Jobs, Scholarships, and Conferences in Southeast Asian Studies

Supervisory Librarian
Various Collections, including Southeast Asia, Library of Congress
Listing Closes: June 7, 2024


Executive Director
Asia Center, Harvard University


Resident Director
Center for Khmer Studies


Visiting Assistant Professor: Modern Asian History
University of Oregon
Application Review Starts: April 15, 2024


Faculty Position in the History of Asia
University of São Paulo
Application Deadline: April 22, 2024


PhD Position: Colonial Environmental History (19th Century Dutch East Indies)
Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University
Application Deadline: May 17, 2024


Assistant Professor (Southeast Asia: Digital Studies, STS, Economics and/or Religious Studies)
The National University of Singapore
Application Due: June 15, 2024


Visiting Faculty of Southeast Asian American / Southeast Asian Diasporic Studies
UMass Lowell


Visiting Professor of Asia
Department of History, Loyola University New Orleans


Assistant Professor, Asian Studies
University of Hawaii-Manoa


Assistant Professor in Southeast Asia
Brown University


Assistant/Associate Professor of Critical Filipinx Studies
UC Santa Cruz


Other Useful Sites Listing Job Postings, Opportunities and Resources

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Asia Society Careers

Association for Asian Studies Career Center

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations

DevEx Jobs

DevNetJOBS.org

GlobalJobs.org

Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asia (GETSEA)

Humanities & Social Sciences Online

idealist.org

The National Bureau of Asian Research

New York Southeast Asia Network Opportunities

Peace Corps

ReliefWeb Jobs

Translators: The Language Doctors

USAID Careers

U.S. ASEAN Business Council

U.S. Department of State

World Health Organization Careers

SEALC-GETSEA Language Tuition Support (AY 2024-2025)
Application Deadline: July 12, 2024

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Southeast East Asian Language Council (SEALC) and The Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortia award financial assistance to students who incur tuition fees when studying a Southeast Asian language via synchronous distance learning during the academic year at an institution other than their home institution. This award is intended to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration and increase access to Southeast Asian language instruction. Eligibility requires that the course is credit-bearing at a North American institution and that the applicant is a full-time student at a North American institution. Priority will be given to graduate students, but all are encouraged to apply. SEALC and GETSEA encourage applicants to consider attending SEASSI which serves as an excellent resource for summer language instruction. This award is intended to improve access during the academic year so that students can obtain multi-year instruction in a timely manner.


Southeast Asian Archive Anne Frank Visiting Researcher Award
Application Deadline: April 19, 2024

In 2024, the UC Irvine Libraries is offering awards of $1,000 each to two individuals to use the research collections in the Southeast Asian Archive, part of the UC Irvine Libraries Special Collections and Archives.

The award is intended for a researcher who lives outside of Orange County and is not currently affiliated with UC Irvine. Faculty, students, and independent researchers (including film makers, scriptwriters, playwrights, biographers, novelists, and others) are encouraged to apply. The $1,000 award is intended to defray expenses for traveling to Irvine and conducting research in the Southeast Asian Archive.

Applications will be judged according to the relevance of the proposal to the holdings of the Southeast Asian Archive, the proposed outcome of the research, and the qualifications of the applicant.


International Workshop on Climate-Resilient Development in Southeast Asia
Application Deadline: April 20, 2024

An increasing number of studies warn that climate change is a major threat to human societies and is projected to cause growing damage and loss in the near future, even if currently planned mitigation goals are met. The question of how to maintain and enhance “climate resilience” – the capacity of socio-ecosystems to survive and develop in changing climate – is of utmost importance. Promoting climate-resilient development has become a key priority in fields like risk management, urban planning, health care and others. Southeast Asia includes multiple emerging economies facing increasing threats of global warming and climate overshoot. Meanwhile, Southeast Asian countries are quickly developing social and economic systems and enhancing capacities to cope with climate impacts.

However, scientific research is insufficiently developed to understand the evolving capacity of social resilience to climate change impacts. We invite participation in an “International Workshop on Climate-Resilient Development in Southeast Asia” to explore with colleagues from Southeast Asia whether, where, and how climate resilient development can be enhanced both in general and in their region in particular.


Southeast Asia Bioethics Network Grants
Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

The Southeast Asia (SEA) Bioethics Network, supported by the Wellcome Trust Research Development Award [grant no. 222870/Z/21/Z], is dedicated to being the leading resource for bioethics in SEA. Our mission is to raise SEA perspectives and provide a platform for unheard and underrepresented voices in bioethics. Focused on ethical issues in healthcare for marginalised mobile populations and emerging health technologies, the Network seeks to understand regional bioethical issues and engage with relevant communities to co-produce meaningful and context-specific solutions.

In line with our commitment to increase awareness, capacity and collaboration in SEA, we are pleased to invite applications for grants from individuals interested in undertaking bioethics research or projects which address current challenges and opportunities in bioethics in SEA. These grants are aimed at supporting students, scholars, researchers and professionals working in bioethics or bioethics-related disciplines in SEA. They will also contribute to our mission of supporting an inclusive, vibrant and sustainable bioethics community in the region.


Pick/Laudati Southeast Asia Research Fellowship

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Libraries invites international scholars to come to the library for a two week research opportunity, using library materials in the Southeast Asia Collection. The fellowship aims to assist researchers from countries where Southeast Asia materials are limited or not readily available for research. Generously funded by the Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn Laudati Endowment, this fellowship offers financial support of up to $5,500 to cover international airfare, accommodation, visa fees, health insurance, and a living stipend for two weeks.

NIU will provide a letter of invitation that the fellow may use to apply for a visa to travel to the United States. It is the responsibility of the fellow to obtain the visa, including paying for visa fees in advance. NIU will manage travel arrangements, including booking international flight tickets, arranging ground transportation between Chicago and NIU, and reserving accommodations at the NIU Holmes Student Center for the fellow. NIU Libraries will provide a workspace in the library and research assistance to the fellow.


CIPS Fellowship Program

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies invites qualified researchers to join our CIPS Fellowship Program. We envision the CIPS Fellowship as the gateway for researchers who are completing their postgraduate theses to conduct their research in Indonesia over a period of six months. Our goal is to make this Fellowship a space of collaboration for exchanging ideas, engaging in lively debates, and expanding each other’s networks.


Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network

The Mansfield-Luce program is to connect scholars of Northeast and Southeast Asia through training, senior mentorships, and networking opportunities, including a twelve-day study trip to Asia. The program also encourages scholars to participate in the U.S. policy-making process and contribute to a better understanding of U.S.-Asia relations.

To apply, please go to the application instruction page and download the application form. You can submit your application via email at applications@mansfieldfdn.org.


Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

The fellowships are awarded to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and young/mid-career professionals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States, who are already at or near an advanced level in the language and ready to advance to professional fluency.

The grants provide a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs in East Asia such as:
● Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan
● International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan
● Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
● Seoul National University, Sogang University and other language programs in South Korea

In addition to Chinese, Japanese and Korean, Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are also available for advanced language study in:
● Thailand     ● Vietnam     ● Indonesia     ● Cambodia


Open Calls for Funding – Living Through Upheaval Grants Program

UCHRI’s 2024-25 calls for funding are now open. This year’s calls include funding to support innovative, systemwide faculty and graduate student working groups, residential research groups, conferences, engaging humanities, and more. We especially invite proposals that engage with our theme of “Living Through Upheaval.” While the thematic can inform applications to all open calls, four calls directly address this thematic: Historical and Contemporary Leadership in Social Movements; Racial Infrastructures; Conjuring Future(s); and Unexpected Collaborations Beyond the Humanities. Most deadlines are in February each year. Stay tuned for three new calls for funding to open in February.


SEALC-GETSEA Language Tuition Support

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Southeast East Asian Language Council (SEALC) and The Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortia award financial assistance to students who incur tuition fees when studying a Southeast Asian language during the academic year at an institution other than their home institution via synchronous distance learning. This award is intended to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration and increase access to Southeast Asian language instruction. Eligibility requires that the course is credit-bearing at a North American institution and that the applicant is a full-time student at a North American institution. Priority will be given to graduate students, but all are encouraged to apply. SEALC and GETSEA encourage applicants to consider attending SEASSI which serves as an excellent resource for summer language instruction. This award is intended to improve access during the academic year so that students can obtain multi-year instruction in a timely manner.

What does the assistance cover?

The award provides partial tuition reimbursement for synchronous distance learning of a SE Asian language at a North American institution.

Application process:

Please email sealc@intl.wisc.edu with any questions you may have.


Fulbright-Hays Funding

Group Projects Abroad Program

The Group Projects Abroad Program accepts applications for FY short-term (short-term seminars, curriculum development teams, and group research or study projects) and long-term projects (advanced overseas intensive language projects).

Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for 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.


Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Program provides a year-long internship in an Asian country related to the scholar’s interests. The program is designed to provide an extended period of exposure to an Asian country for highly qualified young Americans who lack extensive knowledge of Asian affairs and who would not gain this knowledge through their normal career trajectories. Any professional field will be considered, except Asian Affairs/Asian Studies. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, graduate students, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. 2025-2026 grants will open in April.


Rotary Peace Fellowship

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.


Asia Internship Program 

The AIP positive impact scholarship is aimed at students of institutions throughout the world to kickstart the restart of global mobility amid the nearing end of the global pandemic. AIP decided to offer a number of institutions the possibility to refer their students, either directly by partnering with us or indirectly by simply advertising our scholarship, for a chance to win a remote internship scholarship with AIP. Email info@internsinasia.com with questions.


Glenn Anthony May Memorial Scholarship

The Glenn Anthony May Memorial Scholarship is intended to honor Professor Glenn Anthony May, a history professor who spent 32 years teaching at the University of Oregon. Prof May had a deep love for the Philippines and authored 5 books on the region. In tribute to his work, this scholarship is intended to provide scholarships to students who are Filipino or of Filipino heritage and/or are pursuing a field of study related to Southeast Asian Studies with a preference for those focused on the Philippines. This scholarship is available to all students, including those living and studying outside of Oregon, who are currently enrolled or have plans to enroll at least half time at any 2- or 4-year public institution or nonprofit private college in the United States. Email Harper Pulsipher, Administrative Assistant for Scholarships (hpulsipher@oregoncf.org), for more information.


Center for Khmer Studies

The Center for Khmer Studies is a non-governmental institution supported by international foundations, educational institutions, scholars, the US Department of Education, and interested individuals and philanthropists from the US, France, and Cambodia. The Center facilitates a range of fellowships, including Senior, Scholar-in-Residence, Dissertation, and Junior Resident Fellowships.


Center for Indonesian Policy Studies

CIPS invites qualified researchers to join our Visiting Research Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad, to conduct field research in Indonesia over a 3-6 month period. CIPS also opens the opportunity for post-doctoral or non-degree fellowships.

If you are interested in the Fellowship Program, please send an e-mail to contact@cips-indonesia.org


Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

CAORC offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which enable fellows to visit and carry out research within CAORC’s network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs).

In addition, each ORC offers fellowships and grant opportunities specific to its region. Visit the ORC Fellowships & Grants page for more information on opportunities within the ORC network.


USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-Asia)

Scholarships for undergraduate U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. For more information on undergraduate scholarships, click here.


Visiting Research Fellowship: Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS)

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is offering Visiting Research Fellowships. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad. The program supports their field research in Indonesia over a 3 (three) to 6 (six)-month period. CIPS also opens this opportunity to post-doctoral or non-degree research. The preferred research areas are in economics, public policy/public management, education, politics, and development studies.

CIPS is a public policy think tank dedicated to providing policy analysis and practical policy recommendations to decision-makers within Indonesia’s legislative and executive branches of government. CIPS focuses its research and policy advocacy on issues concerning education policy reform, food security and agriculture, as well as general issues affecting the livelihood of low-income communities. We have previously cooperated with local governments, the National Development and Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, UNESCO, and many other reputable organizations.

The Visiting Research Fellowship program offers the researchers the necessary office space while conducting their research in Jakarta. We are also able to offer administrative assistance for the stay of the researcher and other arrangement of the field research. For more information, please visit the website or email contact@cips-indonesia.org.


The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Programs

For complete information on the educational exchange programs offered by USINDO (including a summer studies program, a masters fellowship, professional fellows, etc), visit the USINDO website linked above.


Boren Awards for Language Study and Research in Southeast Asia

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer‐term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.

Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of East & Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language‐focused study abroad.
The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate‐level research, and academic internships abroad.

Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the application process. Sign up today here. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, fields of study, and annual deadlines can be found at www.borenawards.org.

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution‐specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‐800‐618‐NSEP or boren@iie.org.


Princeton in Asia Fellowships

Princeton in Asia offers one to two-year job placements in Asia to new graduates. Fellows work to develop skills and contribute to the work of host organizations in diverse focus areas, including arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, public health and STEM. Princeton in Asia selects Fellows who are committed to furthering the PiA mission of fostering mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia.

Join us in celebrating a quarter-century of scholarship, learning, and intellectual exchange on Southeast Asia at Stanford! This special all-day event will bring together experts to discuss a variety of current issues in Southeast Asia including geopolitical competition, environmental sustainability, and gender inequality. The economic and sociopolitical futures of the region will also be debated, and alumni of the Southeast Asia Program will share their scholarly experiences and findings.


PBIC International Thai Studies Conference: The Jataka Tradition of Thailand

June 1, 2024
Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand)
Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2024

Aiming to bring together both Thai and English language scholarship, this conference will feature presentations on old and new jatakas in Thailand and the surrounding region.


18th Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Symposium
June 14, 2024
Southeast Asian Studies Program, Graduate School of Chulalongkorn University
Abstract Deadline: March 29, 2024

 


2024 International Interdisciplinary Conference on Myanmar’s Borderlands: Myanmar’s Borderlands: Past, Present & Future
June 17 – 19, 2024
Inya Institute, hosted by Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024

Myanmar’s currently expanding crisis is bringing to the fore long-standing developments and narratives about its borderlands, which now assume additional critical relevance. Of particular significance are the socio-economic, political, and cultural dynamics of communities living in areas that have been often described as “peripheries.” These communities have long been challenging the physical and administrative barriers imposed by successive government administrations and have developed their own forms of governance.

The interdisciplinary conference’s theme is deliberately broad in the time span it covers and will offer presenters and the audience an opportunity to pursue an inclusive conversation on Myanmar’s borderlands; to consider alternate framings of these territories and their populations, not just through the typical lenses of geographical and methodological borders; and to emphasize the unique contributions of these communities to the ecosystems, history, economy, and cultures of the Southeast Asia Region and their interconnectedness.


AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies
June 18 – 22, 2024
The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS),  Michigan State University (MSU) Asian Studies Center (Virtual)
Submission Deadline: March 7, 2024

Indonesia is experiencing a kind of ascendance on the global stage that is drawing a lot of attention and interest. Notably, Indonesia’s success stands out compared to other contexts as the nation continues to be a global exemplar of religious pluralism and democracy. And yet there is a sense of the Indonesian project being somehow “unfinished,” stuck, or backsliding in some ways. What progress (kemajuan) has been made and how do we know? In environmental management, Indonesia is either on the cusp of fulfilling great opportunity as a leader in global climate change or of resource degradation and collapse. Inspired images of the plan to construct a national eco-capital city, Nusantara, symbolizes Indonesia’s sustainable future but contrasts with continued dependence of resource extraction evident from the many coal barges pummeling past the banks of the Mahakam river.

A discourse of Indonesia’s ascendance suggests there is great change on the horizon: hopes for a just transition of power, improvements in the downstream impact of governance and policy (hilirisasi), decreased forms of digital authoritarianism and legal discrimination, sustainable development achievements, an expanded role for women across professions and in public life, and strengthened relationships between civil society and the state. There is a great sense of creative energy within Indonesia, and as a by-product, within Indonesian Studies. Poverty pressing with genius, a landscape in which people are emboldened to assemble things together in new ways, not just as a means of survival but a reflection of innovation and resilience.

The program committee invites abstract submissions from scholars across broad disciplinary perspectives in the study of Indonesia. While abstracts on any topic focusing on Indonesia are welcome, the committee is especially interested in research that engages discourses on the trajectory of Indonesia, past and present, and broadly defined.


SEAREG 2024 Summer Conference
July 1 – 3, 2024
Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), hosted by the Southeast Asia Research Centre at the City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

Mid-/Advanced-Career Thematic Sessions at the SEAREG Conference provide more established scholars of Southeast Asia the opportunity to present their research and gain valuable feedback from the SEAREG community.


AAS-in-Asia 2024
July 9 – 11, 2024
Association for Asian Studies, hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Submission Deadline: PASSED

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at AAS-in-Asia 2024, the conference that brings Asian Studies to a more intimate and engaging setting. Designed specifically for scholars and enthusiasts of Asian Studies, this event offers an incredible opportunity to participate in panel sessions, network with colleagues, and explore the latest research in a smaller, more focused environment.

AAS-in-Asia 2024 is a joint collaboration between the prestigious Association for Asian Studies and the Universitas Gadjah Mada. While it may be smaller in size compared to the Annual Conferences held in North America, this conference packs a punch with its exciting features. You can expect a diverse range of sessions, thought-provoking keynote speakers, captivating book exhibits, and delightful receptions.

For those who are unable to attend the Annual Conferences located in North America, AAS-in-Asia provides a unique chance to dive deep into Asian Studies within a select country within Asia and connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you’re a seasoned scholar or a passionate student, this event promises valuable insights, meaningful discussions, and the opportunity to expand your professional network.


De/Centering Southeast Asia: The 5th SEASIA Biennial International Conference 2024
July 18 – 20, 2024
University of the Philippines (Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2023

“De/Centering Southeast Asia” is the 5th SEASIA Biennial International Conference. It will be hosted by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines, one of the member institutions of the Consortium of Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA). The conference is intended to be platform for centering Southeast Asian scholarship within Asia, by shifting one’s analytical position away from a dominant center towards the periphery to strengthen expertise, amplify voices, and resist subordination in these peripheries. De/Centering challenges dominant narratives and perspectives historically centered in the “West” and its gaze on Southeast Asia, and highlights the diverse and complex experiences, histories and cultures of the region as told by Southeast Asians themselves.


EuroSEAS 13th Conference
July 23 – 25,  2024 with excursion on July 26
Roeterseiland Campus, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NL)
Proposal deadline: March 30, 2024

The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 13th conference at the University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland Campus in the centre of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 July to 25 July 2024, with the option to join an excursion and guided tour on 26 July.

As an international and multi-disciplinary scholarly organisation, EuroSEAS invites scholars and PhD students (if supported by a senior) from all academic disciplines with an interest in Southeast Asia to submit panels that explore relevant research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as discuss theoretical and methodological aspects of research generated in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.


ICAS 13: Crossways of Knowledge, An International Conference-Festival
July 28 – August 1, 2024
International Institute for Asian Studies, hosted at Universitas Airlangga (Surabaya, Indonesia)
Early Bird Registration: April 5, 2024
Regular Registration: April 15, 2024

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is gathering in Surabaya as a conference festival (ConFest) in the summer of 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect in person with your colleagues in the field of Asian Studies! ICAS is a global, immersive platform enabling individuals and institutions to come together to exchange views on a variety of issues pertaining to Asia and beyond. The meeting attracts participants from all continents to engage in interdisciplinary dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines, knowledge sectors and geographic regions.


17th International Indonesia Forum Conference: Unity in Diversity: Appreciating the ‘Local’ in Indonesia
August 27 – 28, 2024
International Indonesia Forum, hosted by State Islamic University Ar-Raniry (Banda Aceh, Indonesia)
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2024

The motto “Unity in Diversity” is a hallmark of Indonesian identity. The various groups and peoples living in the archipelago all contribute to form Indonesia. The country’s strength comes from decades of cooperation, integration, and conflict resolution, all of which have been integral to maintaining the united Indonesian republic. The 17th International Indonesia Forum seeks to emphasize the uniqueness and singular preciousness of the various components of Indonesian unity, as well as the localities that geographically, thematically, or conceptually all brings out a unique aspect of the nation. These localities, ranging from Sabang to Merauke, each of which warrants highlighting and understanding. Therefore, the conference calls once again upon the community of scholars of Indonesia to gather and share their research on the various characteristics, good or bad, as well as the challenges and achievements that contribute to the Indonesian gado gado known to all.


Asia Pacific Feminist Forum 2024: Feminist World-Building: Creative Energies, Collective Journeys
September 12 – 14, 2024
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Applicant Deadline: March 11, 2024
Workshop Proposal Deadline: April 22, 2024

APWLD invites feminists and activists from all across Asia and the Pacific region to register for the 4th Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF)! The Asia Pacific Feminist Forum is a three-day tri-annual event which brings together feminists, activists and Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) for building our feminist analysis; strengthening our linkages and solidarities within and across feminist and women’s rights movements; and sharing our herstories and narratives of feminist resistance and alternatives. Under the theme of Feminist World-Building: Creative Energies, Collective Journeys, the 4th APFF will be a space for Asia Pacific feminist movements to dream, build and lead critical pathways to a new feminist world.


73rd Annual Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA)
September 13 – 15, 2024
Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2024

Open to participants across the world, the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) is an annual conference bringing together scholars of Asian studies from the US Midwest Region (North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin). The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies at the university, secondary, and primary levels. Our mission is to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the American Midwest with colleagues from other parts of the US and around the world.


2024 New York Conference on Asian Studies
September 27 – 28, 2024
New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) hosted at University at Buffalo
Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2024

The notion that the twenty-first century would be considered the “Asian century” emerged prior to the turn of the millennium and gained prominence in the early years of this century. The concept was initially fueled by the rapid economic growth of the so-called “Asian tigers”—Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and later China, all of which have become major players in the global economy. Considering India’s growth, Asia is now home to three of the five largest economies in the world. The idea of an Asian century, however, has taken on newer and more unexpected meanings in the past couple of decades due in part to the cultural influences emanating from places like South Korea, where the production of music, movies, and television dramas have captured global attention.

Both of these economic and the cultural transformations rest upon the technological advances that have shaped our increasingly interconnected world. This interconnectedness creates opportunities, but it also brings with it undeniable challenges: geopolitical tensions, environmental devastation, financial shocks, rapid social change, public health emergencies and numerous other highly complex problems that have the potential to significantly affect life in the Asian century. NYCAS welcomes panel and individual paper proposals that may, but are not required to, address the roots, conditions, problems, promises and possible future outcomes of living in the Asian century from our current vantage point nearly one quarter of the way through it.


23rd Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Resisting Authoritarianism in Eurasia
October 23 – 25, 2024
University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland)
Proposal Deadline: May 7, 2024

This year’s conference will address the challenges posed by the spread and seeming resilience of authoritarianism in Eurasia in a variety of spheres: political contestation, social movements, political legitimacy, repression, and cultural resistance. The spheres reflect the formation and transformation of solidarities in the turbulent times, disruption of previously existing identities in the context of ongoing war in Ukraine and emergence of new ones.


6th Hmong Studies Consortium International Conference
November 1 – 3, 2024
Hmong Studies Consortium, hosted by Merced College (Merced, CA)
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

The Hmong Studies Consortium is an international group of both senior and emerging scholars from several disciplines that approach Hmong Studies with a critical lens. In an effort to strengthen ties with scholars in California’s Central Valley, the Hmong Studies Consortium will host its Sixth International Conference at Merced College. Merced College is one campus in the vast 116-campus California Community College system. Like the surrounding community, Merced College has been home to Hmong people since the early 1980s and is one of the first campuses in the United States to offer courses in Hmong language.

In an effort to foster dialogue between the academy and community, we hope to make this conference a generative experience for Hmong people in the Central Valley. Although this is an academic conference with a strong focus on fostering dialogue in Hmong Studies in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, geography, linguistics, development studies, gender studies, and ethnic studies, artists and activists of various kinds are also encouraged to participate.

Journal of Lao Studies
Center for Lao Studies
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

The study of Laos and the Lao has grown significantly over the past decade. With the opening up of some historical and manuscript archives, the improvement of communication and transportation, and the launching of joint Lao-foreign research projects, Laos has attracted a number of new scholars in diverse fields of expertise. The Journal of Lao Studies (JLS), published by the Center for Lao Studies, is an exciting new scholarly project which is expected to become the first and most prestigious venue in the many disciplines under the umbrella of “Lao Studies.”

We are now accepting submissions of articles, book review suggestions, review articles (extended reviews of major publications, trends in the field, or of political, social, or economic events). These submissions can cover studies on Laos (all ethnic groups), Lao residing in bordering countries (Northeast Thailand, Northeast Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Burma), ethnic groups bordering Laos with a representation in Laos (e.g. Akha, Mien, Khmu, Hmong, Tai Lue, etc.), or studies in regards to Lao disapora outside of Asia (the Americas, Australia, France, Argentina, etc.).


SEALNet Youth Leadership Summit 2024
Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network (SEALNet)
Application Deadline: April 20, 2024

SEALNet Youth Leadership Summit 2024 is a hybrid program that brings together young leaders from all over Southeast Asia. YLS24 will be conducted in two phases: online training and in-person training. Phase 1 online training will be completed over four Saturdays from June 22 to July 13 and Phase 2 in-person training will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from July 22-27, 2024 (detailed schedule will be confirmed once selected). The program will be done through a series of workshops and hands-on activities, participants will learn project management skills, and the skills needed to contribute to social changes within their community. This is to equip them to be effective service leaders. Participants are expected to be present for both phases of the summit.


Sarah M. Bekker Burma Essay Prize for 2024
The Burma Studies Foundation
Deadline: August 31, 2024

The Burma Studies Foundation announces the Sarah M. Bekker Burma Essay Prize for 2024. The prize of US$500 is awarded for the best academic essay of no more than 10,000 words, including notes and bibliography, on a subject dealing with Burma/Myanmar. The prize is open to graduate students in any academic field who are currently registered at a university or college. There are no citizenship or residence requirements.


Call for Submissions: Justice in Translation

The Justice in Southeast Asia Lab (JSEALab) is calling for submissions to Justice in Translation, a web publication series that will publish one short-to-medium length translation [up to 10,000 words] from a Southeast Asian language to English each month. This may be a law, a court decision, an essay, a short story, a poem, a protest declaration, etc. — any piece that a given translator would like to share with a broad, English-reading audience including scholars, practitioners, journalists, and others. Translators should provide a short [500-1000 words] introduction to their translation elaborating its context and significance. Accepted and published translations will receive a 100 USD honorarium.

The JSEALab is part of a five-year initiative on Social Justice in Southeast Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and located in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Human Rights Program. A combination of intensive exchange between faculty and graduate students and public-facing events that aims to foster significant collaboration between academics and practitioners, reflecting both the recognition that a growing number of MAs and PhDs in Southeast Asian Studies are choosing to pursue professional careers outside the university and that there is a need for academic work to be directly responsive to ongoing social justice crises in the region.

Send submissions and questions to: jsealab@wisc.edu.


Volunteer Announcement:  Tutors and Learners

Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS), Foreign Language Learners (FLL) program is designed to help students learn a new language by partnering them up with a native speaker of that language.

We are currently recruiting tutors and learners for our program. Please encourage students to apply to our program as it is a great opportunity for them to improve their speaking and listening skills. Also if you know of any students that are exceptionally skilled in a language, please let them know about our program.

For more information, please email fll.guts@gmail.com.