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 Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Date                :           16 – 20 July 2011

Venue              :           Faculty of Law, Block B, Level 4, 469 Bukit Timah Rd
                                    National University of Singapore @ Bukit Timah Campus
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The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from postgraduate students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 16 – 20 July 2011.
This 3-day forum will be part of ARI’s 5-day Graduate Development Institute and Forum, which in addition to the forum will include two full days of sessions aimed to develop graduate student understandings of academia and relevant skills, through roundtable discussions with faculty, focused practical seminars and breakout group discussions.
This event coincides with the Asia Research Institute’s Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2012, which brings some 35 graduate students to ARI for a two and a half month period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.
Postgraduate students working on Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.
This three-day forum, the seventh of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (but are not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including  the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism,  science and technology, population and social change.
In addition to student presentations, experts from the region will also be invited to give keynote speeches, sharing their insights on challenges and issues facing contemporary social science scholarship.
Students whose proposals are selected for presentation at the forum will participate in the full 5 days of the Graduate Development Institute and Forum. Partial or full funding may be available for selected students. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the forum, and in selected cases, air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.
Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper using the attached form to Mr Jonathan Lee no later than 19 March 2012. Click here for the Application Form


The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study.
One confidential letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.
Successful applicants will be notified by 9 April 2012.
Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 18 June 2012.

Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Jonathan BENNEY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr CHEE Heng Leng, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Kay MOHLMAN, Dept of Sociology, NUS
Dr LIANG Yongjia, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Maria Wendy PLATT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr SUN Jung, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS
Prof Thongchai WINICHAKUL, Asia Research Institute, NUS