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SEAREG Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
We are now accepting applications for the 2020 SEAREG Pre-Dissertation Fellowships (link will open a Qualtrics application form; please be sure to have all required documents ready for upload prior to beginning the online application).
The Fellowship consists of an award of up to $5,000, made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. This will assist social science Ph.D. students engaged in exploratory research who must travel to Southeast Asia in order to obtain the advanced contextual knowledge needed for a high-quality dissertation proposal and a competitive application for external funding.
Preference will be given to students who have not yet advanced to candidacy and are enrolled in the fields of political science, economics, and sociology.
Graduate students in good academic standing who have completed their first or second year of a social science Ph.D. program (including the fields of public policy, history, and anthropology) in the U.S. or Canada, regardless of personal nationality or citizenship, are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
PhD candidates are also eligible to apply, though preference will be given to students who have not yet defended (or only recently defended) a dissertation prospectus.
Applications are due March 16, 2020, and decisions will be announced by March 31.
200-250 word (1 page) summary of research idea
100-150 word (1/2 page) description of research site and country context
Evidence of language ability – submit one of the following:
Copy of university transcript
Letter from language instructor verifying proficiency level
Native proficiency (copy of secondary school or undergraduate diploma)
Name, position of local in-country contact
Letter of endorsement from in-country contact*
Letter of endorsement from faculty* at university where student is enrolled
Copy of transcript (may be unofficial) verifying good academic standing
Estimated budget of expenses for the research project
*Letters of endorsement may be submitted 1) by the student in the Qualtrics application; 2) online via the submission forms below; or 3) emailed to Renate Kwon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by their authors.
Please note, funds from this fellowship are not intended to support either introductory language courses or language courses offered outside of the region of Southeast Asia; successful applicants will have already made a commitment to the region by acquiring basic linguistic competency.
Letters of Recommendation
Please use the appropriate form, below, to submit a letter of recommendation for an applicant for the SEAREG 2020 Pre-dissertation Fellowship.