ASLI Fellowship Programme

The fellowship should ideally be for a two-month period. However, it is possible that, because of immigration restrictions, the fellowship be limited to one month.

These periods correspond to the NUS academic semesters. Please indicate on the application form the choice for your preferred fellowship Semester.

Applications for ASLI Fellowships for the following semesters in 2023-2024 will open in late December 2022. Please visit our webpage for updates.

Semester I: 3 October 2023 to 1 December 2023

Semester II: 5 March 2024 to 3 May 2024


Only full-time faculty members of Founding Members and Member Institutions can apply for this fellowship. Ph.D. students at an ASLI institution are not eligible. Please note however that full-time faculty members at an ASLI 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, 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. In addition, a fellow may be invited to teach as a guest lecturer in a course or courses offered at NUS Law.

The ASLI Fellow is also encouraged to prepare a paper for presentation at the next ASLI conference in the month of May or June following their fellowship.

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

Stipend & Benefits

NUS will provide the ASLI Fellow a stipend based on a rate of SGD 4,000 per month payable at the end of the up-to-two-month fellowship. An amount of SGD 2,000 will be deducted from the monthly stipend of SGD 4,000 to pay part of the cost of accommodation and utilities charges. NUS will arrange and pay for the balance of the rental cost of suitable housing for 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.

The ASLI Fellow will be reimbursed for a return economy class airfare (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 and a telephone line. 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 world cities. Fellows should budget to have approximately S$1,000 to S$2,000 per month for their living expenses while in Singapore and ensure they have sufficient financial support or access to their funds during their fellowship duration. 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 appointment.

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 their applications including their Dean/Head's recommendation before the closing dates mentioned above.

Kindly note that ASLI reserves the rights to cancel or postpone the date of your appointment, if the Singapore immigration authorities delay or deny approval of your work permit.

Further Information

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

Asian Law Institute
National University of Singapore
Faculty of Law
469G Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 66013461