Hello from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UW-Madison!

Here are some recent job announcements, fellowships, conferences and other opportunities that may be of interest. Please scroll down to view complete information.


  1. [ACSAA] Positions: Chair in SEA Art, Chair in Tibetan/Buddhist Art, Lecturship in Museology of Asian Art (SOAS, London)
  2. Pre-doc and Post-doc Opportunities for PhD Students working on Indonesia
  3. MSD is Seeking an International Consultant

Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants/Study Programs

  4. The Indonesia and the Malay World Prize
  5. Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS
  6. USINDO Sumitro Fellows Program: 2014 Call for Applications
  7. 2014 Advanced Study of Thai (AST) abroad program
  8. The Project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies, Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University
  9. Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship (for Summer 2014)

Workshops/Conferences/Calls for Papers

  10. Call for Chapters - "Greening ASEAN Economy, Agriculture & Food Security”- Chula University Press (CUP) Edited Book
  11. International Conference on Southeast Asian Islam
  12. Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia (DORISEA) Photo Contest
  13. Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) Congress.

1. [ACSAA] Positions: Chair in SEA Art, Chair in Tibetan/Buddhist Art, Lecturship in Museology of Asian Art (SOAS, London)

SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) is taking applications for three new academic job openings and for a new program of scholarships for postgraduate study of Southeast Asian art history. Please see the links below, and please do forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying.

Job vacancy: Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art
Application Deadline: 7 February 2014

Job vacancy: David L. Snellgrove Chair in Tibetan and Buddhist Art
Application Deadline: 7 February 2014

Job vacancy: Senior Lecturership in Curating and Museology of Asian Art
Application Deadline: 14 February 2014

2. Pre-doc and Post-doc Opportunities for PhD Students working on Indonesia

1. Predoctoral students with excellent ethnographic skills to do field work in Indonesia

Talented and eager ethnographic researchers wanted to conduct case studies of health information and social action interventions in Tanzania and Indonesia. The research project is being conducted by scholars and practitioners at the Ash Center of the Harvard Kennedy School and the Results for Development Institute in Washington, D.C. Each scholar will be expected to closely observe between 5-10 communities in one of the two countries for two years to document the social and political processes of informational intervention, dissemination, reception, social action, and response. These case studies will be paired with separate quantitative survey studies of a larger group of communities. This project is ideal for doctoral students who plan to do field work and write dissertations in either Tanzania or Indonesia. Research project will provide travel, a stipend of $26,000 per year, and language training as needed. Strong references a must and prior field research experience a strong plus.

Application Deadline: 14 March 2014
Full job ad and application procedure: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Students-Education/Fellowships/Transparency-for-Development

2. Postdoc in political economy in the Netherlands

(the actual deadline for this is later than indicated here - 1 March 2014)

3. MSD is Seeking an International Consultant

More Information: linhnguyen@msdvietnam.org

MSD is seeking an international consultant on developing Code and certificate system on transparency and accountability. Deadline is February 17th 2014.

Position: International consultant
Time: March 2014
Location: Hanoi Vietnam

4. Indonesia and the Malay World Prize

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2014
More Information: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants/

The Editorial Board of Indonesia and the Malay World is pleased to announce a new prize for original articles produced by young scholars (‘young scholar’ being defined as either someone in the process of completing their PhD or someone who has been awarded their doctorate within the last five years) working on the languages, literatures, art, archaeology, history, religion, anthropology, performing arts, cinema and tourism of the region covered by the journal (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, southern Thailand, southern Philippines).

Award-winning submissions will be published in the journal.

No rigid limit is imposed on the length of the contribution but it should be appreciated that the most suitable length is 6-8,000 words. Articles should be formatted in accordance with the style of Indonesia and the Malay World, and should be written in excellent academic English.

Submissions should be submitted by email attachment, together with a brief CV, to imw@soas.ac.uk, by 31 August 2014. Any queries should be directed to Dr Ben Murtagh, bm10@soas.ac.uk.

5. Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS

Application Deadline: 17:00 (UK local time), 14 March 2014.
More Information: scholarships@soas.ac.uk

Scholarships for SEA-resident students to undertake postgraduate study of SEA art history:

The Alphawood Scholarship Programme has been created to bring outstanding students to SOAS who will undertake a range of postgraduate studies that focus on Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia.

These scholarships will be awarded to candidates who intend to help the preservation and advancement of Southeast Asian art in the region through teaching, further study or any other activity.

Up to 13 Alphawood scholarships will be available in 2014/15. Of these, it is likely that 10 will be for postgraduate taught courses (Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate or Master’s), while up to three will be available for research degrees (MPhil/PhD).  

The Alphawood scholarships will cover tuition fees in full (at the overseas rate), a generous stipend to cover the costs of living and studying in central London, as well as flights to and from the UK and provision of English language or other pre-course training (at SOAS), if deemed necessary.                       

6. USINDO Sumitro Fellows Program: 2014 Call for Applications

Application Deadline: 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 research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. One Fellowship is also awarded to an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-United States relationship.

7. 2014 Advanced Study of Thai (AST) abroad program

Application Deadline: March 5, 2014

Dr. Tom Gething is again organizing an Advanced Study of Thai (AST) program this year, to run from June 21 through August 15, 2014 in Chiang Mai at Chiang Mai University.

We need a minimum of six participants in order to conduct the program. We have set the application deadline for March 5, 2014. Students will be required to pay for their costs, including air travel, food and lodging while in Thailand as well as tuition (estimated to be $1600 per student). Last year USED authorized the use of summer FLAS awards for AST attendees.
For more information and to apply, go to: http://jsis.washington.edu/seac/ast/ or gething@uw.edu .

