The Asian Scholarship Foundation

The Asian Scholarship Foundation

The Asian Scholarship Foundation is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Its office address is at the 4th Floor, Vanissa Building, Chidlom, Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. It has affiliate offices in Beijing and New Delhi, and partner offices in Hanoi, Jakarta and Manila.

The Foundation was placed under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand on April 27, 2007.


ASF is funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation. Its office in Bangkok administers the ASIA Fellows Awards in the region with assistance from its affiliate and partner offices in Beijing, New Delhi, Manila, Hanoi, and Jakarta.

The ASF Board Management Committee (BMC) is composed of twelve educational and public leaders from the Northeast, South and Southeast Asia. The BMC selects the ASF fellows, oversees the program and makes policy decisions on behalf of the Board of Directors.


The principal goal of the ASIA Fellows Awards is to increase the overall awareness of intellectual resources in the countries of Northeast , South and Southeast Asia and to contribute to the growth of long-range capabilities for cross-regional knowledge sharing. The ASIA Fellows Awards seek to develop regional expertise, to establish a multilateral network of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and countries, to stimulate interdisciplinary research and inter-societal comparison and to contribute to new developments within existing area studies communities.

The awards offer opportunities for outstanding young and mid-career level Asian scholars and professionals to gain knowledge of the countries in the region and a better understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional issues through research. They enable the awardees to conduct research in a participating Asian country for six to nine months.


ASIA Fellows awardees are placed at top-ranking research universities and non-academic institutions such as museums, archives or think tanks. Fellows are encouraged to identify preferred placements in their host countries. They are expected to engage in an organized field research in their selected host country.

Research projects must focus on only one country. Fellows are strongly encouraged to undertake some language training in their host country as part of facilitating their research project. They are also provided the opportunities to present guest lectures or to conduct seminars and workshops at the invitation of their host institutions.

Fellows may also apply for short-term travel awards to present their research results at overseas conferences and meetings.

All fellows are required to attend the Orientation Program and the ASIA Fellows? Annual Conference in July each year where they present their research results to fellow awardees and to scholars from the country in which the conference is held. They are also required to start their work by the end of December each year. At the end of the fellowship, fellows must submit to the ASF office in Bangkok evidence of the results of their research project in the form of publications, photos or artistic works, audio/ video productions, etc.

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