CSEAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Japan

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University, Japan is delighted to invite applications for the CSEAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted no later than August 31, 2018.

Fellowship Description
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University, Japan, invites applications for a two-year CSEAS Postdoctoral Fellowship under its program “Japan-ASEAN Platform for Transdisciplinary Studies.” Under this six-year program funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), we aim to establish several sub-projects that are solution-oriented. By developing a “transdisciplinary platform”, we seek to generate a practical dialogue between academic and non-academic stakeholders for transformative research on the ASEAN region.

Award Value
In addition to a monthly salary of approximately JPY 350,000, which is subjected to taxation, social insurance and other deductions in accordance with Japanese law, the fellow will be entitled in our health and social insurance system. Shared working space and access to office facilities and library resources at Kyoto University will be also provided.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral program in various subjects, such as; Environmental degradation, Natural resource governance, Economic growth and distribution, Democratization, Ageing, health, and welfare, Urbanization and depopulation, Emerging infectious diseases and Natural disasters.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Japan.

Eligibility and Criteria
We encourage applications from researchers with a Ph.D. or proof of a solid research and publication track record in area studies, sociocultural anthropology, geography, sociology, economics, politics, political economy, political ecology, forestry, biology, medicine, ecology, hydrology, climate science, fisheries science, environmental science, disaster science, natural resources, governance or related disciplines. The applicant must not be the recipient of a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship or similar programs at the time of employment. While the application is open to candidates from all regions of the world, preference will be given to applicants from Southeast Asia or who have Southeast Asian heritage. Additionally, we have a preference for candidates who work in maritime/insular Southeast Asia.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Application can be submitted online through the link below.

Submission Deadline
31 August 2018.

Website and Application Link