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.

OPPORTUNITIES: Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan

By Kate Xuehui Li
January 15th, 2014 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

A New Study Abroad Opportunity in Pakistan Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, 2014-15 Overview: We are extremely proud to announce that after a 5 year hiatus the Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan's (BULPIP-AIPS) is back. Jointly administered by the America Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Center for South Asia Studies (CSAS) at the University of California at Berkeley, the program will be based in Lahore with language instruction offered at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) campus. This will be an intensive language program that will provide daily classroom instruction, five days a week. Classes will be small and individual tutorials will be provided. There will be regular assignments outside of class and special emphasis will be placed on connecting with the local speech... More

OPPORTUNITIES: USINDO 2014 Sumitro Fellows Program Call for Applications

By Kate Xuehui Li
January 14th, 2014 in Call for Papers, Opportunities.

    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. One Fellowship is awarded to a United States citizen/permanent resident for an outstanding research project relating to improving understanding of the political economy of Indonesia. A second Fellowship is awarded to an Indonesian citizen for an outstanding research project contributing to understanding or advancing the Indonesian-United States relationship. 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... More

OPPORTUNITIES: NECSEM 2014 Call for Proposals

By Kate Xuehui Li
January 8th, 2014 in Call for Papers, Opportunities.

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... More

Opportunities: Summer language study in Bloomingto​n

By Kate Xuehui Li
December 18th, 2013 in Opportunities.

The 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Tatar, Turkish, and Uzbek on the Bloomington campus. * All participants pay in-state tuition and earn 6-10 credits. * Competitive FLAS and ROTC Project GO scholarships available for qualified students. * Classes will be held June 9 - August 1, 2014; all levels of Arabic and first year Russian will begin June 2, 2014. * 4 and 5-week options are available for Russian (ending on July 3). Priority application deadline: February 1, 2014. See http://www.indiana.edu/~swseelfor more information and to apply. Questions? Please contactswseel@indiana.edu or 812-855-2889.

Opportunities: The Fourth Annual Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Contest

By Kate Xuehui Li
December 5th, 2013 in Opportunities.

The Fourth Annual Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Contest Guidelines 1. The Japanese Language Contest is comprised of two areas: • a speech contest • an essay contest Participants may enter only one area of the contest. 2. The speech component of the Japanese Language Contest will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. 3. The contest is open to students who are currently enrolled in a Japanese language course at a university/college within the six New England states (CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT) and : (1) have not lived in Japan three or more years in total since 2003 (2) do not come from homes where Japanese has been spoken regularly (3) have not won the first prize in the same category of this contest in the past 4. The... More

Opportunities: KCJS Summer Program

By Kate Xuehui Li
December 5th, 2013 in Opportunities.

We are very pleased to announce that beginning in the summer of 2014, we will offer intermediate (second-year) as well as advanced (4th year and above) Japanese language courses, both of which will be eight-weeks in length, in addition to our six-week course in classical Japanese. The intermediate and advanced courses will begin in early June and run through the end of July, while the Classical program will begin in mid-June and also finish at the end of July. http://www.kcjs.jp/summer_programs/index.html

Opportunities: Call for Applications to the 66th JASC, to take place Summer, 2014

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 15th, 2013 in Opportunities.

From July 28th to August 24th 2014, the 66th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) will bring together 72 Japanese and U.S. students of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The two delegations will study, work, live, and travel together as a group, visiting four regions in the United States. For more information on academics, travel, or participation fees ($3,000-$3,500 per U.S. student), contact jasc@iscdc.org http://iscdc.org/jasc/2014/

Opportunities: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, Initiatives of the National Security Education Program

By Kate Xuehui Li
November 15th, 2013 in Fellowships, Opportunities.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships The applications for the 2014-2015 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, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list... More

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