Announcements

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Hiring TURFLI and SAFLI Language Partners for Summer 2020

TURFLI is looking for Turkish-speaking students to partake in the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Institute as a summer language partner for summer 2020.

Similarly, SAFLI is looking for Hindi and Urdu-speaking students to assist SASLI as a language partner for summer 2020.

At the beginning of the summer, language partners are assigned to SAFLI and TURFLI students with whom they meet two to three times per week for one class hour (50 minutes). Each meeting will be held at a location conducive to language practice and at a mutually convenient time. Language partners should contact their assigned students to arrange the first meeting. Language partner sessions begin during the second week of classes, the week of June 22, and continue through the last week of classes, the week of August 7. If it is necessary to reschedule in a given week, language partners should notify their direct supervisor, Ryan Doud, and schedule a make-up session with students as soon as possible.

The Application deadline is April 24, 2020.

Apply here for TURFLI.

Apply here for SAFLI.

Summer Job Opportunity at iEARN-USA~

iEARN-USA is hiring a Resident Director for this upcoming summer. The Resident Director would support the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Hindi language program in Pune, India. This is a scholarship program for youth (aged 15-18) to study Hindi for a 6-8 week summer program.

Please see the link to the job posting on idealist here:

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/1bc99b84d75e4db3b252a13e3fbb15c6-resident-director-summer-india-iearn-usa-new-york

Application deadline: March 14, 2020.

Questions can be directed to Ligaya Beebe, Grant Program Manager, at ligaya@us.iearn.org

Dari Language Speakers Needed for Penn Research Project

Researchers at The University of Pennsylvania are collecting and analyzing images of written language for the CAMIO (Corpus of Annotated Multilingual Images for OCR) Project. CAMIO data will be used to train and test artificial intelligence technology capable of recognizing and automatically transcribing images for dozens of languages spoken around the world.

We are hiring Dari language specialists who can help us build the CAMIO research database. You will search the web for thousands of highly variable images of written texts in your language. You will then label the collected images for features of interest, e.g. whether the image contains tables or handwriting. You may also be asked to apply additional analysis to some images, for instance drawing bounding boxes around each line of text and transcribing the words that appear in that line.

This is a short-term, temporary position. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to camio.ldc@gmail.com with the subject line “Dari Language Specialist – CAMIO Project.”

Visit https://www.ldc.upenn.edu for more information.

AIPS-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar 2020

Applications are now open for the AIPS-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar held in Lahore, Pakistan from May 31-June 13, 2020! This years theme is Religion & Culture in the Postcolonial City.

Faculty members at community colleges or minority-serving institutions are eligible to apply. Learn more about the program here. Apply by March 10, 2020.

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

The Nepal Study Center http://nepalstudycenter.unm.edu/index.htm  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:

https://nepalstudycenter.unm.edu/SeminarsWorkshopsConferences/HPRC_Conferences/HPRC_2020/HPRC_ConfereceDetails2020.htm

IAWW Scholarship Now Accepting Applications until March 21, 2020

Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021

The India Association of Western Washington is now accepting applications for its summer and AY fellowships. Undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a serious academic interest in South Asia are eligible to apply.

Learn more and apply at: https://jsis.washington.edu/southasia/resources/funding/#IAWW

CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers

CARLA offers a wide range of institutes targeted at foreign/world language, ESL/EFL, heritage language, and immersion educators from a variety of teaching levels and contexts. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and networking. Check out the full line-up of CARLA summer institutes online.

Register by April 24, 2020 to save $50.00.

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 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, 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.