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Summer 2006 Senior Resident Scholar Fellowship

Center For Khmer Studies

Deadline: April 1, 2006

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, seeks a Senior Resident Scholar for summer 2006. The Senior Resident Scholar will be based in Siem Reap where CKS has its headquarters, library and conference facilities. The appointment covers three months from June 1 to August 31, 2006.

In addition to conducting his or her own research, the Senior Resident Scholar also serves as a lecturer and advisor for CKS’s Summer Junior Fellowship Program for undergraduates from the United States, France and Cambodia who arrive in Siem Reap on July 1 for two months. Responsibilities to the Summer Junior Fellowship Program include: holding twice monthly seminars in English on a subject of his or her choice, advising and providing guidance to the Junior Fellows for their research projects, conducting a field trip in or around Siem Reap with the junior fellows, and accompanying the junior fellows on a field trip to Phnom Penh. The Senior Resident Scholar also works closely with CKS’s Summer Fellowship Program Director who plans the academic content and logistical details of the Summer Junior Fellowship Program. At the end of the appointment period, the Senior Resident Scholar is expected to submit a report of the progress of his/her research project and assessments of the junior fellows’ research progress.

The total amount of the award is $9,000, covering all travel, research and living expenses. Expenses related to field trips are covered by CKS. In addition, the Resident Scholar has free access to CKS’s library and Internet facilities.

Eligibility and Application:
1. United States citizenship
2. Scholars of Khmer or Southeast Asian Studies. PhD students who have conducted research related to Khmer studies are also eligible and have had some experience teaching.
3. Applicants should provide the following: a two-page statement of purpose covering research plan and objective; a one-page description of potential activities and seminars related to the junior fellows program; a CV.

For further information or to submit an application, please contact

The Center for Khmer Studies Summer Fellowship Program
Lesley Perlman

Asia Institute