George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Developing Countries 2017


Applications are invited  for the George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship Program. Applicants from developing countries are welcome to apply. They must be nominated by libraries, established research and academic institutions, museums, archives or other experts. The fellowship will cover all of the relevant cost to the program. The closing date of application is 30 June 2017.

Fellowship Description
The George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Southeast Asia Collections (GLHF) aims to attract top tier professionals to work with the National Library, Singapore (NLS) to develop its collections on Singapore and Southeast Asia. Through the Fellowship, NLS also aims to foster partnerships with collectors worldwide. We welcome talented librarians, researchers, curators, archivists and collectors to collaborate with us.

Award Value
A stipend of S$5,000 per month will be provided to help GLH Fellows meet living expenses, local transportation and photocopying expenses. Overseas Fellows will be provided with the following additional allowances on a case-by-case basis:

  • One-time relocation package to Singapore of S$3,000.
  • One-time return economy air ticket of up to a maximum of S$5,000. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis if the lowest prevailing market rates for airfares still exceed the above capped amounts at time of purchase.
  • Monthly accommodation allowance of up to a maximum of S$5,000/month subject to market rates and approval from the Evaluation Committee.

Level and Area of Studies
Non – degree program in any field.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in Singapore.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • All applicants must be nominated by libraries, established research and academic institutions, museums, archives or other experts.
  • Preferred candidates include professionals or scholars from libraries, established research institutes, universities, museums, archives and professional associations (e.g. the Library Association of Singapore, the Singapore Heritage Society).
  • Candidates should possess minimally a Masters’ qualification in a relevant subject field; be nominated by their department head, peers or past project heads, and fulfil at least two of the following criteria: (1) Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience in their chosen field (2) Published and presented extensively in leading publications and conferences (3) Acknowledged experts in their respective fields.

Applicants’ Nationality
Developing countries’ citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
All interested candidates are advised to click the link below to learn the detail instruction of application procedure.

Submission Deadline
30 June 2017.

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