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African Studies Centre Leiden-International Institute for Asian Studies (ASCL-IIAS) Joint Fellowship Programme for Research Study in The Netherlands 2018

This fellowship is jointly offered by IIAS and the African Studies Centre in Leiden to attract researchers whose work is informed by current theoretical debates in the social sciences and humanities over global connectivities and who are able to critically engage with shifting paradigms  in “area studies” beyond the ways in which these have traditionally been conceived in the West. .

Application Deadlines: 

  • 15th March 2018
  • 15th September 2018

Offered annually? Yes

About the Award:  We are particularly interested in receiving fellowship proposals that go beyond a mere analysis of current issues associated with African-Asian comparative economic developments or Chinese investments in Africa — although none of these themes, if appraised critically and for their societal consequences, will of course be excluded. Our definition of Asia and Africa is broad and inclusive, Asia ranging from the Middle-East to the Pacific Coast, and Africa from North-Africa to the southern tip of the continent.

Type: Fellowship


  • Applications include a work plan of 1000 words maximum and a CV
  • Candidates should have a PhD

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Fellowship: Fellows will receive a monthly grant to cover the cost of living and housing

Duration of Fellowship: Fellowship has a maximum period of 6 months

How to Apply: Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of:

  • Application form  download here (Word)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of reference
    Please ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email or post, commenting on the applicant’s academic abilities and the value of  the applicant’s research project.

Address for submission of applications, reference letters and/or queries:
(1) Email: [email protected] 


(2) IIAS-ASC Fellowship Programme
c/o Ms. Sandra van der Horst
International Institute for Asian Studies
Rapenburg 59
2311 GJ Leiden
The Netherlands

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)

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