Opportunities

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

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