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Southeast Asia Studies Program

The Southeast Asia Program


Vietnam Dissertation Field Research Fellowships:
* Graduate students enrolled full-time in Ph.D. programs at accredited universities in the U.S. or Canada.
* Applicants must have completed all departmental requirements other than the dissertation.
* No citizenship requirements.

Vietnam Advanced Research Grants

* Scholars, including independent scholars, based in the U.S. or Canada who have received a Ph.D. in any discipline of the social sciences or humanities in the last five years.
* Must have sufficient command of the Vietnamese language in order to conduct research.
* No citizenship requirements.

Program Summary

The Southeast Asia Program provides dissertation and postdoctoral support for research on Vietnam. Research areas of particular interest include gender studies; upland studies, including natural resource management and cultural issues; pre-modern history, and modern social and cultural history, especially involving oral history methodologies; urban studies; rural to urban migration, especially in relation to questions of poverty; and the humanities broadly construed, including art history and preservation, as well as modern and classical literatures.

Each fellow will be required to establish and maintain, with the help of Council staff, an affiliation with a Vietnamese institution. Fellows will spend some of their time either teaching, delivering a series of lectures, carrying out combined research activities, assisting in setting up research guidelines and protocols for ongoing research projects or engaging in other appropriate activities.


Vietnam Dissertation Field Research Fellowships: Dissertation fellowships of up to $15,000 a year are available to support research in Vietnam for periods between 12 and 24 months.

Vietnam Advanced Research Grants: Postdoctoral awards are available to support research in Vietnam. The maximum award amount is $30,000, which may be used to support either a single research visit for 12 months or 2 research trips, each lasting no less than 6 months.

Deadline Date

December 1, 1999 - Applications must be received by this date.

Application Procedures

For complete guideline and application information please refer to the website at

For More Information

Contact the foundation directly at :

Southeast Asia Program Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10019
phone (212) 377-2700
fax (212) 377-2727

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