Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) invites scholars to apply for fellowships in one of the following research areas: Southeast Asian Islamic art; maritime trade / Asian export art; Peranakan art and culture; Buddhist art (preferably Tantric/Himalayan); Asian fashion, textiles, or jewelry.

The research fellowship supports in-depth original study and writing on specialized aspects of Asian culture. Applications will be screened by a committee of curators and scholars.

Electronic applications should be submitted to by 11:59 p.m. SGT on 31 January 2020. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Attachments should not exceed 10MB in total.

The application package should include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Research proposal
  • Proof of completion of a doctoral degree (if a PhD candidate, proof of completion of the more important degree)
  • Recommendations from two referees in support of the application and research proposal (Referees should state how long and in what capacity they have known the applicant and evaluate the scholarly merit of the proposed research project, as well as the applicant’s research potential. Referees can also send the letters directly to
  • One writing sample or copy of a chapter of the dissertation in English

Candidates will receive e-mail acknowledgments of the receipt of their applications. They will be informed of the results by the end of March 2020. For more information, please visit For inquiries, please contact the ACM’s Research Unit (