Call for Papers
Third Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on South Asia at UCLA
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2018

The Center for India and South Asia invites abstracts for presentation at the Third Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on South Asia at UCLA. This one-day conference aims to foster greater cross-disciplinary conversations amongst graduate student researchers and faculty working on South Asia at UCLA and other institutions in Southern California. This will be an opportunity for students at various stages to exhibit their work in an accessible manner to a broad multidisciplinary audience.

In an effort to attract a wide pool of applicants and encourage dialogue across fields, we welcome submissions from graduate students doing research in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology studies, public policy, or business programs. In lieu of panels, presentations will be in the form of individual talks (15-20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions). Please send a 250-word abstract, a title, three keywords, your departmental affiliation and any enquiries to cisaconference2018@gmail.com.

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 10, 2018 ​. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by March 20, 2018. The conference will be held on April 20, 2018. More details can be found here.

The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS)
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Program Overview
The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) is accepting
applications from non-U.S. Citizens for its Fall 2018 intensive Urdu language immersion program
based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. Jointly administered by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP) at the University of California, Berkeley, this Urdu language program will offer daily classroom instruction, five days a week, for approximately fifteen weeks. Classes will be small and individual tutorials provided. There will be regular assignments outside of class and special emphasis will be placed on connecting with the local speech community as well as self-management of learning. Participants will need to take part in all program events, such as attending films and plays in Lahore and other cultural activities, including a weeklong excursion to Islamabad, Murree, Taxila, Katas Raj, and elsewhere.

View the program announcement and application requirements here. All application materials must be emailed to bulpip-aips@berkeley.edu by 5 pm (Pacific Standard Time), March 1, 2018:

California Council on Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

The California Council on Science and Technology is now accepting applications for the 2019 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Completed applications are due by February 28th, 2018.

The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, and in social science fields such as economics. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at fellows.ccst.us/apply.php.

As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. Working as legislative staff in the State Assembly or State Senate, they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California — a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.

For more information, visit the program website here.

Post-Doc Opportunities

Wageningen University and Research and Indian Institute for Technology, Delhi
Seeking Postdoctoral Researchers on Civil Society Advocacy and Inclusive Development in India
Job Posting

Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands) and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi are starting a collaborative project to study the contribution of civil society advocacy to inclusive development in India. Three postdocs are to focus on civil society advocacy and advocacy capacity development in the domain of gender. Three postdocs are to focus on civil society advocacy and advocacy capacity development in the domain of climate-related natural hazards.

The research will involve the production of a literature review, fieldwork in India, and the production of academic papers and materials and organizing events for knowledge sharing and utilization among stakeholders, including CSOs and policymakers. The six postdocs will work together in a team including scholars from the Netherlands, India and the United States.

Two postdocs will be hosted by  Wageningen University & Research, and four will be hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. All postdocs will, however, spend some part of their assignment at the institution they are not hosted at,  for purposes of collaboration and exchange.

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Fellowship Archives:

Are you interested in applying for a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) or Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant?
The International and Foreign Language Education Office of the U.S. Department of Education will host informational webinars on Wednesday, February 8th and Monday, February 13th to share information about the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) and Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) programs and the application process for each program. The webinars will also feature time for prospective applicants to ask questions.

DDRA Program Webinar: February 8th
The Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program provides fellowship funding to doctoral students looking to perform research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies in order to complete their dissertation research. Recipients are encouraged to pursue teaching or public service careers upon completion of their doctoral programs.
Application available NOW!
Deadline to apply: March 14, 2017, 4:30pm EST
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2:00-3:00pm EST
Call-in number: 1-888-324-6995
Participant passcode: 7840271
For more information on the DDRA program, please visit the program website at:
Register for this webinar

Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Webinar: February 13th
The GPA program supports groups of K-12 teachers, college students, and faculty as they engage in short-term and long-term overseas projects focused on training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies. Short-term projects include seminars, curriculum development, and group research or study. Long-term projects support advanced intensive overseas programs that focus on languages, the humanities, or social sciences.
Application available NOW!
Deadline to apply: March 7, 2017, 4:30pm EST
Monday, February 13, 2017
1:00-2:00pm EST
Call-in number: 1-800-779-3152
Participant passcode: 2787445
For more information on the GPA program, please visit our website athttps://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/index.html
Cornell South Asian Studies Fellowships
Cornell University’s South Asia Program welcomes applications from scholars, writers, curators, and artists based in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka) to visit Cornell University for a fellowship period of one-to-three months to undertake research, artistic productions, and/or collaborations related to South Asian Studies.  Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with Cornell faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, and to involve themselves in South Asia Program activities.The South Asia Program will award four fellowships for residence at Cornell University between January and December 2017.  Each Fellow will receive $5,000 and a formal letter of award suitable for visit visa application purposes. All travel, housing, health insurance, and visa arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the Fellow.Cornell University’s South Asia Program is an interdisciplinary hub for Cornell students, faculty, staff, community members, and academic visitors. It has over 50 affiliated faculty from across Cornell’s colleges and professional schools, in the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The South Asia Program has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title VI, South Asia National Resource Center, one of only eight in the United States.Application
Review of proposals will begin on December 1, 2016. The South Asia Program will consider applications submitted after this date, if sufficient funds remain available.  Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of the Cornell University South Asia Program.Applications must include:
1.      A two-page CV including institutional affiliation, educational qualifications, and key publications/works produced.
2.      A two-page narrative explaining the work to be undertaken during the fellowship period and its relevance to the applicant’s scholarly/artistic development.
3.      Two letters of reference. References may be mailed separately to this address or included with the application.Send applications, and any questions, to: sap@einaudi.cornell.edu