The National Library, Singapore 

  • The Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship (LKCRF) program started in 2005 and is into its 11th year. The Fellowship aims to facilitate new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library of Singapore.  We welcome talented scholars and researchers to use our resources and services, and to collaborate with us on joint research projects to create new knowledge. The LKCRF will be offered to individuals interested in suggested fields of research identified by the Library. Instructions on how to apply and other details about the LKCRF can be found hereApplications close on 30 April 2016

  • The George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Southeast Asia Collections (GLHF) aims to attract top professionals to work with the National Library Board (NLB) to develop its collections on Singapore and Southeast Asia. Through the Fellowship, NLB also aims to foster partnerships with collectors worldwide. We welcome talented librarians, researchers, curators, archivists and collectors to collaborate with us. Instructions on how to apply and other details about the GLHF can be found hereApplications close on 30 April 2016

The Australian Academy of the Humanities

  • The 2016 Humanities Travelling Fellowships.

    The Humanities Travelling Fellowships scheme is one of the Academy's most popular programmes. Since 1985 the Academy has supported more than 150 early-career researchers to undertake research overseas. Fellowships of up to $4,000 are available to permanent resident scholars in Australia working in the humanities.

    Application Procedure

    If you are interested in applying, please consult the Rules of the Award. Applicants will need to provide:

    • A project proposal (two A4 pages)
    • A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
    • A copy of the applicant’s official doctoral transcript or PhD testamur
    • Supporting letters from two referees. Referees should not be from the applicant’s department or division.
    • Please click here to apply. Applications close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 24 March 2016.

​​​For further information on the Humanities Travelling Fellowships programme, or to subscribe to the Grants Mailing List, please contact the Programme Manager or call the Academy on (02) 6125 9860.

​​Endeavour Fellowships 

Fellowships are available for postdoctoral research and professional development.

  • Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship - Postdoctoral research
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship (Including Australia Cheung Kong and Australia India Education Council) - Postdoctoral research
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians - Postdoctoral research
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship
    Australian applicants can receive up to $18500 for 1-4 months of professional development.

Information session 4 April 2016, 3pm–3.30pm in Room 132, Sir Llew Edwards Building.

More information can be found here.

The Australia- Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme


Australian applicants must be:

  • employed as an academic staff member in a teaching and research or research only role at the Australian university administering the application and with a contract at that university that is valid for the duration of the relevant funding period; or 
  • enrolled for the duration of the relevant funding period as a PhD or Research Masters student at the Australian university administering the application and part of a research project application submitted by an eligible staff member at that same university.

The scheme is open to Australian researchers at participating Australian universities in all academic fields involved in a collaborative project with German research partners. 

Proposals must provide opportunities for exchanges between early career researchers. However it is not compulsory to be an ECR to apply.  Researchers from the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply.  

Application Dates

Applications open on 4 April 2016 and close on 17 June 2016. Applicants will be informed of the outcomes in writing in November 2016. Project funding will commence in 2017.

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AGA-Goethe Fellowship

The AGA-Goethe Fellowship is an annual award which supports young Australians undertake a research project in Germany and report on their work on returning to Australia.
Its aim is to foster closer relationships between Australia and Germany and assist with the development of future leaders in our community.
The two Fellowships are made available by the Australian German Association with the Goethe-Institut providing one 8-week language course at a Goethe-Institut.
Each fellowship also includes a grant of A$6,000 towards a study tour in Germany (typically at least 4 weeks), visiting companies/institutions in the special interest field of the Awardee.
Reimbursement of a return economy airfare from Australia to Germany is also included.

Applications for the 2016 fellowship will close on 31 May 2016.

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Centre for Chinese Studies at The National Central Library - Taiwan Fellowship

Established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in research related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies.

Assistance is in the form of monthly grants, travel, and insurance for professors, associate professors, research fellows, associate research fellows, assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates.

Applications open 1 May and close 30 June, 2016.

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The Academy of Korean Studies(AKS) international programs (Fellowship)

  • Fellowship Period : 6 months
  • Available fellowship periods:
    • 2016 Fall Semester (1st period): From 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017
    • 2017 Spring Semester (2nd period): From 1 March 2017 to 31 August 2017
  • Access to the AKS facilities including the library and Jangseogak Archives.
  • Korean language courses are offered free of charge.
  • On-campus dormitory is available.
  • A monthly allowance.
  • An economy-class round trip airfare
  • Certificate of Completion.

Applications due 5pm, 20 May 2016 (Korean time)

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The Australian National University

Humanities Research Centre

The HRC welcomes several visiting fellows from around the world pursuing research projects in the Humanities.
Grants cover travel (up to $AUD3,000) and accommodation in Canberra to applicants working on projects connected to an annual theme.

Fellowships are from 6 to 12 weeks.

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The Embassy of Japan in Australia

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship.

Research category.
The scholarship is offered for two years, which includes six months of preparatory study of the Japanese language (starting in April 2016).
If no preparatory study of the Japanese language is required, the scholarship shall start in either April or October 2017 for duration of 18 months or two years.
Benefits of the scholarship include all tuition fees, return airfares to Japan and an allowance of ¥143,000 per month (subject to change) and health care insurance.

The application deadline is by C.O.B. (17:00 AEST) on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation scholarship and fellowships programs

  • The Research Fellowship is open to people who were awarded a PhD between 1 October 2009 and 1 October 2012, and is for research at one of four Australian universities, UQ being one of them. 
  • Their Future Leaders Scholarship is open to students who completed their undergraduate degree within the last five years or are just about to graduate.  This is for Masters or PhD studies at one of nine Australian universities, UQ being one of them.

Apply by 31 August 2016.

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