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The Global Spotlight grants program is an important funding opportunity to support international research by UMN faculty and graduate students.

In 2013-2014, the Global Spotlight program will award grants to faculty (major and seed grants) and graduate and professional students (dissertation and small grants) to support innovative research and the continued development of a global network of engagement and scholarship. This program supports research and scholarly initiatives related to the two current Spotlight themes: global food security or South Asia.

Here is a link to information on the grants program:

http://global.umn.edu/spotlight/grants.html

The grants were announced last spring, but the deadlines for application are now approaching and we hope to get the word out again.

Faculty grant applications are due October 28, and students grant applications are due December 4.

There are three resident director positions available for the Critical Languages Scholarship program's summer programs in India, operated by AIIS. The three positions would be Punjabi in Chandigarh, Urdu in Lucknow and Hindi in Jaipur. Details available by clicking the links below.

Hindi Position

Punjabi Position

Urdu Position

NEH SUMMER SEMINAR FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TEACHERS

India's Past and the Making of the Present

A four-week institute for twenty-four higher education faculty to study the history and culture of India in New Delhi and other important sites on the subcontinent.

Dates: July 1-26 (4 weeks)

Location: New Delhi, Varanasi, and Agra, India

Website: http://www.ccha-assoc.org/India2013

Postmark Deadline: March 4, 2013

Information:
David A. Berry, Project Manager
Community College Humanities Association
c/o Essex County College
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102-1798
973/877-3204
berry@essex.edu

More details below -

Hindi teaching position for the spring semester

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The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures is looking for a Hindi Teacher this semester. If you know of someone who has native or near-native proficiency in Hindi please encourage him/her to apply for the position.

The posting for this position is here: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=108602

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request.

All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall.

Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program.

The application deadline is January 31, 2013. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

Fliers:
Summer 2013
Academic Year 3013
Semester 2013

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

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The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year???s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013
Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org
You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Sardar Patel Award 2012 for best dissertation

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Sardar Patel Award 2012
Call for Submissions

The UCLA Center for India and South Asia, and the Department of History, UCLA announce the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India in 2012. The amount of the award is $10,000.

1. The dissertation must be on any topic on Modern India (the dates of Modern India are defined as 1800 to the present).

2. The topic must also fall within the following fields of study: History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education or the Fine Arts.

3. Dissertations submitted for consideration will have been completed during the 2011-2012 academic year (1 September 2011 through 31 August 2012). In some cases dissertations completed very close to these dates may also be considered.

4. The dissertation must have been written while enrolled at a U.S. accredited university in history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, or one of the other disciplines in the humanities, the arts, or the social sciences.


Applicants must submit TWO bound hard copies of their dissertation, TWO copies of an abstract of 500-1000 words, ONE copy of their curriculum vitae, and a letter from their dissertation supervisor or department chair attesting to the completion of the dissertation during the period stipulated in item #3.

Submission materials must be postmarked no later than January 04, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions should be sent to:

Professor Akhil Gupta
Chair, Sardar Patel Award Committee
UCLA Center for India and South Asia
11387 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Email: akgupta@anthro.ucla.edu

For more information: http://www.international.ucla.edu/southasia/patel/

Urbanization Postdoc Opportunity in Bangalore

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The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore announces a postdoctoral position under the collaborative research project with the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, entitled 'The Great Transformation: Urban Land Markets, Livelihoods and the Growing Ecological Crisis in Asia's Cities'.

Click here for details.

AIIS Book Prize Competitions for 2013

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In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject, one in the humanities, "The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities" and one in the social sciences, "The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences".

We want to encourage as many people as possible to submit their manuscripts for the 2013 book prize competition. Click here to download the details.

Yale South Asian Studies Post-Doc

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Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University: Yale South Asian Studies PostDoc

Fung Global Fellows Program

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The Fung Global Fellows Program, a year-long program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, was launched by Princeton University in June 2012. Scholars working in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world outside the United States who have received their PhD within the past ten years are invited to apply. The theme for the academic year 2013-14, the program's first year, is "Languages and Authority." Applications are due on November 1, 2012. For more information on the program, eligibility requirements and the application process: www.princeton.edu/funggfp/. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
Best regards,

Beate

Beate Witzler
Assistant Director
Fung Global Fellows Program
Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies
210E Aaron Burr Hall - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Tel: 609.258.2453 / Fax: 609.258.3988
Email: bwitzler@princeton.edu
http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp/

ICAS Book/Dissertation Prize Competition

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Consider submitting your book or dissertation to the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize 2013 competition.

The ICAS established the Book Prize in 2004. Currently there are five awards:

-- Best study in the Humanities
-- Best study in the Social Sciences
-- Best dissertation in the Humanities
-- Best dissertation in the Social Sciences
-- The Colleagues' Choice Award.

Submission Deadline:
15 October 2012
For more information: http://www.icassecretariat.org/about-icas-book-prize

The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore announces a postdoctoral position under the collaborative research project with the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, entitled "The Great Transformation: Urban Land Markets, Livelihoods and the Growing Ecological Crisis in Asia's Cities".

The research project is part of a multi-disciplinary comparative study of neoliberal urban reforms in two Asian cities --Bangalore, India and Jakarta, Indonesia. The international research team will explore the formalization of urban land markets and growing privatization of services driven by neoliberal urban reforms, together with the related expansion in informal land tenure systems and economic activities. Utilizing a mixed methods research design, the project will examine how cities are undergoing distinct forms of urban neoliberalization, how articulations of distinct urban lifestyles are shifting, and how we should theorize and intervene in cities.

Funding for US - India educational collaborations

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The second round of Request for Proposals for the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant Program has been announced. This Initiative is the result of an agreement between the governments of India and the United States, who have committed a sum of $5 million each to strengthen academic institutional partnerships between the two countries. This fund will be used to disburse grants to institutions that are keen to deepen academic relationships between the two countries.

Details of the Request for Proposal and the Proposal Submission Instructions are available here: www.usief.org.in/osi . The deadline to receive proposals is November 1, 2012.

The Taraknath Das Foundation provides grants for Indian citizens doing graduate work in the U.S. The grants range from $4,000 to $6,000, and are given across all disciplines. The deadline for applying is September 1, 2012. For more information and an application form, please go to Columbia University's South Asia Institute website.

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India.


  • Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months.

  • Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree.

  • Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India.

  • Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India.

Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens). Please note that AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. We want to encourage a larger number of applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning, in addition to applicants in fields that have been most prevalent in our applicant pool over the last several years.

Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org. For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies (773) 702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu. Web site: www.indiastudies.org. Application deadline is July 1, 2012.

AIIS Book Prize Competitions for 2012

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In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject, one in the humanities, "The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities" and one in the social sciences, "The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences". Click here to download the details.

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2012 and academic year 2012-2013 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request.

All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall.

The application deadline is January 31, 2012.

Summer Flyer
Semester Flyer
Academic Year Flyer

Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org.

For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

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The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Sardar Patel Dissertation Award 2011: Call for Papers

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The UCLA Center for India and South Asia, and the Department of History, UCLA announce the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India in 2011. The amount of the award is $10,000.

1. The dissertation must be on Modern India (the dates of Modern India are defined as 1800 to the present).

2. Any topic within the following fields of study is eligible: History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, or the Fine Arts.

3. Only dissertations filed during the 2010-2011 academic year (1 September 2010 through 31 August 2011) are eligible. In some cases, dissertations completed very close to these dates may be considered.

4. The dissertation must have been written while enrolled at a U.S. accredited university in history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, or one of the other disciplines in the humanities, the arts, or the social sciences.


Applicants must submit TWO bound hard copies of their dissertation, TWO copies of an abstract of 500-1000 words, ONE copy of their curriculum vitae, and a letter from their dissertation supervisor or department chair attesting to the completion of the dissertation during the period stipulated in item #3.

Submission materials must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions and inquiries regarding the competition should be sent to:

Professor Akhil Gupta
Chair, Sardar Patel Award Committee
UCLA Center for India and South Asia
11387 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

Yale South Asian Studies Post-Doc

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Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Fellowships in South Asian Studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University: Yale South Asian Studies PostDoc

AIIS book prize competition for 2011

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The American Institute of Indian Studies has announced its book prize competition for 2011.

Click here for details

Call for Applications International Summer Academy Working Lives in Global History 2 9 October 2011, NOIDA (Delhi, India) Location: India

Call for Applications Date: 2011-03-15
Date Submitted: 2011-02-01
Announcement ID: 182636

H-Net Job Guide

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The Job Guide posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition, and serves a broad audience of administrators, faculty members, archivists, librarians, and other professionals in the humanities and social sciences. The Job Guide is fully sortable and searchable, and is available via email and the web at no cost to the jobseeker.

H-Net Job Guide

The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), a multidisciplinary research institute located in Bangalore, India, is searching for a postdoctoral level social scientist to work in our research program entitled Provincial Globalisation: The Impact of Reverse Transnational Flows in Indias Regional Towns (http://www.aissr.uva.nl/movingmatters/projects.cfm).

For details, click here.

Dissertation Award; Post-Doc

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Graduate students may be interested in the following two notices. Click for details.

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2011 and academic year 2011-2012 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request.

All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer.

Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall. The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org.

See the fliers below. For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

Summer 2011 flyer

Fall 2011 flyer

Academic year 2011-2012 flyer

AIIS book prize competition for 2010

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The American Institute of Indian Studies has announced its book prize competition for 2010.

Click here for details

Fellowship Opportunity

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(from H-Asia)

SAGE PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD invites applications for the award of

THE TEJESHWAR SINGH MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2010
in
SOCIAL SCIENCES,
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
and
MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES

SAGE instituted THE TEJESHWAR SINGH MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS in 2009 to honour
Tejeshwar Singh, Managing Director of SAGE India for 25 years and doyen of
the publishing industry in South Asia.

ADDITIONAL FELLOWSHIP IN 2010: SAGE is pleased to announce the addition of a
third fellowship in the SOCIAL SCIENCES in 2010. Proposals in the areas of
social justice--including individual rights, changing lifestyles and the
significance of an expanded educated class would be preferred. Preference
will be given to proposals that are interdisciplinary in scope. For the
purposes of this award social sciences comprise economics, economic and
social history, political science, psychology, sociology and social
anthropology.

PRESIDING PANEL: Rolf Lynton, T N Madan, Surendra Munshi, Bhikhu Parekh, T V
Rao, Jagdish Sheth, Arvind Singhal, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Romila Thapar.

DURATION: One year with a stipend of Rs 50,000 a month. Rs 50,000 can be
claimed for travel during the tenure of the fellowship. There are no
restrictions of theme or ideology but the work must contribute to an
understanding or an advancement of the subject in South Asia. The principal
brief to the fellows is to author a book on their chosen subject of research
at the end of the fellowship. The book may be published by the scholar's
choice of publisher with due acknowledgement to the Tejeshwar Singh Memorial
Fellowships for supporting the research.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to nationals of South Asian (SAARC) countries, including
those currently resident overseas. Candidates must be below 40 years of age
on 1 April 2010.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum
vitae, a research proposal and a 5000 word sample of their writing. The last
date for receipt of applications is 31 March 2010.

AWARD OF FELLOWSHIP: The applications for each fellowship will be vetted by
a jury of four experts including one representative of SAGE. The award of
the fellowships will be announced in June 2010.


All applications should be addressed to:
Ms Smrithi Sudhakaran
Public Relations Executive
SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
B-1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road, Post Bag 7, New Delhi 110 044
T: 91 (11) 4053 9222; ext: 256; F: 91 (11) 4053 9234
e-mail: smrithi.sudhakaran@sagepub.in

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