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Opportunity:
CKS Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship 2019
Deadline: 30th July 2019

The CKS Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship program offers one long-term fellowship annually to support and encourage top-quality research and writing on the history, politics, economics, and other topics related to Cambodia, as well as to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary knowledge exchange among scholars and practitioners at the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS).

This long-term fellowship provides a competitive remuneration to support one postdoctoral scholar/ researcher who works at the Center for a period of 6 months to a year. Funding for this program comes from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and only U.S. citizens may apply. Selected fellow can choose to begin their term following selection.

Fellow is provided with individual office space and equipment, in addition to full access to CKS research facilities including its extensive research library. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows also engage in an ongoing interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, sharing their research with others in a weekly work-in-progress seminar. While in residence, fellows are exposed to the vibrant intellectual life of the Center of Khmer Studies through its public events, workshops, panels, screenings, etc.

These long-term fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of residence at CKS. Fellow is expected to devote their time to research and writing as well as to develop academic programming with other CKS scholars and staff. While scholars should not be employed in Cambodia during the residence, they are encouraged to supplement their stipend with funding from their home institutions or other non-residential fellowships or grants.

Please send a description of your research project (not more than 10 single-spaced pages), your CV (not more that 3 pages), and a cover letter to fellowships@khmerstudies.org not later than 30th July 2019 (Cambodia time). Please indicate in the title of your email, Application for the Scholar-in-Residence program.

The Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship is intended for scholars who require extensive, on-site research in Cambodia, and if possible within the CKS library. Fellow is expected to be in full-time residency at the Center during the award period – except when their research takes them to other parts of the country – and to participate in and contribute to relevant workshops, seminars, lectures, and conferences.

Funded research projects should be in the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, technology, education, urban sustainability, or environmental sciences.

Application Instructions

A complete application must include:

    • A description of the proposed research project (not more than 10 single-spaced pages).
    • A CV limited to 3 pages.
    • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from scholars familiar with the project.

Description of Project

In no more than 10 single-spaced pages the applicant should provide a detailed description of the proposed study, including but not restricted to the following elements:

    • A description of the topic under consideration with specific reference to the major questions, problems, and theories being investigated.
    • An outline of the research plan.
    • A description of research methodology.
    • Foreign language competence.
    • The final objectives and expected results of the project.
    • The importance of the project to its larger field of study.
    • Plans for publications, lectures, exhibitions etc. should be included.

Selection Criteria

    • Applications to the Scholar-in-Residence fellowship program will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:
    • The qualifications of the applicant.
    • The quality and feasibility of the research plan.
    • The importance of the proposed project to the applicant’s research field and to Cambodia and CKS.
    • The likelihood that the project will be completed successfully.
    • The provisions for making the results of the project available to scholars and to the public at large.

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: fellowships@khmerstudies.org

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.