ACM Research Fellowship Grant 2019

The Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) is delighted to announce Research Fellowship Grant 2019. The fellowship is open to the applicants who should have a Ph.D., or if in the final stages of their dissertation, should have a Ph.D.

Overseas scholars will receive a one-time relocation allowance of S$3,000, which includes airfare allowance. The relocation allowance will be issued to the research fellow within the first week after the start of the fellowship.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D., or if in the final stages of their dissertation, should have a Ph.D. by the time they begin their fellowship if it is awarded to them.
  • Applicants should have completed the bulk of their fieldwork on their proposed projects, and be able to write and present papers in English

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, in this fellowship applicants must download the application form and submit with the other supporting documents electronically to


  • Attachments should not exceed 5MB.
  • The Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) invites post-doctoral scholars to apply for fellowships in the following:
    • Material Studies
    • Material Culture Studies
    • Museological Studies
    • Trade
    • Singapore Community Heritage
    • Peranakan / Mixed heritage Research
    • Cities/Urban Studies
    • Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • The research proposal should be no more than 2,000 words.
  • It should clearly outline the area of study and justify how the proposal is relevant to the field, the ACM, and the researcher’s own work.
  • If the proposal is part of a larger project or a collaborative work with another scholar or institution, this should be explained in the application.
  • They value multi-disciplinary work, cross-cultural studies, and research on ongoing projects at ACM.
  • Research related to the collections at the ACM is preferred.
  • The application package should include:
    • Completed application form
    • Research title and proposal
    • A clear scan of the certificate of a doctoral degree and, if the document is not in English, an official translation from the issuing university
    • Recommendations from two referees in support of the application and research proposal.
    • The referee should state how long and in what capacity he/she has known the applicant and evaluate the scholarly merit of the proposed research project, as well as the applicant’s research potential.
    • Referees may also send the letters directly to with the subject line “ACMF2019_<name of applicant>”.
    • One writing sample or copy of a chapter of the dissertation in English.


  • The monthly stipend for overseas researchers is S$5,000.
  • Overseas researchers are also offered a one-time grant of S$3,000 as a relocation allowance.
  • Researchers who are based in Singapore will receive a monthly stipend of S$3,500.
  • Research fellows will be taxed for all stipends received during the fellowship, including the relocation stipend

Application Deadline:

Applications will close on December 15, 2018.

Apply Now

For inquiries, contact the ACM’s Research Unit at