Opportunities: Call for Applications: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 8th, 2013 in Opportunities.

JET: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program 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 2014 should apply this fall. The application will be online shortly; the deadline to apply is November 26. JET Program Positions ALT - Assistant Language Teacher: ALTs assist Japanese teachers in public school Englishclasses 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: Call for Papers: 2013 Cornell Southeast Asia Program Graduate Student Conference

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 6th, 2013 in Call for Papers, Graduate, Opportunities.

“SOUTHEAST ASIA IN THE DISCIPLINES” February 28 – March 2, 2014 George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia Cornell University 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. More

Opportunities: Call for Applicatio​ns, 7th Korea-Amer​ica Student Conference

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 2nd, 2013 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

Hello Prospective KASC Applicants, On behalf of the Korea-America Student Conference (KASC), we would like to thank you for your interest in our program.  At KASC, you will be able to grow as leaders, build mutual understanding, and forge life-long friendships. It will be an experience that you carry forth with you as you strive towards your aspirations. Specifically, during the length of the conference, you will have the opportunity to participate in the following: > Roundtable Have deep discussions on a topic pertaining to both U.S. and Korea Roundtable topics are now available online! > Fun and educational field trips and lectures Gain a deeper understanding of critical, real-world issues KASC 2014... More

Opportunities: Reading-Wo​rkshop grants in China Studies

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 29th, 2013 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is offering the Collaborative Reading-Workshop grants through the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies. Grants in amounts up to $15,000 will support the explorative reading of texts that illuminate aspects of the cultures, histories, and societies of China in a workshop format that crosses both disciplinary borders and scholarly generations. The collaborative aspect refers to scholars’ contributing their own research, expertise, and perspectives to yield new insights and interpretations. The workshops will provide the means for calling together colleagues and graduate students for a basic humanistic activity, but one that is rarely funded as such. The meetings will allow participants from separate specializations, but with kindred interests, to work through material that is clearly of... More

Opportunities: Call for Applications: China Studies

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 15th, 2013 in Graduate, Opportunities.

  The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is offering the Predissertation-Summer Grants through the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies. Predissertation grants provide funding for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students—with a Ph.D. prospectus in hand or developing one—to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research. More information on these grants, including the application form, is available at www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2013. Please see the 2012 Predissertation Grantees here. Please send all inquiries to chinastudies@acls.org.

Opportunities: Call for Papers-The Penn Symposium on Contemporary China

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 4th, 2013 in Call for Papers, Opportunities.

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... More

Opportunities: Duke Semester in India

By Kate Xuehui Li
October 4th, 2013 in Opportunities.

The Global Education Office at Duke University is pleased to be launching a new spring semester program in 2014 based in Udaipur and Bangalore, with a focus on global health, public policy, environmental conservation and development studies (one of the primary areas of concentration will be poverty reduction). In addition to coursework in the above thematic areas, students can engage in community-based research in both program locations, experience homestays in Udaipur and partake in excursions to Indian villages, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and other sites of interest. For more information: http://globaled.duke.edu/programs/semester/duke-semester-in-india Deadline: recently extended to Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 To apply: http://globaled.duke.edu/programs/semester/duke-semester-in-india/admissions Download as PDF: Duke Semester in India postcard_FINAL  

Opportunities: Applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

By Kate Xuehui Li
September 18th, 2013 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

Applications are now available online for Pre-dissertation grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the second competition of the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies. The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation. Predissertation-Summer Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students -- with a Ph.D. prospectus... More

Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies AY 2014-2015

By Elizabeth D Amrien
September 9th, 2013 in Fall 2013, Graduate, Opportunities.

The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post-doctoral positions at Yale University for AY 2014-2015. The Council expects to make one or two appointments. 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 PhD by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral fellow 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 the South Asian Studies Council. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a... More

OPPORTUNITY: 2 Junior Research Group Leader Positions with the University of Heidelberg

By Elizabeth D Amrien
August 15th, 2013 in Faculty, Graduate, Opportunities, Summer 2013.

In the context of the excellence initiative II of the German federal and state governments to promote top-level research in Germany the Ruprecht-Karls- University of Heidelberg is looking for the implementation of the institutional strategy: „Heidelberg: Realising the Potential of a Comprehensive University“ in the area of Transcultural Studies for two Junior Research Group Leaders. The university is looking for outstanding young scholars to build up and independently lead a group of young researchers working towards a PhD degree in the following four thematically related fields: Cultural Heritage and Shaping of Traditions (Focus: Cultural Studies and/or Art History) Designs of Life and Configurations of Order in Different Cultures (Focus: Cultural Studies and/or History) Interpretations of World, Society, and History in the World Religions (Focus:... More

CALL FOR PAPERS & PANELS: Texas Asia Conference: Tradition and Transition

By Elizabeth D Amrien
July 22nd, 2013 in Call for Papers, Opportunities, Summer 2013.

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... More

INTERNSHIP for Fall with the JICC/Embassy of Japan

By Elizabeth D Amrien
June 14th, 2013 in Internships + Jobs, Opportunities, Summer 2013, Undergraduate.

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Fall 2013. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate. (Download informational pdf for JICC Internship) The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs sectionof the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Our primary role is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information and events to the American public, particularly in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We strive to build bridges between the two cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, lectures, an online newsletter, and school programs. The JICC is the... More

ANNOUNCEMENT: The NEW Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies

By Elizabeth D Amrien
June 1st, 2013 in Faculty, Graduate, Opportunities, Summer 2013.

Offered in partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the grants reflect the Foundation’s belief in Buddhism’s relevance to contemporary issues. The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies, a new initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies funded by a $1.9 million grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. Working with the Foundation, ACLS will offer an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. ACLS will organize competitions for Dissertation Fellowships, Postdoctoral... More

ANNOUNCEMENT: BU Global Programs announces the first India Essay Prize contest! WIN $500!

By Elizabeth D Amrien
April 9th, 2013 in Graduate, Opportunities, Spring 2013, Undergraduate.

India Essay Prize Prize: $500 Award Who: All BU Students Deadline: April 28, 2013 As part of Boston University’s India Initiatives, and to celebrate the BU-India Symposium on May 10, 2013, BU Global Programs announces the India Essay Prize contest for the best student essay submitted by a BU student on an Indian topic.  We want to celebrate India through good writing, thus all topics relevant to India – cultural history, scientific achievement, philosophical ideas or other areas – may be submitted.  The Essay Prize is for nonfiction prose and we welcome entries that inform, delight, teach and highlight an aspect of India in the form of personal or academic essays, research papers, commentary or biography. More

AIIS Research Fellowship Programs

By Elizabeth D Amrien
March 21st, 2013 in Faculty, Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities, Spring 2013.

For more than 50 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India. Junior Fellowships are for graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India. Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the PhD degree. Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India. The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year. Applications from scholars who are part of a collaborative project involving other scholars are welcome, though AIIS... More