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Dissertation Research Fellowships

Deadline: 30 November 2022


The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) provides in-country research fellowships for US, Cambodian and French scholars (or EU citizens holding a degree from a French university) and doctoral students on a yearly basis.

CKS Dissertation Research Fellows are given direct funding for their research and access to in-country resources, and are provided with logistical support and contacts while in-country. These fellowships are available for a maximum of 11 months of research.

These fellowships are open to PhD candidates in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities who seek to pursue further research focusing on Cambodia alone or on Cambodia within a regional context.

Scholars can conduct research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (including Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and southern China) provided that some portion of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.

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CKS Fellow Benefits

All CKS Fellows are provided direct funding for their research, access to CKS resources, as well as in-country logistical support and contacts. The CKS library also provides free access to JSTOR for its Fellows.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will assess each application on the basis of the candidate’s submitted project description, their academic and/or professional record, and the quality of their references. Because members of the Selection Committee represent different academic disciplines, applicants must explain the nature and significance of their projects in terms understandable to a non-specialist audience.

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If you would like to get more guidance on grant proposal writing, please read Sydel Silverman, Writing Grant proposal for Anthropological Research, Current Anthropology, (32(4): 1991) and watch a recording of the CKS Workshop: How to Write a Strong Research Proposal. 

For additional information, please Contact Us at our Cambodian offices. 

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