ACM Research Fellowship Programme

The ACM research fellowship programme inaugurated in 2009 and is the museum’s flagship initiative to promote, support and nurture original scholarship on Asian art history and material culture. Through this programme, the ACM hopes to strengthen its position as a regional hub synonymous with outstanding research projects and publications in the fields of Asian studies and culture.

Under the programme, grants are offered annually to a number of post-doctoral scholars to conduct research on specialised areas identified by the ACM, as well as its collections in general. Based on the applicants’ research proposals, publication records and academic training, an expert committee selects the top candidates whom they consider best able to contribute to scholarship in the selected fields.


* Applications have closed for the 2017-2018 cycle. Please watch out for the next call for applications.

Call for Applications
Research Fellowship Grant 2017 - 2018

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) invites scholars to apply for fellowships in:

  • Southeast Asian jewellery;
  • Southeast Asian Islamic art;
  • Austronesian art;
  • Peranakan art; and
  • Research relating to Asian port cities

The ACM prizes multi-disciplinary work, cross-cultural studies, and research on ongoing projects at the museum. Research related to the collections at the ACM would be an advantage.

The research fellowship supports in-depth original study and writing on specialised aspects of Asian culture. Applications will be screened by a committee of curators and scholars.

The application form is available here

For enquiries, please contact the ACM’s Research Unit at:

Applications close on 30 April 2017.