About the Centre
The European Union Centre in Singapore was established in mid-2008 with financial support from the European Union (EU). Its primary mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of the EU through support for EU-focused education, research and outreach activities. It is now a consortium of three local partners comprising the two largest public universities, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore and Singapore’s oldest think tank, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
In the current period of our second Grant Agreement from 2013 to 2015, the Centre will be focusing our efforts on outreach through media, workshops and publications. The emphasis of the Centre would be on building networks and partnerships between scholars and experts from the EU and those based in Singapore, and encouraging dialogue and policy learning between the EU and Singapore/ASEAN.
The Centre is now inviting applications for the EUC Visiting Fellowship tenable in the period between May to November 2013. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurate with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances.
Requirements and research themes
The successful Visiting Fellow will spend 4-12 weeks at the Centre, developing a research project on their own or in partnership with local researchers, and contributing to the education and outreach activities of the Centre. The Fellow would also be expected to give one research seminar or public lecture for the Centre.
Applicants should have a PhD and demonstrable experience and expertise (substantiated by a list of publications, involvement in research projects, policy work) in any of the following research areas:
Demographic challenges facing the EU and its member states, and related issues of migration, social cohesion and identity;
Economic reforms and competitiveness issues within the EU;
EU’s trade and investments in Singapore/ASEAN and overall economic partnership, free trade agreement (FTA) issues;
EU’s engagement with Asia/ASEAN on non-traditional security issues
Applicants without a PhD but with expert, policy and applied research experience in the above policy issues, including teaching of relevant academic modules / research seminars, conduct of training workshops could also be considered.
Application should be made with a personal statement, and the following information:
Research project proposal, including prospective collaborators in Singapore or possibilities leading to future major EC grant opportunities, if any;
Professional activities including teaching experience, involvement in project or research work, policy experience, and membership in research networks;
List of publications, including editorial responsibilities, where applicable;
Two letters of recommendation, and additional names and contact details or other academic/research referees, where applicable.
European Union Centre in Singapore
11 Slim Barracks Rise
#06-01 Executive Centre@one-north
Any queries can also be directed to the emails listed above.
Application closes on 31 March 2013.
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