Friday, January 10, 2014

CFP: 9th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 28 February 2014)

9th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies
Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

25 - 27 June 2014
Faculty of Law, Block B, Level 4, 469 Bukit Timah Rd

National University of Singapore @ Bukit Timah Campus

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from postgraduate students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 9th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 25 – 27 June 2014.

This event coincides with the Asia Research Institute’s Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2014, which brings some 25 graduate students to ARI for a month and a half period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.

Post-graduate students working on Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

This three-day forum, the ninth of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (though not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including  the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism,  science and technology, population and social change.

In addition to student presentations, experts from the region will also be invited to give keynote speeches, sharing their insights on challenges and issues facing contemporary social science scholarship.

Partial or full funding may be available for students whose proposals have been selected. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the 3 day forum, and in selected cases, air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.


Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper using the attached form to Mr Jonathan Lee no later than 28 February 2014. Click here for theApplication Form

The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study.

One confidential letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date. Successful applicants will be notified by 14 April 2014.

Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 12 May 2014.


Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Philip FOUNTAIN, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Kumiko KAWASHIMA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Maria Wendy PLATT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Nausheen ANWAR, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS
Dr Shawna TANG, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr ZHANG Juan, Asia Research Institute, NUS

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