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Fellowships at IIAS

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship to work on an individual research project in the field of Asian studies in the social sciences or humanities. Scholars specialising in Asian-African interactions may also apply for the ASC-IIAS joint fellowship.

Next application deadlines:
IIAS Fellowship: 1 February each year
ASC-IIAS Fellowship: 15 March / 15 September
Gonda fellowship at IIAS: 1 April / 1 October

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N° 70 Spring 2015
Central and Inner Asia: New Challenges for Independent Research

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The Study The politics of dancing in Japan
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The Focus Recollecting Central Asia's Soviet past
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Modernity experienced at an everyday level
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IIAS and The Asian Library join forces for ICAS Book Prize

IIAS and The Asian Library join forces for ICAS Book Prize

A new boost for Asian studies thanks to cooperation between IIAS and Leiden University Libraries on the international ICAS Book Prize | More

IIAS Annual Lecture 2015: Life and Death in Asia and Africa

IIAS Annual Lecture 2015

This year the renowned Indian economist and philosopher Prof Amartya Sen, Laureate of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, will deliver the IIAS Annual Lecture | More

IIAS National Master Thesis Prize

IIAS National Master Thesis Prize

Annika Schmeding (Leiden University) wins the 2014 IIAS National Master’s Thesis Prize with her thesis: Who’s the real ‘nomad’ in Afghanistan? Socio-political status, legal rights and the differences between peripatetic and pastoral nomads.
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Visit the new website!

This website is designed to offer a platform to the research network Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context (2014-2016). It will provide insight in new strands of research regarding decentered knowledge of Asia in an interconnected global environment.
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Winners of the IIAS Photo Contest 2014

We are proud to announce the winners of the IIAS Photo Contest 2014. We received over 1000 photos, and after lengthy considerations the jury selected the following winners | View them all here