ASEASUK and British Academy ECAF Visiting Fellowships 2011-12

ASEASUK and The British Academy are pleased to announce up to four fellowships to enable scholars to make research visits to field-centres operated by the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF).  A full list of ECAF field centres is available on The purpose of the fellowships will be to advance the scholar’s personal research, build his/her wider networks and enable scholars to contribute to the academic life of the centres.


· The fellowship is for a research visit of 2-4 months to be spent attached to one or more of the 22 ECAF field-centres in Asia

· Its purpose is for scholars to pursue their own personal research, build wider networks, and contribute to the academic life of the centre

· The scheme is open to any scholar holding a PhD and currently attached to a UK higher education institution, who has not previously had substantial contact with the field centres.

· Applicants are expected to make initial contact with the head of the relevant centre in advance of their application to check that their proposed visit would be feasible and valuable for both parties.

· Each fellowship is to a maximum of £5,000 to cover personal travel, accommodation and research expenses; 10% of the value of the award is to be paid by the scholar to the ECAF centre on arrival as a contribution to operating costs and to meet the costs of services provided. (The 10% will not cover the cost of any residential accommodation where this may be offered by the centre).

· Holders of fellowships must submit a brief report to ASEASUK within three months of completing their visit (or by 31 October 2012, whichever is the soonest).


Applications must be received by 30 September 2011 and successful applicants notified by end of November 2011. ASEASUK encourages fellowships to commence before 31 March 2012 – research visits may take place during summer 2012.


Application forms will shortly be available on the website. Download an application form and further particulars from the ASEASUK website. . If you have difficulty in accessing the ECAF application form, contact Becky Elmhirst, who can send you an e-version ([log in to unmask]) Applications should be submitted to Dr Becky Elmhirst, ASEASUK Research Secretary, by email as detailed on the form.