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SASLI Instructor Applications Now Open!

SASLI has officially opened Instructor applications for the Summer 2020. Applications are due December 9, 2019. Click here for more information.

SAFLI Applications Now Open!

In 2020, Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants have the opportunity to study Hindi or Urdu as part in the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI). Boren Scholars and Fellows selected for this initiative will receive funding for intensive language study and cultural immersion, beginning with a summer 2020 domestic program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by an overseas program in India. The Undergraduate deadline is February 5, 2020. The Graduate Deadline is January 29, 2020. Please see our website for more information on the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative:

Associate Director, South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania invites applications for Associate Director of the South Asia Center. Full position details available here. No application deadline listed.

Stanley H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Application due Dec. 6

Transnational Experience in Postnational Asia.  The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for the Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. It seeks a scholar whose research and publications investigate the migration of peoples and technologies across Asia, especially those whose work illuminates migrant experiences invisible to projects that take the nation as their frame of reference. We anticipate the selection of a scholar who focuses on contested or shared regions (such as Hong Kong, Okinawa, or Kashmir), cultural practices that cross political, ethnic and linguistic borders (visual culture, texts in translation, the Chinese character), and non-national histories of movement and affiliation (like Uyghur, Tibetan, or Rohingya). The geographic focus of research in Asia is open; an ideal candidate will have multiple research languages. All candidates must have been awarded their Ph.D. in 2018, 2019, or expect it to be conferred no later than August 1st, 2020.

Taylor Fellows are appointed for two years and are expected to teach three courses during that time, one course each in the first three semesters, with the last semester completely free for research and writing. The successful candidate would also be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department. Fellows will be provided with an annual stipend of $60,000, full benefits, and a research account of $3,000. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, a sample course syllabus for a graduate or undergraduate semester-long course in their area of expertise, and a writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages.  All materials should be submitted online to  Applications received by December 6, 2019 will get first consideration.

Faculty Positions at Durham University

Assistant Professor, South Asian History, Durham University
Associate/Full Professor, South Asian History, Durham University

Durham University in Northern England is seeking two scholars of exceptional ability to join their Department of History, taking up two newly-created posts in the history of South Asia: a professor/associate professor and an assistant professor. Click on the links for details. Application deadline is December 6, 2019.

AIIS Language Program Applications

The American Institute of Indian Studies has opened applications for their language programs to study in India for the summer, semester, or academic year. Applications are due December 31, 2019. For more information, visit this link.

Symposium on Jainism and Mathematics Call for Papers

The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) and The Jain Center of Greater Boston (JCGB) will hold an International Symposium on ancient Jain Mathematics on June 20-21, 2020 at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston. Complete details are available here. Submission deadline is December 31, 2019.

Student Life Coordinator in India Accepting Applications through December

The Student Life Coordinator (SLC) is based in Varanasi in the fall and spring terms and in Delhi in the summer, supporting both the UW in India programs as well as a variety of short-term custom programs. Duties include meeting with students frequently to help them adjust to life in Varanasi, serving as a language and cultural resource for students, coordinating with homestay families and local roommates, writing program-related emails and reports, assisting the Resident Director Student Life in handling on-site emergencies, hosting US faculty visitors on site, and assisting with all activities and trips. To be considered, apply by January 1st. For more information on the position and how to apply, click here.

Boren Awards Call for Applications

Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students) and Fellowships (for graduate students) provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Complete details are available here. The undergraduate application deadline is December 6, 2019 and the graduate application deadline is January 6, 2020.

Executive Director of the Commission for Educational Exchange due Jan. 7

Applications are invited from the American and Nepali citizens for the position of Executive Director of the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Nepal (USEF Nepal).

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of USEF Nepal, the Fulbright Commission in Kathmandu. The position requires domestic travel and at least one annual trip to the United States for consultations.

A two-year, renewable contract will be offered to the successful candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, email a one-page statement of interest accompanied by a CV to:, attention Fulbright Application Review Committee, by January 7, 2020. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by the recommending persons to: by January 7, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered. Information about the Fulbright Program can be obtained at and

AIBS Fellowships Call for Applications

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies is accepting applications for fellowships to support research involving Bangladesh. Complete details are available here. Application deadline is January 12, 2020.

Study Abroad in India!

For UW-Madison degree-seeking students and Undergraduate students at other U.S. college or university, check out these fantastic opportunities to Study Abroad in India for a semester, year, or summer.

UW Global Gateway in India: Application due the Third Friday of January. Click here for more information.

UW in Delhi: Application due by the First Friday of March. Click here for more information.


Sacred Texts and Human Contexts Coference Call for Papers

Nazareth College, Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its sixth conference, again bringing together scholars from around the globe to share research on contemporary issues in religion and social sciences. Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Mystical Traditions,  Approaches to Peaceful Coexistence will be held in Rome, June 7-10, 2020. Full details on the conference and paper submission are available here. Submission deadline is January 15, 2020.

CAORC Fellowships

CAORC offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which allow fellows to visit and carry out research within our network of Overseas Research Centers.

In addition, each Center offers fellowships and grant opportunities specific to its region. Fellowship applications are due January 23, 2020. Full application details are available here.

2020 BULPIP-AIPS Fellowship Applications Open

The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) will be accepting applications for its Fall 2020 intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan between November 20, 2019 – January 24, 2020. Jointly administered by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP) at the University of California, Berkeley, this Urdu language program will offer daily classroom instruction, five days a week, for approximately fifteen weeks. Classes will be small and individual tutorials provided. There will be regular assignments outside of class and special emphasis will be placed on connecting with the local speech community as well as self-management of learning. Participants will need to take part in all program events, such as attending films, plays and other cultural activities. All admitted students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident, will receive program fellowships. US Citizens – Apply Here. Non-US Citizens – Apply Here.

2020 Lanka Corps Fellowship: Call for Applicants

LankaCorps is a unique program for young professionals of Sri Lankan heritage living outside the country to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of individuals to live and work in Sri Lanka for six months (June to December including orientation period) as LankaCorps Fellows, allowing them to explore their roots while giving back.

The fellowship provides a travel stipend to cover roundtrip international airfare; in-country expenses, including a monthly stipend; and health insurance coverage for the duration of the program.

For those who are interested, please visit for information on qualification criteria and how to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 31, 2020.


NSF and NEH "Documenting Endangered Languages" Grant due Sept. 15, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has opened the application for their Documenting Endangered Languages Grant. For more information, click here. See also this link.