8. The Project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies, Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Application Deadline Extended: 28 February, 2014
More Information: http://www.thaistudies.chula.ac.th/images/stories/ENITSscholarship/2014/2014_poster.jpg and http://www.thaistudies.chula.ac.th/

To increase and disseminate research works and encourage young researchers in Thai studies, the Project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies (ENITS), Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, wishes to call your attention to the availability of scholarships for graduate students and scholars working on Thai studies or related disciplines. Pleaes visit the links above for more information regarding the ENITS scholarships.

9. Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship (for Summer 2014)

Application Deadline: 24 February 2014

The Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship program is now accepting applications from graduate students for Summer 2014 awards.

Two different types of awards are given annually:
     - International Internship Fellowships to support graduate students interested in undertaking practitioner internships abroad
      - International Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students planning to conduct preliminary dissertation field research

The program is open to graduate students of any nationality enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Complete details on the application requirements are available online at: http://global.wisc.edu/skj/apply.htm

Questions about the SKJ Fellowship should be directed to Mark Lilleleht, Program Coordinator @ Global Studies, by email (skj@global.wisc.edu) or phone at 608.265.6070.

10. Call for Chapters - "Greening ASEAN Economy, Agriculture & Food Security”- Chula University Press (CUP) Edited Book

Deadline for Submissions: February 21, 2014
For more information email Wayne Nelles Ph.D.:wayne.nelles@viu.ca

This Call for Chapters is for an edited book to be published this year by Chulalongkorn University Press (CUP) as a small contribution to regional activities associated with the United Nations International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), 2014. The book further aims to offer critical perspectives on “greening” agriculture and food security in the new ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as in prepares to launch in 2015.

Some of you are already aware of the initiative. Others are learning about it here. I hope the final result will be a useful reference source or possible classroom textbook for teachers and students of ASEAN studies, agrarian and rural studies, and agricultural education with its documentation of civil society organization (CSO) and farmer group concerns about ASEAN integration, as well as analyses of policies, programs and reform initiatives of universities, governments, regional organizations and international agencies in the ASEAN region.

The working title of the planned book is: “ASEAN FOOD SECURITY, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND AGRARIAN REFORM IN A GREEN ECONOMY: Critical Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press (CUP). We already have some draft chapters submitted based on a related August 2013 Symposium held in Bangkok. If you have not already discussed a concept with me, but are interested in submitting a chapter, please email me your expression of interest ASAP (with affiliation, tentative title and short abstract 250-500 words maximum) to assess if your contribution might fit. I will send you the background paper (Draft Chapter One) with August 2013 Symposium Report and Summary “Bangkok Statement” providing more context.

Deadline for 1st Draft of Chapters is short, Friday February 21st 2014. So the idea is mainly to build on work you have already done or are doing, is not submitted elsewhere, is not subject to copyright restrictions, or can be reprinted from other sources with permission. There is some flexibility with the publisher about timing before the book goes to press. But we would still like to finalize all confirmed authors early enough to prepare related publicity to coincide with planned IYFF celebrations at Chulalongkorn University, the week of 24-28 March 2014. We may organize a related panel discussion and I will follow-up with details later.

11. International Conference on Southeast Asian Islam

Conference Dates: 14-16 August 2014.
Deadline for Abstract Submission is April 30, 2014
For More Information: Click Here

The Center for the study of Islam and Society of the State Islamic University Jakarta will organize an International Conference on "Southeast Asian Islam: Legacy and New Interpretation." The conference is held in Jakarta on 14-16 August 2014. It is to commemorate 20 years of Studia Islamika, Indonesian Journal for Islamic Studies.

Call for papers

Abstracts should be at least 150 words long but not more than 500 words. Together with CV, abstracts should be emailed as attachment to:  studia.conference@ppim.or.id.  The deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2014.  Notification of acceptance will be made by May 16, 2014 and confirmation of attendance should be received by the committee by May 30, 2014. Only those abstracts that have been reviewed and selected by the conference chairpersons may be presented. For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by July 31, 2014.


12. Asian Highlands Perspectives (AHP) is Seeking Articles and Book Reviews for its Sixth Annual Collection of Essays.

For more information on AHP, please visit http://plateauculture.org/asian-highlands-perspectives

About AHP:
AHP is a peer reviewed, open access, trans-disciplinary journal focusing on the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding regions, including the Southeast Asian Massif, Himalayan Massif, the Extended Eastern Himalayas, the Mongolian Plateau, and other contiguous areas. Cross-regional commonalities in history, culture, language, and socio-political context invite investigations of an interdisciplinary nature not served by current academic forums. AHP contributes to the regional research agendas of Sinologists, Tibetologists, Mongolists, and South and Southeast Asianists, while also forwarding theoretical discourse on grounded theory, interdisciplinary studies, and collaborative scholarship.

AHP welcomes a wide range of submissions from those with an interest in the area. Given the dearth of current knowledge of this culturally complex area, we encourage submissions of descriptive accounts of local realities – especially by authors from communities in the Asian Highlands – as well as theory-oriented articles. We publish items of irregular format – long articles, short monographs, photo essays, fiction, auto-ethnography, etc. Authors receive a PDF version of their published work. Potential contributors are encouraged to consult previous issues.

Expressions of interests: 20 February 2014
First drafts:1 May 2014
Expected publication: late 2014

13. Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) Congress.

Conference Dates: September 19-20, 2014
Deadline for Abstract: 15 May 2014

The Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs (ISEAA), Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Chiang Mai University, Thailand would like to announce the latest up-coming annual Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) Congress. The conference will be held on September 19-20, 2014. Though it stresses political science, APISA is an interdisciplinary association which looks at issues across Asia. .

For Abstract Submission and Inquiries: paul@iseaa.org


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