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Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship
The College proposes to elect a Wai Seng Senior Research Scholar in Asia-Pacific Studies with effect from Michaelmas Term 2018.

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 a DPhil from the beginning of
Trinity Term 2018 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.

The scholarship will provide an annual maintenance grant of £9,000, to be paid in monthly instalments. 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.

There is no application form. Applications (and references) should be submitted no later than Friday of the Seventh Week in Hilary Term 2018 (March 2nd). Election, by a committee of the Asian Studies Centre, will be made in Trinity Term 2018.
Applications shall be sent electronically to the Administrator at and comprise:

  • a letter in pdf format, 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;
  • a curriculum vitae in pdf format;
  • an example of written work in pdf format, 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 should 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

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.

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