Scholarships

Scholarships

OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS


The are no scholarships currently open for application at the Asian Studies Centre. Please see the Asian Studies weekly round-up for updated notices of scholarships offered in Oxford or elsewhere. 


CLOSED SCHOLARSHIPS


Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship

The next deadline for applications to the Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship is expected to be on the Friday of Seventh Week, Hilary Term 2018

The College proposes to elect a Wai Seng Senior Research Scholar in Asia-Pacific Studies with effect from Michaelmas Term 2016.
The Scholarship is tenable at St Antony’s College for two years and is open to all matriculated students of the University of Oxford working for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in fields such as modern history, social sciences (e.g. politics, international relations, economics, sociology, social anthropology), education and human geography and whose research involves the study of the Asia-Pacific. Students who expect to be accepted for DPhil from the beginning of Trinity Term 2016 may also apply.
Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are focused on China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan or on comparative Asian studies involving one of these territories.

What it is:

The scholarship will provide an annual maintenance of £9,000. It will also cover approved University and College fees up to the value of £6,500. If the successful candidate is not a member of the College they will be expected to move to St Antony’s upon election to the scholarship.

How to apply:

There is no application form. Applications (and references) should be submitted no later than Friday of the Seventh Week in Hilary Term 2016 (March 4th). Election, by a committee of the Asian Studies Centre, will be made in Trinity Term 2016.

Applications are to be sent electronically to the Administrator at asian@sant.ox.ac.uk and should comprise:

  • a letter, addressed to the Selection Sub-Committee, including a statement, no more than two pages in length, describing the research the candidate proposes to carry out if elected to the scholarship;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • an example of written work, which should normally be a draft chapter of the candidate’s DPhil thesis and not more than 8,000 words. The candidate may choose to submit an alternative sample of their work, of similar length, but would state their reason for doing so.
  • Three references, one of which would normally be provided by the candidate’s University supervisor. The references should discuss the candidate’s academic progress, the value of the intended project, and other appropriate information to support the application. The references are to be sent in confidence by the referees directly to the Administrator at asian@sant.ox.ac.uk

Further information:

Each Wai Seng Senior Scholar will be expected to pursue his or her studies under supervision, as the Management Committee of the Asian Studies Centre may determine, and may be required to submit a satisfactory report upon the work he or she has accomplished, before receiving the final portion of the emoluments of the scholarship. The Wai Seng scholar will also be expected to attend seminars and lectures organised by the Asian Studies Centre.

Queries may be addressed by e-mail to the Administrator for the Asian Studies Centre, at asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.


Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Fellowship for Pakistan

The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust will sponsor one scholar or practitioner from Pakistan as visitor to the Department of Politics and International Relations for one Oxford term in the 2015-2016 academic year.

The fellowship will enable a Pakistani academic or professional to undertake a short working visit to the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations, with the aim of broadening their professional knowledge, skills and contacts. The content of a fellowship normally takes the form of professional interaction, study and research.

What it is:

The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship to the Department of Politics and International Relations is sponsored by the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust, in cooperation with the British Council in Pakistan. The duration of the Fellowship is up to three months, and the Visiting Fellow is expected to be in residence for one Oxford term of the 2015-2016 academic year.

The purpose of the fellowship is to advance the understanding of contemporary problems and issues facing Pakistan across a broad range of themes.

An all-inclusive monthly stipend of £1,400 is offered by the Trust in order to cover costs at Oxford, together with a return economy air fare from Pakistan.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for the Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Fellowship for Pakistan please complete the application form (link below) and send it, along with a current copy of your Curriculum Vitae, to Matthew Kennedy at matthew.kennedy@politics.ox.ac.uk by Friday 17th April 2015.

Charles Wallace Trust Visitor Application Form

Selection follows the Department of Politics and International Relations’ policy and procedure for Academic Visitors and is subject to the approval of the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and the British Council in Pakistan. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on the strength of their proposals and readiness to undertake and successfully complete their proposed project. Priority will be given to applicants who have not had opportunities to study outside of Pakistan.

Further information on the Fellowship can be found here

For queries contact Matthew Kennedy (matthew.kennedy@politics.ox.ac.uk)


Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Fellowship for Burma

The Charles Wallace Burma Trust will sponsor one scholar or practitioner from Burma as a visitor to the Department of Politics and International Relations for one Oxford term in the 2016-2017 academic year.
The fellowship will enable a Burmese academic or professional to undertake a short working visit to the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations, with the aim of broadening their professional knowledge, skills and contacts. The content of a fellowship normally takes the form of professional interaction, study and research. Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented for the Fellowship in Oxford.

What it is:
The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship to the Department of Politics and International Relations is sponsored by the Charles Wallace Burma Trust, in cooperation with the British Council in Burma. The duration of the Fellowship is up to three months, and the Visiting Fellow is expected to be in residence for one Oxford term of the 2016-2017 academic year.
The purpose of the fellowship is to advance the understanding of contemporary problems and issues facing Burma across a broad range of themes. While full fluency in English would be an asset, applicants are not required to be fully fluent in English and we will do our best to match the visiting fellow with appropriate mentors to assist with any language issues.
An all-inclusive monthly stipend of £1,400 is offered by the Trust in order to cover costs at Oxford, together with a return economy air fare from Burma.

How to apply:
If you would like to apply for the Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Fellowship for Burma please complete the application form (link below) and send it, along with a current copy of your Curriculum Vitae, to Matthew Kennedy at matthew.kennedy@politics.ox.ac.uk by Friday 8th April 2016.

Charles Wallace Trust Visitor Application Form

Selection follows the Department of Politics and International Relations’ policy and procedure for Academic Visitors and is subject to the approval of the Charles Wallace Burma Trust and the British Council in Burma. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on the strength of their proposals and readiness to undertake and successfully complete their proposed project. Priority will be given to applicants who have not had opportunities to study outside of Burma.
Further information on the Fellowship can be found here

For queries contact Matthew Kennedy (matthew.kennedy@politics.ox.ac.uk)


Taiwan Fellowship

The Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. For further details please see http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/eng/index.aspx


Indonesia Fieldwork Travel Grants
The Asian Studies Centre accepted applications to support fieldwork to be carried out in Indonesia and concerned exclusively with Indonesian politics and / or society. The grant was awarded in memory of Leslie H. Palmier.
The fund will support work taking place before October 2017 and up to a maximum of £800. Eligible expenses include transportation, accommodation, or other costs directly related to fieldwork.

Deadline: Wednesday 14th December, 2016.
See here for further details. 
Application form (download link).