CfA DeCoSEAS Southeast Asia Visiting Fellowship 2024

Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS) grants up to four Southeast Asian candidates a three-month fellowship to work with one or more audio-visual collections located in the network’s Southeast Asian partner institutions. Successful applicants will commence their research in the first quarter of 2024, starting in February or March depending on the arrangement with the host institution.

Selected candidates will carry out their research at their institution of choice.
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The fellow will receive a stipend of 1,000 EUR monthly for a maximum of three months. The stipend is intended to cover the fellow’s accommodation, local commute, and daily living expenses throughout their fellowship stay. In addition, the grant will cover costs for a round-trip flight, health and travel insurance for the duration of the Fellowship, and the visa process (if needed).  

All applications must be submitted as one PDF file by Midday CET on Monday, 20 November 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must be completed in English and must adhere to the word limits. Do not supply material other than that specifically requested in the application.
The name of the pdf file must follow the format: “Family Name_DeCoSEAS Fellowship 2024”.
This fellowship is intended for individual candidates. Group proposals are automatically disqualified.

Candidates can apply by completing the application form consisting of the following:

  1. An 800-1,000 word proposal indicating specific reasons for visiting one of the above-mentioned audio-visual archives or collections of choice (for instance, the request for specific archival material or indexes). Please provide a short description of the proposed output (book, article, artwork, digital curation, film, event, political action, repatriation, etc.). Explain how your project fits into the DeCoSEAS agenda and motivate the value of your research (See the guidelines).
  2. A proposed timetable of the project goals. Provide a work plan to show the progress of the work that is planned during the fellowship. This timetable can be preliminary. Once accepted, the fellow can work with DeCoSEAS staff to finalize the plan.
  3. A biographical CV indicating the fellow’s background as a scholar, artist, curator, archivist, cultural diplomat, activist, community member, or stakeholder of the audio material to be accessed. Early career applicants are prioritized.

An online info session is scheduled on 10 November, 09:00-10:30 CET. During this video call, potential applicants can address their specific questions to DeCoSEAS staff.
Please fill out the form to sign up for the online information session.

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