Khmer Studies : CKS-LuceSEA Research Fellowship Program 2021-2022
Now opening for applications until 15 June 2021 (Cambodia Time)
The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is providing a fellowship to a qualified Cambodian scholar to conduct research on the Elizabeth Becker Collection and other audiovisual materials at the Bophana Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This fellowship is part of the University of Washington Luce Foundation Southeast Asia Initiative (UW LuceSEA), a collaboration with CKS, the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, and partners in Myanmar, the Philippines, and the United States. The fellowship will cover from 4 to 11 months of research in Cambodia and is open to Cambodian scholars who have a PhD and to graduate students who are working on PhD dissertation research.
As part of the CKS-LuceSEA fellowship, the fellow will:
- Conduct an independent research project on the Elizabeth Becker Archive and other materials at the Bophana Center.
- Co-organize a Regional Critical Archival Studies Workshop at the Bophana Center in summer 2022. The workshop will bring together artists and scholars from Cambodia, the U.S., Myanmar, and the Philippines to explore creative and scholarly archival and public memory projects. The fellow will work with scholars at the University of Washington and the Bophana Center to organize this workshop, which is funded by the UW LuceSEA Initiative.
- Participate in the second Critical Archival Studies Workshop at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, USA, and conduct one month of research on the Becker Collection and other materials at UW Libraries. The second workshop is tentatively scheduled for the first half of 2023, and the fellow’s travel is supported by the UW LuceSEA Initiative.
*The selected fellow(s) may start the research immediately or not later than January 2022.