ASLI Visiting Fellows 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.

Semester I: One and two months from early October to late November
(Submission deadline will close on 25 June 2018)

Semester II: One and two months from early March to late April
(Submission deadline will close on 26 September 2018)

These periods correspond to the NUS academic semesters. Only full-time academic members of Founding Members and Member Institutions are invited to apply for this fellowship.


Only full-time faculty members of Founding Members and Member Institutions are invited to apply for this fellowship. Ph.D. students at an ASLI institution are not eligible. Please note however that a full-time faculty member at an ASLI institution who is actually teaching full-time at their own faculty while in the finishing stages of their PhD could be considered.

While at NUS, the ASLI Visiting Fellows are expected to conduct research on legal issues of interest to their respective countries or to Asia in general. Each Visiting 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 expected to prepare a paper for presentation at the next ASLI conference to be hosted by Founding Member Institutions on a rotating basis in May or June the following calendar year.

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

Some of the candidates may be interviewed, in particular to check their ability to communicate in English and to present an academic paper in English.

Stipend & Benefits

NUS will provide the Visiting Fellow a stipend based on a rate of SGD4,000 per month payable at the end of the up-to-two-month fellowship. An amount of SGD2,000 will be deducted from the monthly stipend of SGD4,000 for partial accommodation & utilities charges. NUS will arrange and pay for the balance 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 Visiting Fellow will be reimbursed for a return economy class airfare (by the most economical and direct route) from the city of the Visiting Fellow’s home institution.

The Visiting Fellow will be granted full library access to the C J Koh Law Library. Depending on availability, the Visiting Fellow 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 duration is served. 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 of your writings. First list your publications and then your unpublished papers. Please state which publications are in English and if available, please forward us one sample of a publication, or paper presented, in English.

Once an application is completed, it will be submitted to the ASLI directors for evaluation. Applicants will be notified within four weeks after the application deadline. If accepted as an ASLI Visiting Fellow, the candidate will receive a formal notification email from ASLI.

Please click Here to download the application form.

Early application is strongly encouraged.

Interested parties should send in their application forms along with their Dean/Head's referral for consideration before the following closing dates for application:

Application Forms for Semester I Fellowship should be submitted by
25 June 2018

Application Forms for Semester II Fellowship should be submitted by
26 September 2018

Please take note of the dates (one to two months):
1. 1 October 2018 to 28 November 2018
2. 4 March 2019 to 30 April 2019
Kindly note: 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

To request 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