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Professorships / Fellowships

EU Centre Visiting Fellowship (2015)

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A PDF copy of the following call can be found here.

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 is 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 2015. 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 4-6 weeks at the Centre, developing a research project on their own or in partnership with local researchers, and contributing to the academic and outreach activities of the Centre. The Fellow would be expected to give one research seminar and a 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;
  • TTIP and EU-Japan trade negotiations and implications for EU’s economic reforms and competitiveness
  • EU’s trade and investments in Singapore/ASEAN/Asia and overall economic partnership
  • Developments in the EU’s External Action Service, Diplomacy and Common Foreign and Security Policy / Common Defence and Security Policy

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 procedure

Application should be made with a personal statement, and the following information:

  • Detailed CV;
  • 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.

Applications can be made directly to the Centre Director, Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, by email to: eucylh@nus.edu.sg and copied to eucsec@nus.edu.sg, or by post to the following address:

The Director
European Union Centre in Singapore
11 Slim Barracks Rise
#06-01 Executive Centre@one-north
Singapore 138664

Any queries can also be directed to the emails listed above.

Application closes on 28 February 2015.

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