Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme @ Singapore Institute for South-East Asian Studies

The Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme honours Professor Wang Gungwu, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) for his distinguished tenure of 17 years and for his key contributions in nurturing a strong culture of research excellence at ISEAS.

The programme aims to nurture the next generation of scholars and policymakers who seek to explore the nexus of big-power relations and its impact on Southeast Asia. The programme is open to pre- and postdoctoral candidates and mid-career policymakers. Visiting Fellows will be expected to conduct policy-relevant research in the following priority areas:

  1. Developments in US-China relations and their impact on Southeast Asia
  2. Asia Pacific security issues (i.e. South China Sea, China-ASEAN relations)
  3. Rise of China and its impact on Southeast Asian communities
  4. Use of digital media and technology by major powers to shape perceptions and interests in Southeast Asian countries
  5. Progress and prospects of global economic cooperation initiatives like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Fellowships may be for a minimum of two months up to a period of six months. Successful applicants are expected to be in residence at ISEAS for the duration of their fellowship.

Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme – ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute