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.

Fellowships/Scholarships/Grants

  1. University of Hawaii East-West Center Student Affiliate Program
  2. Institute of Asia Pacific Studies Visiting Fellows (Malaysia)
  3. 2014 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia
  4. Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
  5. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
  6. University of Hawaii East-West Center Affiliate Scholar Program

Conferences/Calls for Papers

  7. Council on Thai Studies (COTS) Annual Meeting, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, 18-19 October 2013
  8. 3rd Congress of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies & the 9th National Conference of the Women’s Studies Association of the Philippines, University of the Philippines Diliman, 9-12 December 2013
  9. Call for Papers: UW-Madison Journal of Undergraduate International Studies


 

1. University of Hawaii East-West Center Student Affiliate Program

Application Deadlines: November 1 for Spring 2014 start; April 4 and June 2 for Fall 2014 start
More Information: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/student-programs/opportunities-for-study/student-affiliate-program

Type of study: An opportunity for graduate students to participate in the residential, educational, leadership development and cultural programs at the East-West Center while pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Hawai'i.
Eligibility: Full-time graduate student status at the University of Hawai'i, or participation in a UH graduate exchange program; Open to students from all countries
Provisions: Discounted housing rate in EWC residence halls; Eligible for competitive EWC field study/travel grant awards

The East-West Center Student Affiliate Program was established to expand opportunities for involvement in the programs of the East-West Center. The East-West Center Student Affiliate Program gives externally funded (e.g., Fulbright Scholarship) or self-funded graduate students at the University Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) the opportunity to participate in the Center’s educational programs and leadership development opportunities, and to live in its international residence halls. The Student Affiliate Program provides an opportunity for these individuals to interact on a daily basis with the Center’s degree fellows, scholars, and other participants from across the U.S. and more than 50 countries, and has proved for many to be instrumental in helping to establish lasting relations that extend into future careers or other endeavors.

2. Institute of Asia Pacific Studies Visiting Fellows (Malaysia)

Application Deadlines: 30 October 2013 (January-June Fellows) and 30 March 2014 (July-December Fellows)
More Information: http://www.nottingham.edu.my/Institute-of-Asia-Pacific-Studies/Fellowships.aspx

The Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, invites applications from scholars working on aspects of Asia that connect with the Institute’s theme of New Asian Publics. The theme of New Asian Publics includes the economics of welfare and claim-making (and more, including human security); the politics of representation and social protest (and more); the cultural constitution of citizenship and identity (and more) and the ideas, technologies and actions that bring publics into being. Applications outside of this theme are welcome, but intending applicants should contact the Institute’s Director, Associate Professor Michael Connors, prior to submission.

Applications are especially invited from scholars working in Southeast Asia who wish to use the fellowship to complete a journal article for publication. Applications based on co-authorship with a Nottingham academic are also welcome. We also welcome applications from scholars who have not yet published in English but who have made a recognised contribution to scholarship in their home country. Assistance with English language publication may be offered. Any resulting publications will acknowledge affiliation with IAPS, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. Successful applicants will also be asked to present a seminar.

3. 2014 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia

Application Deadline: 1 November 2013
More Information: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/research/nusstanfordsea/appointments.html

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 1 November 2013 for the 2014 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority.

One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships. A successful candidate will spend one month at NUS and one, two, or three months at Stanford, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows will also have opportunities to speak and take part in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units. In determining the overall length of the fellowship and the sequencing of the stays at each campus, the preferences of the fellow concerned will be taken into account.

Fellowships will normally begin and end within the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. Each fellowship will cover one roundtrip economy-class airfare from the fellow's country of residence to NUS (or Stanford), continuing on to Stanford (or NUS), and returning from Stanford (or NUS) to the fellow's country of residence, and will include a stipend of US$ 7500 per month during the fellowship period.

Complete applications are due by 1 November 2013. Results will be announced no later than mid December 2013.

 

4. Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Application Deadline: 5 November 2013
More Information: www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

5. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study

Application Deadline: 30 December 2013
More Information: http://blakemorefoundation.org/Language%20Grants/Language.htm

Eligible languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, and Burmese

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded to individuals pursuing professional, business, technical, or academic careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language. The grants fund an academic year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and trasnportation, but do not include dependent expenses.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government/public service are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of an East or SE Asian language
  • Have a college undergraduate degree
  • Be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the Grant Guidelines
  • Able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Applications must be postmarked by December 30, 2013. Grants awarded April 2014.

    6. University of Hawaii East-West Center Affiliate Scholar Program

    Application deadline: Received year-round
    More Information: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/student-programs/opportunities-for-study/affiliate-scholar-program

    Type of study: An opportunity for graduate students from universities around the world to have a short-term affiliation with the Center while working on research for a thesis or dissertation related to the Asia Pacific region, and to participate in the Center's residential and educational programs.
    Eligibility: Graduate students from universities world-wide

    The East-West Center’s Affiliate Scholar program provides a limited number of opportunities for graduate students from universities and institutions world-wide, to have a short-term affiliation with the Center while working on a thesis or dissertation research related to the Asia Pacific region. Affiliate scholars pursue their research in the library, and connect with faculty and other scholars and specialists at the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa whom they have previously identified as sharing their interests.

    The Affiliate Scholar Program invites applicants who are able to provide their own funding, which includes but is not limited to travel, living expenses and health insurance. The Affiliate Scholar Program is short-term in nature, with visa sponsorship ranging from one month to a maximum of one year. Affiliate Scholars pay a program administration fee of US $40 per month of award.

    Consideration for the Affiliate Scholar Program is both competitive and based on space availability. There is no set application deadline; however, we recommend that applications be submitted at least a semester (three to four months) in advance of the proposed study period to ensure availability of Center housing. This will also allow sufficient time for visa processing for those applicants who need visa sponsorship.


    7. Council on Thai Studies (COTS) Annual Meeting, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, 18-19 October 2013

    Registration Deadline: 30 September 2013
    More information: http://www.thaistudies.net/

    Please join us as we celebrate 180 years of Thai-U.S. Diplomatic Relations at the 41st meeting of the Council on Thai Studies. This year's meeting will take place on the campus of Northern Illinois University, the birthplace of COTS. The meeting begins at noon on Friday, October 18 and concludes at 6 PM on Saturday, October 19.

    We have an excellent group of Thai scholars presenting this year and two well-known scholars will be our keynote speakers. On Friday, October 18, Professor Srisompob Jitpiromsri from Prince of Songkhla University at Pattani will be speaking on The Formation of Peace Discourse and the Politics of Recognition in the Patani Peace Process.

    On Saturday, October 19, Professor Duncan McCargo from the University of Leeds will be speaking on Dispensing Justice? The Work of Thai Police Investigators.

    Traditionally, there is no registration fee to attend COTS. However, we hope to provide meals during the meeting so please provide your attendance information on our registration form. Please return your registration form by September 30 to jlamb@niu.edu or fax to 815-753-1776. For additional information about the meeting, maps, lodging and a draft program, see www.thaistudies.net/.

     

    8. 3rd Congress of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies & the 9th National Conference of the Women’s Studies Association of the Philippines, University of the Philippines Diliman, 9-12 December 2013

    Deadline for Abstracts: 30 September 2013

    Subthemes for Paper Presentations:

  • Theory and Practice of Women’s Studies in the Information Age
  • Gender, Technology and Education
  • Gender, Digital Technology and Ethics
  • Global Capital and Women’s Participation in the New Economy
  • Policy Regimes and Women’s Right to Information
  • Women’s Transnational Movements
  • Gender, Popular Culture and Media
  • ICT-mediated Violence against Women

    Please submit abstracts of 300 words to the Scientific Committee at wsaphilippines@gmail.com AND to cws@upd.edu.ph on or before 30 September 2013. For further inquiries, please call the UPCWS at telephone number 920-6880 (telefax).

     

    9. Call for Papers: UW-Madison Journal of Undergraduate International Studies

    Deadline for Submissions: 6 October 2013
    More Information: http://www.juis.global.wisc.edu/submissions.html

    The Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2013 issue. The journal seeks to publish the best undergraduate work across the country related to international themes and topics including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, history, comparative politics and economics, development and trade, global security and international health. To view previous issues, please visit: www.juis.global.wisc.edu.

    Our submissions generally range in length from 5 to 20 pages. Submissions must not have been published in any other publication. Current undergraduates and recent graduates (one semester out or less) are eligible to submit their work. To submit your work, email it as an attachment to juis@global.wisc.edu, following these guidelines:

    1. Use an easily read font, such as Times New Roman
    2. Double-space your document
    3. Follow the Chicago Manual of Style for all citations (for help, http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html) This is not a requirement unless the piece is selected for publication
    4. Convert all your citations and footnotes to endnotes
    5. Make sure your name is not present in the text of your work
    6. Include an abstract of 100 words or less

    Submissions must be received by October 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST.

    We also welcome photos, both related to or independent of the content of submitted essays. These photos could appear in the published issues themselves or on our website, www.juis.global.wisc.edu. Photos can be sent as low resolution jpegs to juis@global.wisc.edu Please indicate the subject, the location, and the date of the photo, as well as your name and university affiliation.



     

    The Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    207 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. 53706
    Tel: 608.263.1755 / Fax: 608.263.3735
    Website: http://seasia.wisc.edu/
    E-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu