ASCL-IIAS Fellowship Programme


This joint fellowship aims to attract researchers whose work is informed by current theoretical debates in the social sciences and humanities over global connectivities and who are able to critically engage with shifting paradigms in 'area studies' beyond the ways in which these have traditionally been conceived in the West. We are particularly interested in receiving fellowship proposals that go beyond a mere analysis of current issues associated with African-Asian comparative economic developments or Chinese investments in Africa - although none of these themes, if appraised critically and for their societal consequences, will of course be excluded. Our definition of Asia and Africa is broad and inclusive, Asia ranging from the Middle-East to the Pacific Coast, and Africa from North-Africa to the southern tip of the continent.

  • Fellowship of maximum 6 months
  • Fellows will receive a monthly grant to cover the cost of living. Living arrangements in Leiden depend on the host institution.
  • Applications include a work plan of 1000 words maximum and a CV
  • Candidates should have a PhD
  • Candidates placed at the ASCL need two statements of intended collaboration: one from a researcher at the ASCL and one from a researcher of another department of Leiden University.

Closing dates for applications: 15 March and 15 September each year. More information and application.