Research & Publications


Call for EU Centre Visiting Fellowship 2018


A PDF copy of the following call can be found HERE.

About the EU Centre

Established in 2008, the EU Centre in Singapore was a joint project funded by the European Union (EU), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). From 2017, the Singapore Management University (SMU) has also become a partner in this project, contributing to the operations and activities of the EU Centre.

The primary mission of the EU Centre is to promote knowledge and understanding of the EU, its policies and development of its relations with Singapore and Southeast Asia through research, publications and different outreach programmes.

The EU Centre is the Coordinator of a 3-year Jean Monnet Network grant (Sep 2016 – 2019). The Network comprising the EU Centre, University of Indonesia, University of Malaya and Maastricht University, will be jointly organising a series of programmes and activities tied to two research themes on Multiculturalism and Multilateralism.

The Centre is now inviting applications for the EUC Visiting Fellowship tenable in the period between Sep 2018 to Nov 2018. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurating with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances.

Requirements and research themes

The successful Visiting Fellow will spend 4-6 weeks at the Centre and / or its host universities, developing a research project on their own or in partnership with local researchers, and contributing to the academic and outreach activities of the Centre / Universities. The Fellow would be expected to give at least one research seminar and a public lecture.

Applicants should have a PhD and demonstrable experience and expertise (substantiated by a list of publications, involvement in research projects, policy work) in any of the following research areas:

• Migration and the rise of identity politics; political fragmentation and radicalisation

• Rise of Populism and Impact on External Trade and Investments Relations, and the EU trade strategy

• EU and its Global Strategy – Developments in the EU’s External Action Service, Diplomacy and Common Foreign and Security Policy / Common Defence and Security Policy

• Cultural and Political Pluralism – Challenges in Europe and Southeast Asia

Applicants without a PhD but with expert, policy and applied research experience in the above policy issues, including teaching of relevant academic modules / research seminars, conduct of training workshops could also be considered.

Application procedure

Application should be made with a personal statement, and the following information:

• Detailed CV;

• Research project proposal, including prospective collaborators in Singapore or possibilities leading to future major EC grant opportunities, if any;

• Professional activities including teaching experience, involvement in project or research work, policy experience, and membership in research networks;

• List of publications, including editorial responsibilities, where applicable;

• Two letters of recommendation, and additional names and contact details or other academic / research referees, where applicable.

Applications can be made directly to the Centre Director, Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, by email to: and copied to the Manager,

Any queries can also be directed to the emails listed above.

Application closes on 4 June 2018.