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IIAS invites excellent scholars to apply for a fellowship to work on an individual research project in the Humanities or Social Sciences. In addition, IIAS supports Professorial Fellowships as part of agreements with Dutch universities, foreign ministries, and funding organizations.
outstanding researchers from around the world
work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Moreover, Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged.
IIAS also welcomes researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their Ph.D. thesis into a book publication.
IIAS is particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters ‘Asian Cities’, ‘Asian Heritages’ and ‘Global Asia’. However, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome.
On the application form, you will be asked to indicate to which cluster your proposed research relates, or to choose the “open category”. You are also asked to indicate how your proposed research may contribute to the general vision of IIAS and its emphasis on interconnected studies.
Terms and Conditions
Applicants must have fulfilled all requirements of the Ph.D. If you are a Ph.D. candidate at the time of application, you may also apply, provided that you graduate within 5 months after the application deadline (see below). A letter from your university will be required to confirm your graduation before this date.
If you are applying for a grant from IIAS to cover your research period in the Netherlands, the fellowship will be tenable for a maximum period of 10 months.
Support for research (office facilities, library access, networks, etc.) will be provided.
Affiliated fellows are expected to participate in IIAS events, including fellow seminars, monthly lunch lectures, and drinks.
If IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, you will receive:
A monthly grant of €2000;
Office facilities and access to the Leiden University Libraries;
A one-time grant of (max) €1000 towards the costs of (international) travel.
Anyone applying for an IIAS fellowship can simultaneously apply for two extra months of research in Paris. If you are interested in this option, you should indicate this on the IIAS Application form.
Per year, FMSH offers three fellowships of two months each, for scholars who have been awarded an IIAS fellowship and who wish to spend an additional two months in Paris to pursue their research.
The FMSH fellowship covers accommodation and a stipend of EURO 1000 per month.
Applicants who want to apply for the FMSH fellowship, which should follow immediately upon the conclusion of their stay in Leiden, should indicate so in the IIAS Fellowship Application form with a motivation as to:
how they could profit from their stay in Paris (e.g. French archives or collections consultation, contacts with specific museum or institutions deeply linked to their research, etc.);
the Foundation chair-holder to work in Paris;
how they could contribute to the work of FMSH.
Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of: