By Kate Xuehui Li
October 23rd, 2014 in Fall 2014, Fellowships, Opportunities.

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. Awards in rupees are contingent upon the extent of funding received by 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... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 17th, 2014 in Fall 2014, Fellowships, Opportunities.

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards 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. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our... More

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 14th, 2014 in Fall 2014, Opportunities.

  International Student Conferences (ISC) is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the 67th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) and the 8the Korea-America Student Conference (KASC). We are recruiting high-caliber, enthusiastic, and globally-minded students to represent their universities in the summer of 2015. JASC brings together 72 delegates from Japan and the US to explore us-Japan issues. For 2015, the conference will take place in Japan. When: July 30-August 23, 2015 Where: Hiroshima, Shimane, Kyoto, Tokyo Application Deadline: December 31, 2014 Click here to apply.         KASC brings together 50 delegates from Korea and the US to explore the US -ROK issues. For 2015, the conference will take place in the US. When: July 1-July31, 2015 Where: California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. Priority Application Deadline: November 3, 2014 Final Application... More

OPPORTUNITIES: International School for Jain Studies

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 14th, 2014 in Opportunities.


By Kate Xuehui Li
October 10th, 2014 in Fall 2014, Opportunities.

OPPORTUNITIES: Blakemore Foundation Scholarships

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 10th, 2014 in Fall 2014, Opportunities.

The Blakemore Foundation awards scholarships for advanced Japanese, Chinese, Korean language study, as well as for advanced study of selected Southeast Asian languages. We also make grants to improve the understanding of East Asian art in the United States. Language Grants Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers. 2015 Language Grant Applications Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships and Refresher Grants. The submission deadline is December 30, 2014. Check here for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES: JET: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 9th, 2014 in Fall 2014, Opportunities.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is an extraordinary opportunity for young college graduates to live and work in Japan.  Sponsored by the Japanese Government, the program’s goals are to improve English language education and promote grass-roots level international exchange in Japan. Candidates interested in joining the next session of JET which will begin in the summer of 2015 should apply this fall. The application will be online shortly; the deadline has not yet been announced, but will likely be in early November. JET Program Positions ALT - Assistant Language Teacher: ALTs assist Japanese teachers in public school English classes and local boards of education. They participate in school and community activities. There is no Japanese language requirement for ALTs.  More than 90% of all JETs work... More

OPPORTUNITIES: 13 Critical Language Scholarships Available

By Kate Xuehui Li
September 17th, 2014 in Fall 2014, Opportunities.

  The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, More

OPPORTUNITIES: Taiwan Ministry of Education Short Term Research Grant

By Kate Xuehui Li
April 12th, 2014 in Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities.

As the concept of the "global village" evolved, Asia has become a focal point in the 21st century. The ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) would like to encourage international students and scholars to undertake 2 to 6 months short term research activities in Taiwan. It also seeks to promote mutual understanding and academic cooperation between Taiwan and the international community. "The Ministry of Education Short Term Research Award" was established to provide financial assistance to those who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree or Post-Doctoral fellows, whose fields of studies are related to Taiwanese culture, social science, art or its related comparative research areas to conduct their research in Taiwan. The award includes: 1. A monthly research subsidy: NT$25,000 (equivalent of US$830)... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Visiting Fellowships for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers on India’s Political Economy

By Kate Xuehui Li
April 1st, 2014 in Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities.

Applications are invited for two visiting fellowships from advanced PhD students and early-career postdoctoral researchers working on themes related to the political economy of contemporary India. The fellowships are to be held at one of the following institutions: Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley; King’s India Institute, King’s College London or Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR, Mumbai). The visiting fellowships will be of up to one month in duration and worth up to £4000 each. The fellowships are offered under the auspices of a trilateral partnership between the three institutions funded by the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI). Applicants must be based at a university in India, United Kingdom or the United States, and should propose... More

OPPORTUNITIES: University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 2014

By Kate Xuehui Li
February 21st, 2014 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

Again this year we are inviting applications from students from other colleges and universities for the University of Missouri Japan Summer Program. Students train in traditional Japanese puppetry, Taiko Drumming, Kyudo Archery, and other Japanese performing and martial arts, while learning Japanese and living with Japanese host families. University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 2014 Like and Share on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mizzoujapansummer2014 http://international.missouri.edu/study-outside-the-us/programs/detail.php?program=10015 Applications are now being accepted for the University of Missouri 2014 Summer Japan Program. College and university students or graduates from any institution are welcome to apply for the program. Students begin in the Kansai region of Japan in pre-program activities in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. The Program then moves to a seaside youth hostel in Tokushima on the... More

OPPORTUNITIES: MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

By Kate Xuehui Li
February 21st, 2014 in Fellowships, Opportunities, Undergraduate.

MEXT: JAPAN’S MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2014 JAPANESE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP The Japanese Government’s MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) offers scholarships to students who wish to pursue Japanese language and culture studies in Japan.  This program provides students with an intensive course in the Japanese language and an introduction to various aspects of Japanese studies. MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship applicants must be US citizens who were born between April 2, 1984 and April 1, 1996 and must be undergraduate students majoring in fields related to Japanese language or culture at a university outside of Japan. Applicants should have good Japanese language ability and be in good health. The award includes round trip airfare, exemption from all school fees, and a monthly stipend.  The 2014... More


By Kate Xuehui Li
February 21st, 2014 in Opportunities.

Language Link is an hour long conversation group that takes place once a week. The classes are held at 100 Baystate road on the 5th floor. (The specific classroom number depends on the sessions you choose). These sessions revolve around your interests to have casual conversations. Each student is required to sign up 24 hours prior to each session. This process is throughly explained onhttp://www.bu.edu/erc/link/schedule-ll-group/. Novice (1st semester / half a year of experience) - 5-6PM Tuesdays Intermediate (3rd semester / 1.5-3 years of experience) - 4-5PM Thursdays Advanced (5th semester / 3+ years of experience) - 4-5PM Tuesdays Please e-mail Sayaka Kawano, the Language Link leader sayakak@bu.edu with any questions or concerns.

OPPORTUNITIES: MA Program in South Asia Studies at Columbia University

By Kate Xuehui Li
January 24th, 2014 in Opportunities.

Columbia University's Master of Arts Program in South Asia Studies, now in its second year, offers a great opportunity to study with Columbia University’s distinguished South Asia faculty. The South Asia Institute (SAI) offers a three semester MA program that includes courses in a variety of disciplines across the university in a curriculum tailored to the individual student’s goals. Students also participate in SAI events that bring an array of South Asia experts to Columbia throughout the year. Ideal for students seeking regional knowledge and those planning to pursue a Ph.D. in the future, the program prepares graduates for careers in government, public policy, academia, journalism, business, and other professions. For more information please visit our website at http://sai.columbia.edu, or contact Professor... More

OPPORTUNITIES: Applications open for the 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, China

By Kate Xuehui Li
January 23rd, 2014 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

Applications are now open for the 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, a two week programme run by LSE in partnership with the University of Peking. Join fellow students and graduate professionals from around the world in learning from leading academics on social sciences issues relevant to China and Asia today. Eighteen diverse courses are available, for more information please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEPKUSummerSchool. If you have any questions, would like further material or have any suggestions for the programme, please do contact us at LSE-PKU.programme@LSE.ac.uk.