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2014 SUMITRO FELLOWS PROGRAM APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Deadline: Applications must be received by February 28, 2014.
USINDO is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 Sumitro Fellows Program.
The Sumitro Fellows Program is a $10,000 travel/study grant for post-doctoral scholars, PhD candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research.
The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, the architect of Indonesia’s modern economy and co-founder of USINDO, who passed away in 2001. Professor Sumitro headed the faculty of economics at the University of Indonesia, and was later Minister of Trade and Minister of State for Research.
Professor Sumitro was also the driving force behind a 1950’s program of the Ford Foundation which sent Indonesian economists to the U.S. for advanced degrees. Many attended the University of California at Berkeley and the group came to be known as the “Berkeley Mafia” when its members assumed key cabinet posts in subsequent decades and contributed powerfully to Indonesia’s development in the New Order period.
American applicants for the Sumitro Fellowship must be United States citizens or permanent residents in the United States with a specific project on Indonesia’s political economy. Applications outside the scope of economics or political economy will not be considered.
Indonesian applicants for the Sumitro Fellowship must be Indonesian citizens with a specific project on any aspect of the Indonesian-U.S. bilateral relationship. Applications related to solely American topics, Indonesian topics, or to non-U.S./non-Asian themes will not be considered.
Please note that though not compulsory, prior study of Bahasa Indonesia is helpful in conducting field research. American applicants should indicate on the application form if and at what level the language has been studied, both formally and informally. Indonesian applicants must be capable of advanced study in English. Evidence of English fluency may be demonstrated by TOEFL scores. Indonesians who have graduated from a U.S. institution of higher learning, or from such institution in an English-speaking country, are exempt from this requirement.
Applicants/scholars who intend to publish their work in some form will be improving their applications. Previous travel to, and experience in, Indonesia or the United States is desirable but not required.
USINDO will notify selected 2014 Sumitro Fellow(s) by March 15, 2014. USINDO will not award any Sumitro Fellowships in a given year if there are no qualified applicants, in the sole opinion of USINDO.
All of the following must be completed and received on or before February 28, 2014 in order to be considered for the 2014 Sumitro Fellows Program:
Please submit all application materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Febru
NORTHEAST CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
2014 MEETING CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (NECSEM) invites ethnomusicology students and faculty as well as scholars in related disciplines to submit abstracts for the NECSEM annual meeting to be held at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts just 45 minutes from Boston, on Saturday April 5th, 2014. Proposals for individual papers, panel discussions and lecture/performance demonstrations are welcome. We also invite proposals for short presentations by musical ensembles (please include an audio attachment or CD of one or two pieces). The President of NECSEM invites proposals as well for a roundtable discussion on the following topic: “Professional Trajectories in Ethnomusicology: Preparing for Today’s Job Market.” Students and scholars in all branches of music scholarship and related disciplines are encouraged to participate. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes. An abstract (250 words maximum) should be emailed by Saturday, 1 February, 2014, to the president of NECSEM, David Pruett email@example.com. Please put “NECSEM 2014 Proposal” in the subject header. Proposals for the Roundtable discussion should also be sent to David Pruett.
Please include the following in your proposal in this order:
– your name
– contact information (email and phone number)
– institutional affiliation (students, please indicate if you are at the graduate or undergraduate level)
– a title for your proposed project
– a 250 word (maximum) abstract
– anticipated audio/visual or other technological/special requirements
Participants with accepted proposals will be notified by February 22, 2014.
We are encouraging NECSEM members and presenters to arrive Friday April 4, as we will arrange a reception to take place that evening. We are also pleased to announce that, following paper sessions on Saturday, internationally renowned, Latin Grammy nominee, and Brazilian pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto will be performing in concert on campus for conference attendees, Wheaton students and faculty, and the generally public.
Chapter prizes: NECSEM now awards two memorial prizes for outstanding papers presented by students at the chapter meeting: The Lise Waxer NECSEM Prize (undergraduate) and the James T. Koetting Prize (graduate). Students whose proposals have been accepted may apply for the appropriate prize by submitting their completed paper via email to David Pruett at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 27, 2014(please indicate the prize for which you are applying in the subject header).
Any questions regarding the meeting can be directed to email@example.com.
2014 NECSEM Officers: David Pruett, President; Marié Abe, Vice-President; Natalie Zelensky, Secretary; Peter Kvetko, Treasurer; Karl Haas, Graduate Student Representative; Antanas Meilus, Website Editor; Robin Buyer, Undergraduate Student Representative, and Damascus Kafumbe, Member-At-Large. Additional information can be found on our website: www.necsem.org
“SOUTHEAST ASIA IN THE DISCIPLINES”
February 28 – March 2, 2014
George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia
Ithaca, New York
***Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014***
OVERVIEW: The Cornell Southeast Asia Program invites submissions for its 16th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held February 28 – March 2, 2014 at the George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Professor Tom Pepinsky from the Department of Government at Cornell will deliver the keynote address.
