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Call for Papers! Fifth Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on South Asia at UCLA

Friday, April 17, 2020

The Center for India and South Asia invites abstracts for presentation at the Fifth 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 in their graduate careers 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 students doing research in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology studies, public policy, or business programs, with South Asia as their regional focus. Presentations will be made in the form of individual papers (15-20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions), in lieu of panels.

Please apply at the link HERE or at this link:  https://ucla.in/2uudjSv

The application includes:

  •  a 250-word abstract with a title and three keywords

For any inquiries email Sumita Mitra at mitra@international.ucla.edu.

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 6, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by March 13, 2019.

Keynote address:
Prof. Sunil Khilnani
Professor of Politics and Director of the King’s College London India Institute
This event is free and open to the public.
International Writing Program (University of Iowa) 2020 Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply! This program is free for accepted applicants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. Attendees take part in master classes in the craft of writing, in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers. The Summer Institute is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change. The Summer Institute is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.

During Summer Institute morning sessions, our faculty will lead master classes on an array of topics; while afternoons will be reserved primarily for generative writing sessions led by our writing experts. Additional panels will foster discussion of identity and culture, and allow participants to explore collaboration and team-building. Evenings will feature arts programming, such as literary readings, open mic nights, movies, and special workshops (on topics such as slam poetry or screenwriting), as well as free time to write and socialize. The weekend may include additional arts programming, as well as a relaxing afternoon picnic at Lake Macbride State Park, a great place for swimming and walking in the woods.

Program dates: July 4-18, 2020

Application and More Information: https://iwp.uiowa.edu/programs/summer-institute

2020 Boren Scholarships (UG) and Fellowships (Grad)

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants have the opportunity to study Hindi or Urdu as part in the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI). Boren Scholars and Fellows selected for this initiative will receive funding for intensive language study and cultural immersion, beginning with a summer 2020 domestic program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by an overseas program in India. Please see our website for more information on the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative: http://safli.wisc.edu

  • Summer Program: The summer domestic programs will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, through the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI). SASLI begins on June 15 – August 7, 2020. Please see the program website for more information for students: http://sasli.wisc.edu/
  • Overseas Program: The fall overseas programs will take place at the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) centers in Jaipur for Hindi and Lucknow for Urdu. Dates for the overseas programs are yet to be confirmed. This program will be administered by American Councils and UW-Madison jointly. Students will be considered UW-Madison students for the duration of the fall program.
  • Language Level: The SAFLI program is appropriate for applicants with no language proficiency, as well as those with intermediate or advanced proficiency in Hindi and/or Urdu.
  • Application: The applications for the 2020-2021 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org.
  • Undergraduate deadline: February 5, 2020
  • Graduate deadline: January 29, 2020

The Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

To learn more about the Boren Awards and SAFLI, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. The schedule for webinars being held in January can be found at http://borenawards.org/webinars.html.

You can contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions. SAFLI staff can be contacted at saflagship@southasia.wisc.edu or 608-265-4149.

Sardar Patel Dissertation Award

The UCLA Center for India and South Asia announces the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India in 2019. The amount of the award is $10,000 (Ten Thousand Dollars). 

1. The dissertation must be on any topic on Modern India (defined as 1800 to the present). 

2. The topic must fall within the following fields of study: History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education or the Fine Arts. 

3. Dissertations submitted for consideration will have been completed during the 2018-2019 academic year (1 September 2018 through 31 August 2019). In some cases dissertations completed very close to these dates may also be considered.

4. The dissertation must have been written while enrolled at a U.S. accredited university in history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, or one of the other disciplines in the humanities, the arts, or the social sciences. 

We ask applicants to submit their dissertation and accompanying documents through the application portal link HERE or the icon below. The deadline is Friday January 31, 2020

For more information, please visit http://www.international.ucla.edu/cisa/patel

Critical Language Scholarship Resident Director Positions, Summer 2020

The American Councils for International Education is hiring short-term Resident Directors (June – August) for multiple Critical Language Scholarship 2020 programs. For the Indic CLS programs we are looking for applicants who speak Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, or Urdu and have experience in India/South Asia.

Resident Directors are the first level of support for CLS students during the program. The Resident Director promotes student success by ensuring the health and safety of program participants, helping them to maintain a target-language-only policy, and assisting them in acclimating to life in the host country. The Resident Director position requires a high level of proficiency in the target language, but it is a non-teaching position.

We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated experience supporting undergraduate and/or graduate students. Experience leading or supporting a study abroad or language immersion program is highly desired. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to develop their professional experience in an international context working closely with a US and local partners on a highly selective US Government-funded program.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The job posting for each program can be found in the links above.

American Institute of Indian Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2020-21) for Scholarship with Substantial Digital Components

The winter short-term competition of the American Institute of Indian Studies is open only to faculty members (including full year visiting appointments) and persons holding the Ph.D. who are receiving a salary on a regular basis from a member institution of the American Institute of Indian Studies.  It is one of the special perks of membership in the Institute.

Short-term grant award periods range from 1 to 4 months and include maintenance stipend, research allowance, and international travel.  No dependent support or travel is possible under the short-term grants. Awards are designed for support of research projects and will not be granted to applicants seeking travel funds for conference participation.

The deadline for applications is December 31.  Applicants use the regular application located on the web site www.indiastudies.org (click on fellowship application).  Applications must be filled out in full to satisfy Selection Committee requirements. Application materials and recommendation letters must be submitted using the applications portal. A check or money order for $25.00, made payable to the American Institute of Indian Studies must be sent to AIIS to cover the processing fee.

All fellowship recipients must have received their certificate of affiliation with an Indian institution prior to commencing their fellowship. AIIS will obtain these certificates for fellows. We plan to notify all applicants about the Selection Committee’s decisions in the spring.  Fellowship funds will be available to complete the project during a 19-month period from June 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021..

Yale Post-Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies

The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2020-2021. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences. All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral associate will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of SASC. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; two letters of reference. Compensation includes an annual salary of $50,000 – $55,000, depending on rank and seniority of the selected individual, and health coverage.

Graduate students who are working on their Ph.D.’s may apply, but fellowship recipients must have completed their Ph.D. dissertations and should present proof of having finally filed their dissertations, even if awaiting formal conferral of the PhD degree. Fellows are expected to be in residence in New Haven to take an active part in the intellectual exchange with other members of the Program.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 15, 2020 and continuing until the selections are final.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/70366. For questions, please contact Ms. Kasturi Gupta, Program Manager, South Asian Studies Council, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA.  Email: kasturi.gupta@yale.edu

2020 Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship

The Asian Division Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, who served as a cataloger at the Library of Congress for 43 years until she retired in 2001. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue research in the area of Asian studies, using the unparalleled collections of the Asian Division and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowships are for a minimum of five business days of research at the Library of Congress. The grants may vary from $300 to $3,000 and are to be used to cover travel to and from Washington, overnight accommodations, as well as other research expenses. All research trips need to be completed before September 15, 2020. Graduate students, independent scholars, researchers, and librarians with a need for fellowship support are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellowship application is accepted only via email submission. In order to apply, the applicant must download the application form here (http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/2020-ftm-application.pdf) and follow the enclosed instructions. The deadline for the 2020 application season is midnight January 31, 2020.

Contact Information:
Tien Doan
Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Committee
(202) 707-3625
Email: tdoa@loc.gov

American Institute of Indian Studies Language Programs in 2020

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2020 and academic year 2020-2021 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). Other Indian languages may be offered upon request. Courses are offered at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS or other funding if available at their institutions to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu is available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). AIIS has some funding available for summer students who cannot procure their own funding. This funding is allocated on the basis of the language committee’s ranking of the applicants. AIIS will award language fellowships, on a competitive basis, to academic year and fall semester students, which would cover all expenses for the program.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019. For more information, including complete application guidelines and requirements, please see the AIIS webpage and the flyers below. Contact the AIIS by phone (773-702-8638) or email (aiis@uchicago.edu).

Council of American Overseas Research Centers Fellowship Opportunities

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships support advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional topics. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2020 and November 2021. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.)

Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by the end of April, 2020. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly.

Deadline: January 23, 2020 (applicants are advised to submit applications well before the deadline in case applicants have questions for the CAORC main office).

For full details and application instructions, go to www.caorc.org.

 

Opportunities

AAUW:

http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

AIAS:

https://www.bu.edu/aias/fellowships.html

AIBS:

http://www.aibs.net/?q=Fellowships

AIIS:

http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/

AIP:

http://aip.ucsd.edu/

AIPS:

http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/fellowship

AISLS:

http://www.aisls.org/grants/aisls-fellowship-program/

Boren Fellowships

https://www.borenawards.org/fellowships/boren-fellowship-basics (Grad)
https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/program-basics/boren-scholarship-basics (UG)

CAORC:

https://www.caorc.org/fellowships

Fulbright-Hayes:

https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Mellon/ACLS

https://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

Spencer:

http://www.spencer.org/dissertation-fellowships-1

SSRC:

Grant Databases

https://southasia.berkeley.edu/grants-awards


Archive

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Visiting Fellowship

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), situated in the historic Teen Murti House complex is a prestigious autonomous research institution under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Established in 1966 the institute has four major constituents, namely, the Nehru Memorial Museum, the Research and Publications Division, the Library, and the Planetarium.

As part of promoting and encouraging research activities, the institution is pleased to grant NMML Visiting Fellowship to undertake original research using the valuable archival sources housed at NMML. During the Fellowship tenure, the fellows are required to spend substantial time at the NMML Archives for their research work. Broadly, the fellowship covers the economic, political, and cultural aspects of modern India.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019. The application and proposal are to be mailed to: fellowship.nmml@gov.in with the subject line of Application for NMML Visiting Fellowship. For more information, visit the NMML webpage.

Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Nov. 2, 2019, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Join fellow scholars and distinguished faculty from around the world for the 2nd annual Rustgi Conference on South Asia.  Featuring keynote speaker Suraj Yengde, renowned scholar and activist from Harvard University. The complete program may be viewed by visiting http://j.mp/rustgiprogram2019. This daylong event is free and open to the public. Registration is required (http://bit.ly/2019rustgi). The conference organizers may be reached at rustgiconference@buffalo.edu.

See the following flyers for more information.

Internship Opportunity: HOUSE OF INDIA: Unpaid Film Production Assistant (Balboa Park)

One or more unpaid PA positions available to work on a 3-4 min video in Balboa Park on the “House of India” with director Tom Thuiyanplackal between Aug 24 and Oct 24th. Please respond only if you are available and able to get to the location. Postproduction needs to be completed by Oct 26th. Interested students who are available during this timeframe should send an email outlining production and postproduction skills, experience, and availability details during this timeframe (as specified below) to Tom Thudiyanplackal: founder@thestorytellersdesk.us or thestorytellersdesk@gmail.com. 

  1. Describe briefly your interest in film and video production.
  2. Why you feel drawn to this field?
  3. What are your goals for when you become a professional?
  4. Have you got some real world experience?
  5. Can you provide some work samples and make note of your role in the development or production process?
  6. Provide links to photographs or design samples from any source that appeals to you? Also, list three movies, three shows, and three books that are your all-time favorite.

Job Expectations:

  • Coordinating with talent.
  • Acquiring, transporting, and returning equipment and other materials required for the production.
  • Organizing and managing locations.
  • Maintaining records for various production activities.
  • Hands-on production assistance.

This production will take place over multiple days that may be bundled together or scattered over a couple of months. This would depend on availability of talent, crew, location, and gear. Your availability will have to match at least 3 production days for you to get involved. We’ll discuss these details and what else is required during the interview process following your submission of the above requested information.

 

Yale Modern South Asia Workshop

Application Deadline: October 25, 2019

Program Dates: February 22-23, 2020

This two day workshop will bring together the work of advanced graduate students and recent PhDs working on topics of current interest in modern South Asian Studies. Past papers have tackled issues ranging from film and ethnomusicology to state formation and elections, presenting new theoretical and methodological alternatives in the study of South Asia.

A complete submission will include paper title, an abstract of no more than 700 words, the first three pages of the paper you will be presenting, contact information with a phone number where a candidate can be reached, academic affiliation, discipline, year in graduate program and a one page CV.

Accommodation and meals will be provided to all selected candidates for the days of the workshop in New Haven, Connecticut. Travel cost up to $500 will be reimbursed to participants upon submission of original receipts.

For more information on the workshop, as well as the application, abstract, and paper requirements, please visit this webpage.

 

Exploring Urban Sustainability in India’s Cities

Application Deadline: September 16, 2019

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) and Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) have partnered to offer a fully-funded faculty development seminar this coming winter, with an opportunity for follow-up research funding. “Exploring Urban Sustainability through India’s Cities” takes place 26 December 2019 — 10 January 2020 in Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow. More Information can be found online here and on the flyer below.

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2019 AIIS Fellowship Competition

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars, professionals, and artists from all disciplines who wish to conduct research or carry out artistic projects in India in 2020-21.

