CSEAS actively welcomes young scholars who can help foster new and exciting Southeast Asian Studies. CSEAS has hosted postdoctoral fellows from a diverse range of research-fields. Current postdoctoral researchers occupy fellowship positions sponsored by CSEAS, assistant professorships sponsored by the Hakubi project, postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS) (both for Japanese and overseas based scholars with short and long terms), research fellowships sponsored by Kyoto University’s internal projects, and Grant-in-Aids for Scientific Research. CSEAS also offers affiliated positions for young scholars and encourages postdoctoral fellows to pursue their own studies and projects. Frequent seminars are also organized by the center and held domestically and internationally fostering unique interactions between faculty and visiting scholars from inside and outside Japan. Postdoctoral students also attend staff meetings to share information and are greatly encouraged to launch and conduct new seminars and workshops. As a result, CSEAS has received many exciting projects produced through rich and intense interactions among young scholars. Through these, postdoctoral fellows are able to hone and share their knowledge through multidisciplinary dialogue. CSEAS hosted 58 postdoctoral fellows in 2017 and 52 in 2018.