Opportunities

OPPORTUNITY: Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition for Boston University Students: China, Latin America, and Sustainable Development

By Elizabeth D Amrien
March 20th, 2013 in Graduate, Opportunities, Spring 2013.

The Pardee Center would like to remind you of an opportunity and upcoming deadline for Pre-Doctoral students as part of the Global Economic Governance Initiative, a joint program between BU’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the Center for Finance, Law and Policy, and the Center for International Relations. Applicants are sought for a pre-doctoral fellowship position examining the social and environmental impacts of China in Latin America. The successful candidate will be a PhD student in Geography, Economics, or Political Science who has completed his/her comprehensive examinations and is open to conducting a dissertation on China in Latin America. The person must be fluent in Spanish, though Portuguese speakers will also be considered. Successful... More

CALL FOR PAPERS: Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology 2013 Meeting

By Elizabeth D Amrien
February 11th, 2013 in Call for Papers, Faculty, Graduate, Opportunities, Spring 2013, Undergraduate.

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... More

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia

By Elizabeth D Amrien
February 7th, 2013 in Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities.

Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative, and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.” Candidates must specialize in literary or cultural studies connected to a major language of South Asian Muslim literary production such as Urdu-Hindi, Persian, or Bengali. The position is open to scholars in any historical period. Disciplinary training may be in area studies (South Asia or Near East), Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, or Religious Studies. All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2013. The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses over three academic... More

INTERNSHIP at Japanese Embassy

By Elizabeth D Amrien
February 5th, 2013 in Internships + Jobs, Opportunities, Undergraduate.

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Summer 2013. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate. The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs section of 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 gateway to connect the... More

2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowships

By Elizabeth D Amrien
February 1st, 2013 in Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities.

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University is now accepting applications for the 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowships. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 15. The 10-week fellowship is an intensive, interdisciplinary research and writing program during which each Summer Fellow conducts independent research and produces a substantive research paper that may be considered for publication by the Pardee Center. The program provides a financial stipend, work space, structured interaction with Pardee Center faculty and research fellows, and a collegial atmosphere that fosters peer support and intellectual growth. All Boston University graduate students are eligible to apply. For more details about the program and the application... More

International School for Jain Studies Fellowships

By Elizabeth D Amrien
January 28th, 2013 in Faculty, Fellowships, Graduate, Opportunities, Undergraduate.

The Center for Jain Studies at Claremont Lincoln University invites you to study Jain Dharma at the International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) in India this summer.  Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students with an academic background, or strong interest, in the Indic traditions are encouraged to apply for this heavily subsidized immersion experience. Prospects have the choice of applying to one of two fellowship programs: The 6-week program (June 1-July 15): This fellowship program is designed to meet the needs of scholars and students with some background in South Asian or Religious Studies.  Students can earn 6 graduate semester credits for completing this program.  Up to 20 fellows will be admitted into the six-week program. ... More

Claremont Lincoln University Jain Studies Program in India

By Elizabeth D Amrien
December 10th, 2012 in Faculty, Graduate, Opportunities, Undergraduate.

The Center for Jain Studies at Claremont Lincoln University invites you to study Jain Dharma at the International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) in India this summer.  Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students with an academic background, or strong interest, in the Indic traditions are encouraged to apply for this heavily subsidize immersion experience. Prospects have the choice of applying to one of two fellowship programs: The 6-week program (June 1-July 15): This fellowship program is designed to meet the needs of scholars and students with some background in South Asian or Religious Studies.  Students can earn 6 graduate semester credits for completing this program.  Up to 20 fellows will be admitted into the six-week program. Eligibility: You must be a graduate student or... More

Applications to Volunteer in Asia and Study in Indonesia are Now Open!

By Elizabeth D Amrien
November 12th, 2012 in Graduate, Opportunities, Undergraduate.

With one-year programs in six countries throughout Asia and the Indonesia summer program, VIA has a great number of opportunities for those dedicated to effecting real change in Asia and building cross-cultural understanding. One-year volunteer program for post-graduates Indonesia Summer Immersion Program for graduate and undergraduate students With 50 years of experience sending American volunteers to Asia, VIA has a wealth of knowledge about how to make an impact in the communities where we operate. Each year we send 20 to 30 qualified, deeply motivated Americans on our long-term programs. VIA volunteers create lasting change by teaching English at local institutions and building capacity at grassroots organizations tackling issues from environmental sustainability to anti-trafficking. In addition, VIA offers the opportunity to study in Indonesia through a... More

2012 Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES)

By Elizabeth D Amrien
November 6th, 2012 in Opportunities, Undergraduate.

Purpose To encourage international students (not incl. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students) to undertake Mandarin courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan); in order to provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community. Award Value A Monthly stipend of 25,000 NTD (about 850.00 USD). Duration June to August, 2013 Availabilities 15 students from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Eligibility American applicants above the age of 18, who possess a high school diploma or above, excellent academic performance, and are of good moral character. Candidates with one of the following qualifications may not apply: Overseas Chinese students or a national of the R.O.C.(had/currently hold a ROC (Taiwan) Passport) Are currently as a registered student... More

Study Abroad in China: The CGS Summer Program in Shanghai

By Elizabeth D Amrien
November 5th, 2012 in Opportunities, Undergraduate.

The Division of the Social Sciences at the College of General Studies is offering a course on the Modernization of China in Shanghai this summer from June 22 to August 18, 2013. It is expected that our students will find this attractive, as it will give them an opportunity to study in China and receive credit for the required course they take as sophomores on the same subject here at CGS. Many, it is hoped, will also dovetail this study with an introductory course in Chinese. We are also opening this course up to other students both at Boston University and elsewhere. We would appreciate any publication you could give on this offering. The eight-credit program includes 2 courses: Modernization... More

An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies

By Elizabeth D Amrien
October 25th, 2012 in Graduate, Opportunities.

Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies. Well-designed projects at any stage, from initial research to revision for publication, are welcome. Research topics can cover any period of Chinese history or contemporary China and involve any academic discipline. Applicants in pre-modern humanities are encouraged to apply, as are applicants in contemporary social sciences. Priority will be given to candidates who have had no previous postdoctoral fellowships. An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to teach one course in coordination with a relevant department at Harvard University. Please include with your application materials and a description of potential courses you would be able to teach. More

Spring 2013 Internship – JICC, Embassy of Japan

By Elizabeth D Amrien
October 3rd, 2012 in Graduate, Opportunities, Undergraduate.

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part to full-time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Spring 2013. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate. The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs section of 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 gateway to connect... More

Wouldn’t you like to study in China? Consider Macau

By Elizabeth D Amrien
September 27th, 2012 in Opportunities, Undergraduate.

Funding Opportunities The Department of History at the University of Macau is pleased to announce studentship and assistantship opportunities for promising candidates for its MA program in Chinese History and the History of East-West Interactions. Each year the Department of History offers studentships, assistantships, and research assistantships. Most of these awards range from 9 – 12 months and are currently MOP 7500 per month (approx. US$1.00 = MOP 8.00). Internationally Recognized The MA Program in History is in English, supplemented by Chinese. We have a faculty of international scholars who were trained at prestigious universities in the United States, Britain, Hong Kong, and China. Our professors are on the cutting-edge of teaching and research. Multicultural Experience We offer a variety of courses in Chinese History, More

Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore Research Fellowships

By Elizabeth D Amrien
September 18th, 2012 in Faculty, Graduate, Opportunities.

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) invites researchers to apply for fellowships in Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum’s collections in general, including Buddhist studies. We prize multi-disciplinary work, cross-cultural studies, and research on ongoing projects at the ACM. The geographical areas of research should be Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, or the Islamic world. The research fellowships support in-depth original study and writing on specialised aspects of Asian culture. Applications will be screened by a committee of curators and scholars. [More information] To learn more about the ACM collection, check out www.sgcool.sg, which presents over 12,000 objects from the collection. For enquiries, please contact nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg. Applications close on 1 January 2013.

Call for Papers: Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

By Elizabeth D Amrien
September 4th, 2012 in Graduate, Opportunities.

The Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities takes place April 26-27, 2013 at Stanford University. Initiated in 2010, the annual conference brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines. The conference provides a window into current research in Chinese studies, and serves as a platform for fostering interaction among budding scholars of geographically disparate institutions, facilitating their exchange of ideas and interests. Specifically, the organizing committee hopes that this conference will encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative... More