Thinking of applying? View examples of successful proposals here.

UNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months.

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree, either for long-term (six to nine months) or short-term (four months or less) periods.

SENIOR SCHOLARLY/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS
Available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India.

SENIOR CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
Available to practitioners of the arts of India.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2019

www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/

 

Apply for the Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholars Program (TRELS)!

$1000 Spring Quarter Deadline is February 20, 2019

https://ucsd-research.academicworks.com/opportunities/427

$5000 Summer Deadline is March 4, 2019

https://ucsd-research.academicworks.com/opportunities/436

$3000 Study Abroad for Summer/Fall 2019 departures deadline is March 15, 2019

https://ucsd.academicworks.com/opportunities/2705

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LEARN A SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGE THIS SUMMER!

SASLI, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian Languages:
Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu

SASLI will be offering Third-Year Hindi and Third-Year Urdu in addition to the elementary and intermediate level courses. All other classes will be offered at the elementary and intermediate levels only. NEW in 2019, SASLI will be offering Dari!

How to Apply
The SASLI 2019 Program is now accepting applications!
APPLY HERE!
Program Dates: June 17- August 9
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Funding Opportunities 
There are two funding options available to students: 

1) $1000 Fee Remissions, indicate interest when submitting the SASLI online application!

2) SASLI Half and Full Fee RemissionDeadline March 11, 2019

Further information about funding and the Half/Full Fee Remission applications can be found on the SASLI website!

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Ira Unamboowe Graduate Student Travel Grants

AISLS will make a travel grant of $350 to any graduate student who gives a paper or acts as a discussant concerning Sri Lanka at the 2019 Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These awards are named after Ira Unamboowe, the Executive Director of the AISLS Colombo Center form 2004 to 2015.  Applicants must be individual members of AISLS as of April 1st, 2019, or enrolled at an institution that is a member of AISLS. Individuals living in Madison at the time of the conference and persons who have been awarded this grant on two previous occasions are not eligible.

Individuals whose papers are accepted for the conference program should contact John Rogers at rogersjohnd [at] aol.com as soon as possible after presenting their paper, and provide the following information.

    1) your name and the university where you are enrolled as a graduate student
    2) the title of your paper
    3) a statement that you presented the paper in person
    4) whether or not you are a US citizen (this does not affect eligibility)
    5) the address where you want your check sent

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Fourth Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
on South Asia at UCLA
(revised date)

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Center for India and South Asia invites abstracts for presentation at the Fourth 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 in their graduate careers 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 students doing research in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology studies, public policy, or business programs, with South Asia as their regional focus. Presentations will be made in the form of individual papers (15-20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions), in lieu of panels. Please send a 250-word abstract, a title, three keywords, your departmental affiliation and any enquiries to cisaconference2019@gmail.com.

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 10, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by March 20, 2019.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Fulbright-Hays–Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

 Program Features

The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

Eligible Applicants
Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education. A student is eligible to receive a DDRA fellowship from their IHE if he or she

  • is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States;
  • is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE;
  • is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins;
  • is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program; or
  • possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project.

Please refer to the official Federal Register notice for detailed information about the FY 2019 competition. Click here to apply.

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Call for Applicants: 2019 LANKACORPS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Asia Foundation is seeking its next cohort of LankaCorps Fellows.

LankaCorps is a unique program for young professionals of Sri Lankan heritage living outside the country to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of individuals to live and work in Sri Lanka for six months (June to December including orientation period) as LankaCorps Fellows, allowing them to “explore their roots while giving back.”

The fellowship provides roundtrip international airfare; in-country expenses, including a monthly stipend; and health insurance coverage for the duration of the program.

For those who are interested, please visit http://www.asiafoundation.org/lankacorps for information on qualification criteria and how to apply. The extended deadline for applications is February 8, 2019.

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JOB POSTING

Title: Associate Director, Center for South Asia, Stanford University
Job Family: Administration Job Series: Academic Program Professional
TO APPLY: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/associate-director-center-for-south-asian-studies-5121

SUMMARY:
The Center for South Asia (a part of the Stanford Global Studies Division) fosters academic events, research, and teaching related to South Asian Studies at Stanford University. The Center’s mandate also includes deepening the public understanding of South Asian societies by organizing public lectures, artistic performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and K-12 outreach activities.

