ISEAS Singapore Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

The Nalanda-Sriwijaha (NSC) of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) in Singapore pursues research on historical interactions among Asian societies and civilizations prior to the 17th century. NSC is now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowship positions from scholars at all ranks who wish to undertake research and writing under the following themes:

  • Buddhist History in Southeast Asia
  • Buddhist Links and Networks between Southeast Asia and other Asian countries
  • Buddhist Archaeology, Material Culture and Art in Southeast Asia

The Visiting Fellowship will be for one year, with a possibility of extension. Post-doctoral applicants are also welcome but should have graduated with a PhD not longer than three years prior to their successful appointment at NSC.

Commencement date will be from June 2016.


Successful applicants are expected to complete a paper on the proposed topic (to be published in a peer-reviewed journal), organise or contribute to a workshop, and give a public seminar hosted by ISEAS. They are also expected to contribute to the intellectual environment of NSC and assist in developing NSC's publications series where possible.

Fellowship benefits

Successful applicants will receive a monthly (all-inclusive) stipend that is commensurate with his/her rank and experience. A round-trip economy airfaire between the home country of the researcher and Singapore will also be provided (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Application date
1 year, renewable
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, Archaeology, Architecture and urbanism, Arts and Art history, History, Philosophy, Theology and religion