Institute of Malaysian and International Studies



The UKM-KANEKA Corporation Fellowship Program is a research fellowship program for ASEAN scholars to promote discourse and exchange of thoughts, as well as strengthening relations, among scholars in ASEAN region countries.

Candidates are expected:

  • Doing research and publication activities at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) and other faculties/institutes in UKM, especially those involved with regional studies and international studies;
  • Enhancing knowledge and understanding of the developments and perspectives of ASEAN member countries in addressing current issues by involving scholars invited in a series of lectures/talks on economic, political, cultural or social developments in their respective countries to UKM academics (lecturers/students) in particular and Malaysian society in general.


  • Candidates must have a progress research on ASEAN.
  • Candidates are from ASEAN countries.
  • A Ph.D holder.
  • There is no age restriction for entry.


The fellowship will be from 1st Oct 2023 – 31st Oct 2023 ( 1 month)

  • Application deadline:
    • 15 June 2023
  • Shortlisting of candidates:
    • 17 July 2023
  • Please submit the following mandatory documents for your application:
    • 1-page write-up of your existing research topic and expected deliverable from the fellowship;
    • Cover letter;
    • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages);
    • Copy of your PhD certificate;
  • You may attach any other documents to support your application.
  • Please submit your application to Dr. Norinah Mohd Ali at
  • Shortlisting of candidates will be done by UKM

All documents submitted must be in English.

Program Design

  • Conducting research in UKM for one month
  • Engaging IKMAS fellows
  • Presenting a seminar based on research conducted
  • Publishing at least one Scopus-indexed journal with IKMAS fellows


Candidates will be based in UKM, Malaysia.


  • Allowance;
  • Return flight ticket for candidates;
  • Accommodation in UKM/near UKM;
  • Publication reward upon successful published an article in at least Scopus indexed journal.

Intellectual Property

All works produced during the fellowship program shall abide by the rules of UKM.