JOB PURPOSE:
Reporting to both the Faculty Director and the SGS Executive Director, the Associate Director position provides leadership on programmatic, curricular, and administrative issues. The Associate Director works closely with the Faculty Director and affiliated faculty to facilitate and enhance the Center’s programming, curricular, internship opportunities and fundraising efforts. Key responsibilities include assisting the Faculty Director in strategic planning, academic and public outreach programming, financial management and annual budgeting, and relationship cultivation. Other key responsibilities include identifying and facilitating research opportunities for faculty and students, managing the South Asian Studies specialization for the Global Studies minor, developing and managing the programs’ communications strategy, and mentoring students and visiting scholars. The Associate Director manages the programs’ day-to-day operations in collaboration with a full-time Program Coordinator and student employees.

This position is multi-faceted and dynamic. Candidates should be self-starters, comfortable with autonomy, possess strong communication skills, and be willing to embrace opportunities to shape programmatic initiatives and to work with the Center leadership to drive these initiatives to completion. The ideal candidate should have extensive and direct administrative experience with emphasis on program development and management, budgeting, and staff supervision in an academic environment. S/he should have a demonstrated ability to facilitate interdisciplinary research, to build rapport with campus and off-campus audiences, and to lead student advising and public outreach efforts. Expert knowledge of South Asian cultures, relevant languages, and scholarly networks are strongly desired.

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Friends of International Center Fellowship

On behalf of Interim Dean Paul Yu, I am happy to announce that the Friends of the International Center (Friends) will again be awarding scholarships to UCSD graduate students and medical students for 2019-20. Founded in 1961, the Friends support international education at UCSD in numerous ways, one of which is raising money for and awarding student scholarships.

Eligibility: 

  • Graduate students planning to conduct research or study abroad.
  • Foreign graduate students in residence at UCSD during 2019-20.
  • Student must have a distinguished academic record.
  • The student must have completed one year of full-time graduate study for the Ph.D., D.M.A., M.F.A., M.P.I.A., or M.D. at UCSD by the time of award.
  • Students must be registered for a full-time program of study and research in 2019-20 or, in the case of foreign student nominees, will be on campus at UCSD in 2019-20.
  • Students who promote international friendship, understanding, and cooperation in a meaningful way.
  • U.S. graduate students participating in a University of California EAP program should apply through the Study Abroad office (http://studyabroad.ucsd.edu/ ).

About the Award:

  • The selection of students for the scholarships will be made by the Friends Scholarship Committee.
  • Up to 30 graduate scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded.
  • Each graduate academic program may nominate a maximum of three outstanding graduate students for the Friends awards.
  • Additionally, the School of Medicine may nominate six medical students. Up to four scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded.

Nomination Materials

To make nominations, please submit the following for each student applicant:

  1. Letter from the department chair or graduate advisor containing:
  • An evaluation of the nominee’s graduate performance to date and potential for future contributions to research or artistic activity in the student’s discipline.
  • Other support the student is receiving and the student’s financial need, if any.
  • Contribution the student has made, if any, to promoting international friendship, understanding, and cooperation at UCSD.
  • Program ranking, if more than one student is nominated.
  1. Statement from the nominee
  • Two-page maximum.
  • In the statement, the nominee should describe their qualifications for the award, graduate study, career plans, financial need, past and proposed contributions to promoting international friendship and understanding at UCSD.

o A willingness to volunteer and/or participate in Friends programs is encouraged though not a requirement.

  1. Student’s vitae with current email and mailing address.
  2. Student’s current transcript (Unofficial is acceptable)

Deadlines:

  • Thursday February 21, 2019

o   Please submit nominations to gradadvisor@ucsd.edu 

o   Only department submissions will be accepted; students must work with their departments and may not self-nominate.

  • The Friends will select the scholars shortly thereafter.

For questions, please contact Michelle Monroy (Graduate Fellowship Advisor; Phone:  (858) 822-2938 | Fax: (858) 534-4304)

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CAORC Fellowships

UCSD faculty and grad students can apply for the following grant opportunities which are due January 24th, 2019.

CAORC/Council of American Overseas Research Center offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which allow fellows to visit and carry out research within the CAORC network of Overseas Research Centers, such as in Nepal and in India.

In addition, each Center offers fellowships and grant opportunities specific to its region. See Where We Work or view currently Open Competitions for more information on opportunities within the ORC network.

Contact Jana Fortier (jfortier@ucsd.edu) if you have questions.

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OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

January 11, 2019

The Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholars Program (TRELS)
encourages wide participation in experiential learning opportunities.
This year, TRELS has funding for 60 scholarships of $3000 each, aimed at
encouraging UC San Diego students to study abroad.  Applications for
these awards will be open between February 6 and March 15, 2019.  TRELS
is especially interested in providing opportunities to a diverse group
of outstanding students, particularly those who face financial and other
obstacles to studying abroad. UCSD Students from all majors and colleges are
eligible for this program. Please encourage your students to apply
through their College study abroad scholarship application process.

Please contact Provost Leslie Carver (ljcarver@ucsd.edu) with any
questions.

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The Council of Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Important information about the fellowship competition:

  • Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Click here for a list of the centers.

  • Please note that in accordance with U.S. Department of State travel warnings, travel is not currently possible to the following countries with overseas research centers: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen. CAORC abides by all U.S. Department of State travel restrictions. For more information on restricted travel please be sure to visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html.

  • The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2019 and November 2020. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.)

  • Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by the end of April, 2019. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly.

Application Information:

Applications can be accessed via orcfellowships.fluidreview.com. You must sign up for a free account to access the application materials. This will allow you to save and return to your application before submitting. Please save your login/password information for future applications.

Project Description: In 1500 words or less, please describe the nature of your proposed project and your competence to carry out the required research. State your research question and the methods and procedures you will use to conduct your research. Be sure to describe the proposed methodology in clear terms. Give the reasons why your project requires your presence in the countries indicated, and note the facilities (e.g. libraries, museums, archives, field sites) that you plan to use while conducting your research. What relationship will you have with the host-country overseas research center(s)? Finally, indicate the extent to which you have investigated other funding sources. Please note that those judging your application may not be specialists in your field. Please limit your narrative to 12-point font and 1-inch margins. Footnotes do not count against the word count.

Project Bibliography/Literature Review: You must submit a one-page bibliography or literature review outlining your project resources. CAORC does not have a preference for one format over another. Please clarify primary and secondary sources, and – where applicable – locations of listed material. Please note that additional pages will not be submitted to the review committee.

Letters of Recommendation: You must have two (2) letters of recommendation. You will be able to send a link to your recommenders via the online grant portal, Fluid Review, by entering their contact details and they will then be able to upload their letters. All references must be in English. Do not submit more than two letters of recommendation.

PhD candidates must have one letter from an Academic Advisor with a signed Academic Advisor form. Please inform your academic advisor that the will need to complete the form the CAORC online grant portal, Fluid Review.

Curriculum Vitae: Three (3) pages maximum. Additional pages will not be submitted to the review committee. Please ensure that prior awards and language capacity are clearly noted.

Transcripts: PhD candidates only. Please submit transcripts from your most recent institution.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

  • Fellowship awards will not exceed $10,500.

  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.

  • Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. Groups should submit one (1) application for the group project and Curriculum Vitae for each member of the group. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for the group. If awarded, a single grant of $10,500 will be issued to the group.

  • It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. As long as you are a PhD candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your PhD, you are eligible for the fellowships.

  • PhD candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2019.

Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2019 at midnight EST (applicants are advised to submit applications well before the deadline in case applicants have questions for the CAORC main office).

If you have questions, please email fellowships@caorc.org.

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Princeton South Asia Conference: 

Matters of State: Bureaucracy, Procedure, and Power in South Asia

https://southasiaworkshop.wordpress.com/proposal-guidelines/

Proposal Guidelines

How does ‘the state’ generate material force in everyday life? Over the last four decades, scholars of South Asia have invigorated theorization of the state by resituating Eurocentric accounts in an imperial and postcolonial frame. In recent years, scholars have foregrounded the materiality of state-making by examining the bureaucratic circulation of archival records, minoritized subjects’ encounters with law, the remaking of bodily norms through colonial institutions, transnational flows of aid and expertise, and interplays of routine and exception in governance. “Matters of State” will bring together scholarship that builds on these exciting, interdisciplinary approaches to conceptualize the paradoxes of state power in South Asia. How do states simultaneously inspire with their grandeur, terrify with their authority, and frustrate and bore with their paper-generating procedures? The eighth annual Princeton conference invites applicants to engage with the materiality of statecraft in South Asia past and present.

The conference will bring together early career scholars  — advanced graduate students (post-exams), recent PhDs, and junior faculty (less than 3 years since PhD completion) — from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. We invite papers that examine South Asia in a broad sense, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Nepal, the Maldives, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar or Burma, India, and transnational and diasporic spaces.

Papers might address these and other themes:

  • Technocracy and Tradition
  • Caste, Sexuality, and State-Making
  • Exception and Emergency
  • Affects and Archives
  • State Welfare and Violence
  • Reason, Religion, and Rule
  • Authority and Accountability
  • Infrastructure and Environment

The event will be held on April 19-20, 2019. Princeton University will provide participants with accommodation for two nights and will contribute toward travel expenses. Participants are encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions as well.

Proposals should include a title, a 250-word abstract, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

Please submit proposals at https://goo.gl/4dibr5 by January 4, 2019.

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SASLI based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian Languages:
Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu

SASLI will be offering Third-Year Hindi and Third-Year Urdu in addition to the elementary and intermediate level courses. All other classes will be offered at the elementary and intermediate levels only. NEW for SASLI 2019 we will be offering Dari! 


How to Apply

The SASLI 2019 Program is now accepting applications!
APPLY HERE!
Program Dates: June 17- August 9
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019


Funding Opportunities 

There are three funding options available to students:

1) $1000 Fee Remissions, indicate interest when submitting the SASLI online application!

2) SASLI Half and Full Fee RemissionApplication Coming Soon!
3) FLAS FellowshipsDeadline February 11th, 2019!

Further information about funding and the SASLI FLAS and Half/Full Fee Remission applications can be found on the SAS website.

Wanted: Students to take a free trip to Int’l HPC conference in India
Registration Deadline: Oct. 21, 2018
Conference Date: Dec. 13-14, 2018
Location: Delhi, India

Second Workshop on Software Challenges to Exascale Computing” width=”314.5″ class=”Apple-web-attachment Singleton”>Get a free ride to an international conference focusing on the global future of high-performance computing. A limited number of travel awards to the Delhi-based conference Dec. 13-14 are available to students in the UC San Diego Data Science Computing and Computer Science & Engineering programs.This will be the Second Workshop on Software Challenges to Exascale Computing (SCEC18) in India.

The travel award, available to both graduate and undergraduate students, covers full travel cost, hotel, and registration. Organizers say this is not just for students specializing in exascale or direct HPC – the workshop will be geared to all students in the related fields. Note: There may be visa requirements. Award application form for U.S.- based students.

Organizers say their focus will be in building international collaborations for finding solutions to HPC challenges, by bringing vendors, developers, researchers and students together to influence the architecture of the next generation supercomputing systems and the supporting software stack.

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Call for Researcher – Short term study on Impacts of Large Retail

Alternative Law Forum ( ALF), Focus on the Global South, IT for Change(ITfC) and Transnational Institute ( TNI) together undertaking a research study on the impact of large retail (Online and Offline) on street vendors and traditional small, retail shops in Karnataka. The study will also include understanding the issues faced by workers in the online retail space (delivery personnel, warehouse personnel and others). The study will focus on Bangalore and 1 other city in Karnataka.

Duration :  Oct 2018- Mar 2019.

Qualifications : Good spoken Kannada and Proficient in writing in English . Researchers with experience , especially in the space being studied are preferred.

Please write to vinay@altlawforum.org if interested.

Taraknath Das Foundation Graduate Student Fellowships

The Taraknath Das Foundation offers grants averaging $4000 to $7000 to graduate students holding Indian passports and enrolled in American universities in any field of study.

Applicants should have completed one year of graduate work in the United States.

The application form and all instructions are available on the Columbia University website under the South Asian Institute: http://www.sai.columbia.edu/taraknath-das-foundation.

The deadline for this year is October 1, 2018.


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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.

For more information, click here

 

Fulbright Grant Infosession
May 17, 2018, 1:30-3pm
Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion

This session will provide an overview of the U.S Fulbright Student Program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Fulbright grant recipients receive free funding to study abroad for one to two years in order to complete a master’s program or teach English as a second language. Join us at this session to learn about the variety of programs available to undergraduate and graduate students, the application process and how Y0U can win a prestigious Fulbright grant.

This session is part of a Fulbright Luncheon at UCSD. Full event details can be found here.

 

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.

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
WEBINAR:
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2:00-3:00pm EST
REGISTER TO ATTEND:
Call-in number: 1-888-324-6995
Participant passcode: 7840271
For more information on the DDRA program, please visit the program website at:
https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html
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
WEBINAR:
Monday, February 13, 2017
1:00-2:00pm EST
REGISTER TO ATTEND:
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
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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