ASLI Fellowship Programme

Due to immigration restrictions, the Fellowship, which used to last up to two months, must now be shortened. With effect from 2023, the Fellowship will be for a period of thirty (30) days within a time frame to be provided by ASLI.

For the following semesters in 2023-2024, the time frame is as follows. These periods fall within the NUS academic semesters.

Semester I: 3 October 2023 to 10 November 2023
Semester II: 5 March 2024 to 12 April 2024

Applications for Fellowship for 2023-2024 will open in late December 2022. Please visit our webpage for updates on the application process and closing date.


Eligibility

Only full-time faculty members of ASLI Member Institutions (including Founding Member Institutions) can apply for this Fellowship. Ph.D. students at an ASLI Member Institution are not eligible. Please note however that full-time faculty members at an ASLI Member Institution who are actually teaching full-time at their own faculty while in the finishing stages of their Ph.D. can be considered.

While at NUS Law, the ASLI Fellows are expected to conduct research on legal issues of interest to their respective jurisdiction (if from Asia) or to Asia in general. Each ASLI Fellow is expected to present a seminar paper during his or her Fellowship. He or she will be expected to contribute to the ASLI Working Paper Series within a month after the end of the Fellowship.

The ASLI Fellow is also encouraged to prepare a paper for presentation at the next ASLI Annual Conference following their Fellowship.

Successful candidates for the ASLI Fellowship are required to be in residence in the Faculty at NUS Law throughout the duration of the Fellowship.

Stipend & Benefits

NUS will provide the ASLI Fellow with
  • Stipend of S$2000 payable at the end of the one-month Fellowship.
  • Accommodation (single occupancy) The type of housing will vary depending on the accommodation available at the time of the visit and will be determined by NUS.
  • A return economy class air ticket (by the most economical and direct route) from the city of the Fellow’s home institution.
ASLI Fellows will be granted full library access to the C.J. Koh Law Library. Depending on availability, Fellows may be given an office or a shared office equipped with a computer, internet connection. They will also be invited to all seminars and events held at NUS Law.

Applicants should be aware that living expenses in Singapore are comparable to other major metropolitan cities. Fellows should budget to have approximately SGD 1,000 to SGD 2,000 for their living expenses while in Singapore and ensure they have sufficient financial support or access to their funds during the duration of their Fellowship. The stipend will only be disbursed after the full duration of the Fellowship.

Fellows are also advised to arrange for their own insurance prior to arrival. Medical, hospitalisation, dental and travel insurance coverage are not included in the Fellowship.

Application procedure

All prospective ASLI Fellows are requested to submit the following documents:
a completed application form;
a current curriculum vitae;
a publication list. List your publications first and then, your unpublished papers. Please state which publications or papers are in English and if available, please send us one sample of a publication, or paper presented, in English.

Applications will be submitted to the ASLI Directors for evaluation. Some of the candidates may be interviewed by phone.

Interested parties should send in their applications, including their Dean’s/Head of Department's recommendation, before the closing date mentioned above.

Kindly note that the ASLI Secretariat reserves the rights to cancel or postpone the date of your appointment, if applications for your visa and/or other immigration permits are delayed or denied.

Further Information

For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Asian Law Institute (ASLI)
National University of Singapore
Faculty of Law
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Tel: +65 66013461
Email: asli@nus.edu.sg