We welcome submissions of abstracts from graduate students who have completed original research related to any of the areas in Southeast Asia. Submissions are welcome from all fields of study and on any topic or time period. The theme for this year’s conference is “Southeast Asia in the Disciplines.” Throughout the past few decades in many segments of academia, an emphasis has been placed on the concept of interdisciplinarity within the politics of knowledge production. While recognizing the importance of interdisciplinarity in Southeast Asian Studies, we would like to step back to better understand how scholars approach the study of Southeast Asia from within their respective disciplines. We are particularly interested in papers that reflect on the ways that a presenter’s particular research engages with and/or critiques knowledge production from the vantage of their particular discipline, with a focus on research methods and methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and understandings of socio-cultural, political, environmental, and economic processes. The conference seeks to showcase new projects in Southeast Asian Studies and to encourage vigorous dialogue between graduate students and faculty.
The Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s Graduate Committee will review all abstracts, select presenters, and organize panels by theme. In order to aid the process of thematic organization, we ask that you please include a few keywords summarizing your presentation along with your abstract.
Selected contributors will present their work as part of a panel, and paper abstracts will be included in the conference program. All the panels will have discussants, so presenters should be prepared to submit full papers of 5000-8000 words by February 15. All accepted papers will be rigorously reviewed for potential submission to SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. If selected, we will work with you to further prepare the paper for submission.
A limited number of modest travel allowances may be available for those traveling longer distances. We encourage applicants to seek funding from their home institutions first. Please indicate along with your abstract whether you expect to receive travel funding from your home institution and if you would like to be considered for a travel allowance from the Cornell Southeast Asia Program Graduate Student Committee. We will be in touch in February to coordinate graduate student host lodging for confirmed presenters. In the spirit of collegiate engagement, all presenters are requested to attend the entire conference.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please submit abstracts to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All abstracts should be limited to 250 words and sent in MS Word format. Do not send a .pdf. Please name your abstract using your first and last name together (for example, johnsmith.doc for John Smith’s abstract). The subject of the message should specify “Abstract” and the body should include the following information.
– Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and a primary email address
– Title of paper
– Paper topic or keywords
– The abstract (maximum of 250 words)
– Expectations of Funding Needs
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2014
Confirmation of Attendance Deadline: January 22, 2014
Full Papers Due: February 15, 2014
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
The Second annual Penn Symposium on Contemporary China (PSCC) will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on March 1st, 2014. After a successful inaugural symposium last year, we are excited to continue the new tradition of convening specialists from various disciplines to discuss the issues that matter in today’s China.
The conference brings together graduate students from universities across the northeastern United States to share their research on various facets of modern China. Research is focused in three main fields: foreign policy, domestic policy, and economics.
The conference is a full-day event, conducted through a series of panel sessions and lectures. Selected graduate students will give a presentation of their research, with critiques and Q&A from the panel following each session. In addition to the panels, we will host a number of keynote speakers from diverse fields such as academics, politics, and social service.
Submission of original research papers are currently accepted from those who wish to participate. Possible topics for discussion are listed below each panel track:
• Foreign policy: how do China’s increasing power and influence shape its position in the
world? For example:
-Theoretical characterisations of China’s foreign policy
-Territorial claims in the South China Sea
-Chinese investments in Africa
-Tensions over Japan’s historical interpretations of WWII
-The Sino-American relationship
• Domestic policy: What is the nature of the Chinese government’s interaction with the
people? For example:
-Immigration and related social policies in Chinese cities
-Social effects of economic inequality
-Public health and sanitation
-Demographic change, population movements, and
-Political reform and democratization
• Economics: how sustainable is China’s current model of economic development and what
are its implications? For example:
-China’s development model
-China’s vulnerability to the middle-income trap
-The shifting composition of China’s economy
-China’s financial markets
Note that the subjects listed here are just examples – possible topics are in no way limited to these. Papers adopting a cross-disciplinary approach (e.g. examining the social and foreign political impacts of chosen economic growth models) are also welcomed and encouraged.
All students currently enrolled in a graduate program (master’s or PhD) in the U.S. are eligible for consideration.
Submissions should take the form of an extended abstract (up to 1000 words) that includes a discussion of the paper’s findings. The extract should be sent through the form on our website by January 10, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to append completed papers or drafts. Those whose papers are accepted will be notified by February 5, 2014.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek financial assistance from their schools for travel and accommodations. Need-based financial assistance is also available by application to the PSCC organizing committee on a case-by-case basis.
