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The Center for South Asia is hiring an Assitant Director!

The Center for South Asia (CSA) at the University of Wisconsin- Madison is a leading center on teaching, research, and public outreach for the South Asia region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet). It is one of the member programs of the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) in the International Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CSA receives support from the US Department of Education as a National Resource Center, hosts the Annual Conference on South Asia, administers the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) program and the UW-Madison Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards, and sponsors an undergraduate certificate program in South Asian studies.

Apply Here! (Note Applications are due on Feb. 24!)

The University of Wisconsin - Madison is hiring a Hindi Instructor

The University of Wisconsin – Madison is looking for a full-time lecturer in Hindi. The position will including teaching three levels of Hindi in the fall and spring semesters using performance-based approaches, or teaching 1-2 content courses per year in lieu of language course(s) may become available.

For more information and to apply, click here! Note, applications are due March 6, 2020.

Hiring a Hindi-Urdu Pedagogy Specialist SASLI, SAFLI, ProjectGO

Schedule is 9-5pm, with work expected on some evenings and weekends, such as during travel assignments and reporting/grant writing periods. Upon hire, the Hindi-Urdu Pedagogy Specialist will receive ACTFL OPI training, with the expectation of completing ACTFL OPI tester certification in either Hindi or Urdu. In addition, the Hindi-Urdu Pedagogy Specialist is expected to regularly organize and present pedagogy research at professional conferences, such NCOLCTL, ACTFL, SALTA, and/or the Annual Conference on South Asia. Pending demonstration of ability to meet program outcomes/deadlines in a timely manner, the Hindi-Urdu Pedagogy Specialist may also have the option to create and teach one content course per year.

The employment title will be Assistant Faculty Associate. The position will be a 12-month annual-basis fixed-term renewable appointment at 100% time. Continuation of the position is expressly dependent on job performance and continued external funding

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for CSA, SASLI, SAFLI, and Project GO and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

For more information and to apply, click here:

Annual Conference for South Asia Call-For-Papers!

The 49th Annual Conference on South Asia – to be held October 15th-18th, 2020 at the Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club – invites proposals for Symposia (formerly known as PreConference), Panels, Round Tables, Single Papers, and Film Screenings.

This year, the Conference theme is Resistance, and we encourage proposals relating to all countries of South Asia in a wide variety of disciplines.

The online submission portal on our website for all proposal submissions is now open.

Deadline for Symposia (formerly known as PreConference) is March 8th at 11:59pm CST.

Deadline for Panels, Round Tables, and Single Papers is April 5th at 11:59pm CST.

Please see our Conference Submission Guidelines to learn how to submit and what is required of a submission.

Feel free to contact Deanna Clement at with any questions or comments.

Himalayan Policy Research Conference Call for Abstracts due March, 16 2020

The Nepal Study Center  is pleased to announce the Himalayan Policy Research Conference.  The Conference is our 15th in annual series and will be held on October 15, 2020, in Madison, Wisconsin, at the symposium venue of the University of Wisconsin’s 49th Annual Conference on South Asia (October 15-18, 2020). 

We invite you to send an abstract of your research, recently completed or in progress, in the field of development, democracy, governance, or environment. We consider these fields broadly as encompassing socio-economic growth (macro or sectoral), violent conflict and political processes, institutional development, governance and administrative reform, poverty and income distribution, education and health, regional development, gender and ethnicity, trade and remittances, aid and foreign direct investment, resource and environmental management, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable community development,  public-private partnership in technology and investment, child labor, and many other issues. 

For information on registration details, please click here:

South Asia Languages Initiative is hiring a Resident Director!

The SAFLI Program Resident Director serves as American Councils’ representative in Jaipur in the areas of participants’ health, safety, academic performance, and program logistics. He/she must be available to program participants on a daily basis; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; arrange group travel and cultural programs; and observe SAFLI language classes. The Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with host institution representatives in India and American Councils staff in Washington, DC. Prior to the beginning of the program, all Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program for staff. The Resident Director will travel to the program site in advance of the students’ arrival. The Resident Director reports to the DC-based Senior Program Manager. 

For more information and to apply, click here! Applications are due April 30, 2020.

AIIS 2020 Fellowship Competition Accepting Applications until July 1, 2020

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 at universities in the U.S. 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). Applications can be downloaded from the web site For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies  (773) 702-8638. Email: Web site: Application deadline is July 1, 2020.

Lao Literature Deputy Examiner needed for International Baccalaureate

The position of Deputy Examiner Responsible is part-time, involves no relocation and is usually undertaken in addition to existing work commitments. The post holder is involved in the authoring and marking of examination papers for students studying Sinhalese Literature at 18 years of age during the IB’s May examination session. The majority of the work can be carried out online via internet and email.

Further information about the role as well as the vacancy listing and application form can be found on the senior examiners section of the IB website.

University of Iowa Summer Institute Writing Program

The Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply! This program is free for accepted applicants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. Attendees take part in master classes in the craft of writing, in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers. The Summer Institute is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.

Applications are due March 1, 2020. Find more information and application details here (will open a new tab).

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


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.