Call for Applications: CKS Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship 2019

The CKS Scholar-in-Residence 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).

Deadline: 26 November 2018

This long-term fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend 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 fellows can choose to begin their term from the January following selection. Fellows are 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. Fellows are 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.

The application process begins October 22, 2018. 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 . Please indicate that you are applying for the Scholar-in-Residence program in your application.

The Scholar-in-Residence position is intended for scholars who require extensive, on-site research in Cambodia, and if possible within the CKS library. Fellows are 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.

The application process opens October 15, 2018. The deadline is Nov 30, 2018.

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 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.

The applicant selected for the Scholar-in-Residence program will be notified in early December.

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