For more information: http://www.pennscc.org/
Please direct all questions to cscc-pennsymposium@sas.
Texas Asia Conference: Tradition and Transition
Department of Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference
The University of Texas at Austin
Friday November 1st & Saturday November 2nd 2013
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Asian Studies Graduate Conference (i.e. the 2013 Texas Asia Conference) will be held this year on Fri and Sat, November 1st & 2nd, 2013 in Austin, Texas (USA). The Texas Asia Conference (TAC) is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to present their original research on all aspects of Asia (ancient and modern), become familiar with other graduate students’ work, and meet burgeoning scholars within the broad and interdisciplinary field of Asian Studies.
Our keynote speakers will be:
- Prof. Patrick Olivelle, Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit and Indology at the University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Asian Studies, and
- Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the University of Kansas, Dept. of Religious Studies.
The Texas Asia Conference (TAC) is a biennial and international graduate student conference organized by the graduate students of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. This year’s conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 1st & 2nd 2013. Our theme is Tradition and Transition. We welcome papers that explore various definitions of and approaches to the term “tradition” in the study of Asia as well as the ways in which change has been enacted and negotiated within and across traditions. Traditions encompass a broad scope of overlapping modes and contexts including socio-cultural, literary, religious, economic, artistic, and performative, as well as traditions in academic research investigating these areas.
We are accepting individual paper abstracts as well as proposals for group panels. The deadline for both is August 10th, 2013. Individual abstracts must include a title and topic. For panel proposals, the organizer of the panel must email the panel abstract, proposed title, topic, and names of presenters. Each panel can include 3 or 4 presenters who are also required to submit individual abstracts. All abstracts should be limited to 300 words. For abstract submissions and additional information or questions, please contact TAC conference co-chair Vibha Shetiya at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texas Asia Conference provides graduate students with a platform to present their research and to benefit from a scholarly exchange of ideas. We welcome applications from graduate students in all academic disciplines engaged in research on South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. These disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, art history, communication, ethnomusicology, history, literature, philology, political science, religion, sociology and women’s studies. Our previous conference, held in 2011, drew over 100 participants and 30 academic panels, from both the United States and abroad.
The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology invites ethnomusicology students and faculty as well as scholars in related disciplines to submit abstracts for the NECSEM annual meeting to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Proposals for individual papers, panel discussions and lecture/performance demonstrations are welcome. We also invite proposals for short presentations by musical ensembles (please include an audio attachment or CD of one or two pieces). The President of NECSEM invites proposals as well for a roundtable discussion on the following topic: The Role of Sacred Music, Sound, Text, and Syllables to Instill a Sacred Experience. Students and scholars in all branches of music scholarship and related disciplines are encouraged to participate. Papers will be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes. An abstract (250 words maximum), together with anticipated audio/visual and other technological requirements, should be emailed by Friday, March 8, 2013 to the Local Arrangements Chair Michael Birenbaum Quintero at the following address: email@example.com. Please put NECSEM 2013 Proposal in the Subject Header. Proposals for the Roundtable discussion should be sent to both Brita Heimarck (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michael Birenbaum Quintero (email@example.com).
Please include the following in your proposal in this order:
- your name
- contact information (email and phone number)
- institutional affiliation (students, please indicate if you are at the graduate or undergraduate level)
- a title for your proposed project
- a 250 word (maximum) abstract
- anticipated audio/visual or other technological/special requirements
Participants with accepted proposals will be notified by March 25, 2013.
We are encouraging NECSEM members and presenters to arrive Friday April 19 and we will arrange a reception or group dinner to take place Friday evening.
Chapter prizes: NECSEM now awards two memorial prizes for outstanding papers presented by students at the chapter meeting: The Lise Waxer Prize (undergraduate) and the James T. Koetting Prize (graduate). Students whose proposals have been accepted may apply for the appropriate prize by submitting their completed paper via email to Brita Heimarck at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (please indicate the prize for which you are applying in the subject header).
Any questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Michael Birenbaum Quintero. We look forward to seeing you on April 19-20 at Bowdoin College!
There is a special group rate of $129 for rooms at the Inn at Brunswick Station for Friday or Saturday night (tel. 207 837-6565). Please book ahead and indicate that you are attending the NECSEM Meeting.
NECSEM Officers: Brita Heimarck, President; David Pruett, Vice President; Fran Wildeboor, Secretary; Peter Kvetko, Treasurer; Karl Haas, Graduate Student Representative; Antanas Meilus, Website Editor; and Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Member-At-Large and 2013 Local Arrangements Chair. We have also added two Undergraduate Student Representatives to the NECSEM Committee this year: Robin Buyer, and Hannah Dietrich. Additional information can be found on our website www.necsem.org