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Deadline, July 5, 2018
The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the fiscal year 2018 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program.
The GPA Program provides grants to institutions and private, nonprofit educational entities that organize programs for K–12 teachers, college students, and faculty to engage in short-term or long-term overseas projects focused on training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies. GPA short-term projects include seminars, curriculum development, and group research or study. GPA long-term projects support advanced intensive overseas programs that focus on languages, the humanities, or social sciences.
IFLE expects to make 25 new awards totaling $2.7 million under the FY 2018 GPA competition. The application is now available at www.grants.gov. The deadline to submit an application is July 5, 2018.
Competition now open! Deadline to apply: July 2, 2018
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.
The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).
Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education. A student is eligible to receive a DDRA fellowship from their IHE if he or she:
- is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States;
- is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE;
- is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins;
- is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program; or
- possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project.
FY 2018 LRC Program Competition
The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program.
The LRC Program provides grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of IHEs for establishing, strengthening, and operating centers that serve as resources for improving the nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages. Funded centers provide teacher training and conduct research, materials development, assessment, and dissemination projects.
Application Available: May 24
The FY 2018 LRC application package is now available at www.grants.gov. The deadline for submitting applications is June 25, 2018.
IFLE expects to make 16 new awards totaling $2,746,768 under the FY 2018 LRC competition.
For more information, click here.
Application Technical Assistance Webinar
A pre-application virtual technical assistance webinar was held on Sept. 19, 2017. The webinar covered a variety of topics, including LRC program requirements, selection criteria, and performance measures, followed by technical assistance questions and answers. A recording of the webinar is available to stream on YouTube at the link below.
General Information: LRC Program
The LRC program provides funding to institutions of higher education in the United States for establishing, strengthening, and operating centers that serve as resources for improving the nation’s capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages. LRC activities include effective dissemination efforts, whenever appropriate, and may include
- research and dissemination of new and improved teaching methods, including educational technology;
- development and dissemination of new teaching materials;
- development, application, and dissemination of performance testing;
- training of teachers in the administration and interpretation of performance tests, the use of effective teaching strategies, and the use of new technologies;
- significant focus on the needs of those who are teaching and learning the less commonly taught languages;
- development and dissemination of materials designed to serve as a resource for foreign language teachers at the elementary school and secondary school levels; and
- operation of intensive summer language institutes.
Questions about the LRC Program? Contact Carolyn Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1975, CSEAS has had an established and highly appraised visiting scholarship program to promote research activities in and on the region by distinguished scholars. To date, over 350 – many of them leading researchers in their respective fields- have availed themselves of the Center’s considerable scholarly resources to engage in path breaking, multidisciplinary research and develop comparative, historical, and global perspectives on Southeast Asia. CSEAS hosts scholars and researchers who work on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study. With considerable scholarly resources, CSEAS also offers the invigorating atmosphere of scenic Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan and the main repository of the country’s cultural treasures, to enable researchers to pursue their interests in Southeast Asian area studies. The Center’s multi-disciplinary character and the diverse research interests of our faculty offer visiting research scholars an ideal opportunity for the exchange of ideas, collaboration, and the cultivation of comparative perspectives. Fourteen fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally between a period of three to six-months, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months. Applicants are not limited to scholars: CSEAS has hosted government officials, journalists, public intellectuals, librarians, NGO workers, IT specialists, writers, artists, and other professionals on short-term visits.
For more information and application procedures, click here.
June 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Proposals should be submitted to email@example.com by June 15, 2018.
The mission of the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN) is to promote research on, and awareness of, Southeast Asia. Toward that end, NYSEAN has established the Partners Fund to foster collaboration among academics, artists, policymakers and other professionals working on contemporary Southeast Asia. To promote such cooperation, the NYSEAN Partners Fund is issuing a call for proposals aimed at funding conferences, small workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, art installations or performances that address historical or contemporary issues in Southeast Asia and/or U.S.-Southeast Asia relations.
Where possible, proposals should relate to specific outcomes including academic or journalistic publications, media commentaries, podcasts, videos or appropriate artistic outputs. Applicants must be members of NYSEAN, and should be affiliated with a formal partner of NYSEAN listed on the NYSEAN website. Proposals should be in the $3,000 to $12,000 range. Events should be held during the fall semester of 2018, and all expenses should be incurred by December 31, 2018.
Recipients of must submit a narrative report on the outcome of their program within 30 days of the event. The narrative report should include the following: a description of the event; a record of the number of participants/attendees; a plan for the dissemination of the knowledge produced by the event; a budget reconciliation; and an assessment of how the event helped advance NYSEAN’s mission.
For more information, visit the NYSEAN website.
The International Conference on Business & Human Rights: Holding Governments Accountable in Asia will focus on the role of governments in protecting human rights from the impacts of business operations in Asia, under Pillar 1 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. Participants will include academics, researchers, practitioners and members of civil society, from Southeast Asia and around the world. Full details on themes and objectives can be found at the event website and Facebook event page, and I have attached the conference poster to this email as a PDF. After the conference, selected good-quality papers will feature in a book to be published by a reputable international publisher.
We are accepting abstracts up until the final deadline of 28 May 2018. In addition, we are accepting expressions of interest for partnership with the conference. More information on this is available at the partnership site.
All abstracts and queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
NYU Global Center of Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL), Room 375.
Please join NYU ISA and Permias NYC in welcoming Dr. Halim Alamsyah, Chairman of the Indonesia Deposit Insurance Corporation (ICDC), former Deputy Governor of The Central Bank of Indonesia and former Commissioner of Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (FSA).
He will be speaking about how the Indonesian economic infrastructures maintained resilience amidst the Asian financial crisis, as well as how it has continued to improve since. In addition to that, Dr. Alamsyah will provide an outlook of the current developments, challenges, and opportunities within the Indonesian economy.
This discussion will be moderated by Professor Ismail Fajrie Alatas of New York University. Please join this event by registering below (non-NYU guests may enter the Kimmel Center or the Global Center by registering at the registration desk):
- NYU ISA
- Permias NYC
The SSRC has received a three-year, $660,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for Asian studies development. The grant funds two initiatives: the SSRC Global Scholars Initiative and the AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series. On the latter, the SSRC is partnering with the Association for Asian Studies.
The Global Scholars Initiative will develop the capacity of Asian scholars to produce English-medium articles, making their research accessible to broader academic audiences while supporting these scholars in their careers; the AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series, a renewal by the Luce Foundation, offers intensive feedback and networking to PhD candidates at strategic points in their careers, thereby supporting the next generation of scholars of Asia.
The Global Scholars Initiative will be managed from the SSRC’s Tokyo office, while the AAS-SSRC Dissertation workshops will be managed from the SSRC’s Brooklyn headquarters.
More information on both initiatives is forthcoming. For those interested in learning more, please email Nicole Levit at email@example.com.
The Indonesian mission to the United Nations is sponsoring a performance and workshop on angklung, a traditional music of Indonesia.
Experience the Anklung Bamboo Orchestra at the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber. Be a part of the performance and play and take home your very own anklung.
For more information, or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN CALL FOR RESEARCHERS
DEADLINE APRIL 23, 2018
The Asia Culture Research Institute (ACRI) in the Asia Culture Center (ACC) is seeking ACC Residency Fellows (ACC-R Fellow), in order to promote diversity of research surrounding Asian culture and enhance cooperation between institutes and researchers focused on the subject.
The ACC-R Fellow will contribute to humanistic discourse and expand cultural horizons, it is a program which seeks to support researchers who have developed original research themes on the subject of Asia. The program will run for two to six months from June to November, 2018, depending on the duration stipulated on the participants’ application.
During the program, each visiting researcher will be actively involved in exchanges with other participants. They will have many opportunities to enhance their own expertise with the possibility of follow-up studies through various academic events in the ACC, such as symposiums and seminars, etc.
We are looking forward to receiving applications from passionate, dedicated researchers who would like to join in our sincere effort to look at Asia in a new way and promote cultural diversity.
To apply, click here.
The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and the U.S Department of State, in cooperation with The United States - Indonesia Society (USINDO) are pleased to announce the application process and deadlines for the Fall 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. The YSEALI is the US government's signature program to strengthen leadership development as well as networking in Southeast Asia, particularly between young leaders from United States and Southeast Asia.
The YSEALI PFP Fall 2018 will be held from October 6 - November 17, 2018. This year will focus on the theme of governance and society. It is open to young political and policy leaders from Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. The YSEALI PFP includes a week of political and policy discussions in Washington, DC; a month-long individual fellowship in an American office; and participation in a three-day global Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC. This exchange of ideas and knowledge will serve as a foundation on which to establish sustainable two-way partnerships between the young political and policy professionals from these Southeast Asian countries and their American counterparts, with the goal of strengthening good governance, enhancing economic empowerment, and increasing civic engagement. With the invaluable experience gained from this fellowship, the young leaders from Southeast Asia may identify their generation's greatest challenges in the region and develop ideas in tackling them.
• Must be a citizen of Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam and have a professional background and project related to the legislative process and governance
• Between the ages of 25-35
• Fluent in oral and written English
• Provide a comprehensive, well-conceived written framework for a project to benefit civil society or governance in your home country
• Self-directed and able to work effectively in cross-cultural settings
• Demonstrated commitment to public service
• Leadership potential in the government, private sector, or civil society
• Committed to organizing an 7-10 day program in their country for an American mentor
• Committed to become an active member in the YSEALI community
• Cannot hold a dual-US citizenship or have traveled on a J-1 VISA for a Department of State sponsored program in the past two years.
