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Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia in USA and Singapore – 2020/2021.


Application for the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia in USA and Singapore – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) in USA and Singapore.


100 Fully Funded Knight Hennessy Scholarship for International Students in USA, 2020


The mission of the university is to contribute to society through the advancement of knowledge and learning in the humanities and social sciences. Each fellowship will cover one round trip economy-class airfare from the fellow’s country of residence to NUS (or Stanford), continuing on to Stanford (or NUS), and returning from Stanford (or NUS) to the fellow’s country of residence, and will include a stipend of US$ 7500 per month during the fellowship period.

The university distinguished in education, research, social commitment and the vibrancy of its community.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Candidates of any nationality or seniority are eligible.
  • Applicants should meet the following criteria below in order to be eligible for the opportunity :-Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority
    -Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply.
  • The following minimum TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test. Alternatively, an IELTS result of 6.0 is required. Some Departments/Programmes may set higher requirements than those stated above e.g., the Master of Social Work requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. TOEFL or IELTS results are only valid for two years after the test and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework programme. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has indicated that score reports are valid only if the university receives them directly from ETS.


  • Applications should be sent simultaneously to both NUS and Stanford by e-mail and also by post.

Application must include:

  • A project statement(not exceeding three pages) that addresses the candidate’s research project’s central analytic question(s), explains its intellectual contribution to scholarship on Southeast Asia, and describes the writing and research envisaged during the fellowship. The statement should also clearly state the specific research outcomes envisaged.
  • A detailed schedule of the proposed fellowship period including dates of anticipated residence at NUS and at Stanford.
  • A sample of published, English-language work by the candidate that is directly or indirectly related to the research project.
  • The candidate’s full curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
  • Full contact information, including email addresses, for three (3) academic referees who should be able, if asked, to evaluate the proposal and the candidate.
  • Full contact information for the applicant including an email address.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before March 1, 2020  will be considered.

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