will assess each application on the basis of the project description, the candidate’s academic and/ or professional record and the quality of references. Members of the Selection Committee represent different academic disciplines, so the applicant must explain the nature and significance of the project in terms understandable to a non-specialist audience.

Download the Fellowship Application Form for the US

Download the Application Form for Cambodian

Download the Application Form for French

For further information, please contact:

CKS U.S. Research Fellowship Program is funded by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers through the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. French and Cambodian research fellowships are administered in partnership with the Paris-based Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), and funded by the Scaler Foundation and individual donors.