SiRC Visiting Scholars Programme



The SiRC Visiting Scholars Programme (VSP) supports research by individuals who are undertaking research projects related to the impacts of emerging information and communication technologies from a global perspective. Researchers with Asia as their study region are encouraged to apply.
The objective of the Visiting Scholars Programme is to foster long term research collaboration; therefore it is open to researchers who wish to spend a minimum of six months and up to two semesters with SiRC. Applications for shorter periods could be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications should reach SiRC 3 months before the intended start date.

Visiting Scholars are individuals who:
-      Have completed a PhD or are on the final stages towards a PhD degree;
-      Hold a faculty or other permanent research position at another institution of higher education, think tank or research organization;
-      Have an interest in fostering collaboration between SiRC and their permanent  institution.
The topic of research is open, but should represent innovative and original research related to information and communication technologies, and should reflect the research focus of SiRC (available here).
Appointment as a Visiting Scholar is non-stipendiary.
Visiting Scholars will be provided with office space, a computer with internet access, and some administrative support in telecommunications, printing and photocopying. Access will also be given to the University's library facilities.
Visiting Scholars are expected to:
 -   Conduct a research presentation about their project to the faculty and graduate students of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.
 -    Acknowledge SiRC's contribution in publications arising from the research undertaken at SiRC.
 -   ​Upon completion of the fellowship, provide to the SiRC a short summary of the research objectives and findings for records and posting on the SiRC website (approximately 1000 words).
 -    Be available for consultation with SiRC faculty or students with relevant interests.

 Visiting Scholars at SiRC who would be active members of SiRC activities during the period of engagement, could be involved in (but are not limited to):
-       Conducting workshops or seminars;
-       Participating in conferences organized by SiRC or the WKWSCI;
-       Writing and submitting major research proposals in collaboration with faculty.
Application Procedures
To apply, please submit the following information:
1) Curriculum Vitae;
2) A scholarly paper you have written;
3) Statement describing your interest and intended research area while with us (4-5 pages);
4) The contact details of two referees;

Completed applications with supporting documents as indicated above should be sent to the following address:

Prof Arul Chib
Singapore Internet Research Centre
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718