13th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

13th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

23 Jul 09:00 - 27 Jul 15:00 - Singapore
Asia Research Institute, NUS


***The call for papers is now closed.***

This forum is organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; with funding support from the Henry Luce Foundation, USA.

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 13th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 23-27 July 2018.

This five-day forum, the thirteenth 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. Keynotes will be delivered by professors Lim Sun Sun (Singapore University of Technology and Design) and Deborah Wong (University of California – Riverside, USA).

The first two days of the Forum will be dedicated to Skills Based Sessions during which senior scholars will address various topics such as:

- How to get published in peer-reviewed journals,
- How to apply for international grants,
- How to deal with negative reviews,

Besides that there will be sessions on various research methodologies, academic rankings and statistics, as well as planning career trajectories.

During the final three days, graduate students will be giving the opportunity to present their work in sessions organized thematically. Graduate students working on topics related to 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.

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 five-day forum, and a contribution towards air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

This event coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2018, which brings some 28 graduate students to ARI for a six-week period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.


The call for papers is now closed.

Successful applicants will be notified by end April 2018. Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 29 June 2018.


Dr Michiel BAAS, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Fiona WILLIAMSON, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Amelia FAUZIA, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Celine CODEREY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Gustav BROWN, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr HU Shu, Asia Research Institute, and Centre for Family and Population Research, NUS
Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Assoc Prof Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS

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