International Fellows Overview
The international fellows from each country will travel to Washington, DC for a 5-day program orientation and federal government overview as well as cultural outings.
Each fellow will participate in a 4-week intensive fellowship in a separate political, policy, or civil society office with day-to-day mentoring and guidance from a single point of contact, their fellowship host. The fellows will meet their American mentor, an ACYPL alumni, to attend meetings pertaining to current events in the area, and together will develop action plans for a series of follow-on activities to be conducted in the fellows' home country.
At the conclusion of the program, all international fellows will return to Washington, DC for a 3-day Professional Fellows Congress where they will interact and share their experiences with other international fellows from different programs.
Upon returning to their home countries, select international fellows will work with their American mentors to create an 7-10 day program in which the American mentor will visit each of fellows' places of employment to learn more about what they do, assist in the continuing implementation of their project, meet with local leaders, as well as enjoy cultural outings.
Application Instructions and Deadline:
Eligible candidates are required to submit the complete application form byMarch 30, 2018 the latest. An incomplete or late submission will not be considered. If you were recommended or learned about this program from USINDO (ACYPL's in-country program partner), please indicate it in the application form.
Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the panel consisting of representatives from ACYPL, U.S. Embassy, and USINDO.
AIFIS is proud to be sponsoring a new conference hosted by the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project and Southeast Asia Program, Sounding the State of Indonesian Music. The conference kicked off last night with a wonderful gamelan performance. More information on the conference and surrounding events here.
Together with the Indonesia & Timor Leste Studies Committee, AIFIS will be hosting a reception at this year's Association for Asian Studies Conference in Washington DC. The reception is schedule for 7:30-9:30 on Friday March 23rd, in the Virginia Suite A in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC.
Gamelan Dharma Swara is part of the Spring Revolution Festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.
The presentation includes the world premiere of ‘No Ma Den’ by groundbreaking composer I Dewa Ketut Alit, and the New York premiere of ‘Sari Ing Kerta’ by I Gusti Nyoman Darta, Gamelan Dharma Swara’s Artist-in-Residence.
May 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Rochester Institute of Technology
Membership in NYCAS is open to all persons interested in Asian Studies. While the organization draws its membership primarily from New York State, participants in the annual conference come from throughout the United States and indeed the world. Each person registering for the annual meeting pays a membership fee to NYCAS, which is part of the registration fee, and then is considered a NYCAS member eligible to participate in the annual meeting and to vote in all NYCAS elections for that year. The membership is invited to nominate members of the Executive Board, who are elected in rotation at the annual meetings.
This year’s conference is hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology and the theme is “innovation and invention.” The conference will be held September 21-22. Scholars, both affiliated with an institution as well as independent scholars, are invited to submit proposals for a panel or an individual paper.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), Reference no. 295/0218
Full-time fixed term for 12 months, extendable to two years for high performers, remuneration package: AUD 114Kp.a. (including base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)
The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) is a university-wide multidisciplinary centre at the University of Sydney that promotes scholarly engagement with Southeast Asia. Our postdoctoral positions are available to postdoctoral researchers working on topics related to our five research clusters—economic and social development, environment and resources, health, heritage and the arts, state and society—in any Southeast Asian country (or countries) and in any discipline. This year, we are offering a postdoctoral position in the area of economic and social development.
Appointees, who may sit within the centre or in a relevant host department, are required to spend up to 20% of their time on centre duties, allocated at the discretion of the SSEAC director. The remaining 80% of their time is available for their own research projects, with research targets set in consultation with the SSEAC director. Candidates who have held their PhDs for no more than five (5) years are eligible to apply. Appointments are for one year, with a possible extension for a second year for high-performing appointees.
In this position, you will:
* conduct your individual research according to an agreed timeline and scope
* prepare and submit high-quality publications according to an agreed timeline
* design, plan, schedule and prepare for implementation of future research projects
* contribute to the life of SSEAC through a range of SSEAC-related duties
The successful candidate will have:
* an interest in social and/or economic development in Southeast Asia
* a PhD in a relevant field of study
* experience conducting original research related to Southeast Asia
* experience publishing in high-quality journals
* the ability to actively contribute to the life of SSEAC
To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply, click here search for the position number.
February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall, Bard Graduate Center
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles, this symposium expands upon themes of religion, power, and cultural resilience to include textiles from various parts of the Indonesian archipelago. Speakers include anthropologists, textile historians, and curators each of whom will offer reflections on the agency of Indonesian textiles ranging from their spiritual or ritual uses in their culture of origin to their re-contextualization in Western ethnographic and art museums.
For more information, click here.