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--See below fellowship opportunities at:

*Advanced Language Fellowships Blakemore Foundation

* College Year in Thailand

*AAS Dissertation Workshop: "States, Elites, Citizens, and Subjects"

*National University of Singapore

*Harvard University

*University of Michigan

*Center for Khmer Studies

*National Endowment for the Humanities

The Blakemore Foundation plans to make 20-25 grants for the advanced study of modern Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese languages during the 2008/2009 academic year. The grants cover tuition and stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses. Deadline for applicants must be postmarked by December 30, 2007. For eligibility and detail information please go to this link: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/language.htm .

Southeast Asian Diasporas.  

Please see:    

http://www.aasp.uiuc.edu/SEAsianDiaspora/

This specially-designed academic program is offered through a partnership between UW-Madison and Chiang Mai University , Thailand (CMU). The program is located in northern Thailand , one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse areas in the world.

One of the most beautiful campuses in Southeast Asia , Chiang Mai University serves a student body of more than 24,000 and offers a full range of academic disciplines. While on the program, students will participate in the following activities:

-Preparatory summer session at UW-Madison which includes intensive Thai language training as well as academic and cultural orientation sessions

-Thai language study in group or individual settings

-Subject tutorials in students' area of interests

-Self-designed fieldwork project with faculty supervision  

Eligibility to apply: Junior, Senior, Recent Graduate (within one semester of graduation) standing

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Open to all degree-seeking undergraduate students

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 14, 2007

Apply on-line: http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/Applications/index.html

For more information:

* International Academic Programs http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/asia/thailand_chiangmai.asp  

* CYIT Academic Director Professor Robert Bickner <rbickner@wisc.edu>

AAS Dissertation Workshop: "States, Elites, Citizens, and Subjects" April 6-9, 2007  

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce plans for a seventh AAS Dissertation Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting in Atlanta next spring. The workshop will again be organized and led by David Szanton.  

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences: (1) who are developing dissertation proposals or are in early phases of research or dissertation writing; and (2) who are seeking to develop new, richer, more accurate, more subtle or robust understandings of historic or contemporary Asian states and their interactions with their elites, citizens, and subjects. The workshop will be limited to 12 students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods, and in various regions of Asia . It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar concerns.  

Application deadline December 11, 2007 .  

More information at

http://www.aasianst.org/News/dissertation-workshop.htm . For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, please contact Michael Paschal, <mpaschal@aasianst.org>, or David Szanton, <Szanton@uclink.berkeley.edu>.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAMME FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, invites applications for the above, to be based in the Southeast Asian Studies Programme ( http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sea/) . The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree (or is awaiting conferment) and has broad interdisciplinary expertise and research interests in Southeast Asian Studies (including specializations in anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, political science and sociology).  The Fellow will work with faculty members in the Department with ongoing research in these and/or related areas. The terms and conditions for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (FASS-PDF) are as follows: 1.      Contract tenable for one year and renewable, upon review, up to two years, to be awarded on a competitive basis to deserving candidates. 2.      A stipend of S$4,000 per month. 3.      An allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses for non-citizens and their spouses who do not own any property in Singapore and whose spouses are not in receipt of any form of housing benefits from their Singapore employers. 4.      Provident fund benefits for Singapore citizens and permanent residents. 5.      Travel Assistance, payable once only, as follows. *       $2,000 for the Postdoctoral Fellow *       $2,000 for spouse *       $1,000 for each child up to a max of 3 children (up to age 18 years and for those of schooling age, in receipt of full-time education)        The above travel assistance is a contribution towards expenses incurred by the appointee and his/her dependants in re-locating to Singapore. Such expenses refer to costs for travel, packing, transportation and insurance of personal and professional effects as well as settling-in expenses.  The travel allowance is contingent upon the Postdoctoral Fellow's completion of his/her initial one-year contract. In the event that the appointee does not fulfill the initial one-year contract, the appointee shall be liable to refund the University a proportionate amount of the travel assistance granted to him/her and his/her dependants on appointment. 6.      Foreign PDFs who are granted Singapore Permanent Residence will continue to receive an allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses.  The allowance will cease once they acquire Singapore citizenship. 7.      .Medical benefits in accordance with the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) Scheme. 8.      Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year. 9.      Conference funding support of up to S$3,000 for each term of appointment, following normal approval procedures, to present research papers in local and overseas conferences. 10.     Research funding from the Academic Research Fund (ARF) in the capacity of Co-principal Investigator or Collaborator, subject to NUS guidelines.  In outstanding cases, for projects with clear deliverables ending before the expiry of the PDF contract and with strong support by the Head of Department, a Postdoctoral Fellow may apply for research support as Principal Investigator.  Research grants are awarded on a competitive basis, depending on the merit of each case. 11.     Research funding under the Faculty's Staff Research Support Scheme, if available. 12.     One month's notice for termination or salary in lieu of notice. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to: *       Present at least one seminar a year; *       Give first right of refusal for at least one publication to a Department/Faculty-produced journal, where appropriate; *       Contribute to the activities of graduate students; *       Participate in a joint research project with NUS staff, where appropriate PDFs may be required to participate in some part-time teaching of up to 3 hours per week without additional pay. Interested scholars should submit the following by 31 December 2006: *       An application form (can also be downloaded from the website http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/about/res_fellow_postdoc.htm) *       Curriculum vitae, with complete list of publications *       Academic certificates and transcripts *       2 letters of reference *       A detailed research proposal of 4-6 pages (double spaced) To:            Head                Southeast Asian Studies Programme                Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences                Blk AS3 Level 6, #06-17                National University of Singapore                Singapore 117570                Tel (65) 6516 6338=20                Fax (65) 6777 6608                Website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sea/ ____________________________________________________________

HARVARD ACADEMY FOR INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES, THE ACADEMY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Targeted Fields: Social Sciences. School of Law. Open To: Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation. Postdoctoral Scholars. Citizenship: No citizenship requirements. Eligibility Requirements: Open to doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients. Doctoral candidates must have completed all course work and examinations by the beginning of the academic year in which they seek support. Postdoctoral scholars currently holding teaching or research positions are also eligible to apply. Plan scholarly career at a university. Stipend: Pre-doctoral scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. Postdoctoral scholars will receive an annual stipend of $46,000. Deadline: 10/13/2006 Program Description: Two year scholarship for advanced dissertation or postdoctoral level work at Harvard University. Intended for scholars pursuing an academic career involving a social science discipline and area studies. Approximately 5 scholars will be selected. For More Information: The Academy Scholars Program Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Weatherhead Center for International Affairs 1727 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-2137 khoover@wcfia.harvard.edu http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/ _________________________________________________________

MICHIGAN SOCIETY OF FELLOWS, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Targeted Fields: Humanities. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Arts and Architecture. School of Education and Information Studies. School of Engineering. School of Law. School of Management. School of Public Health. School of Public Affairs. School of Theater, Film, & TV. Open To: Postdoctoral Scholars. Citizenship: No citizenship requirements. Eligibility Requirements: Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers and not more than three years beyond completion of their degrees. PhD degree or comparable professional or artistic degree must be received prior to appointment. Application fee of $30. Stipend: The annual stipend for fellows is $48,689. Deadline: 10/6/2006 Program Description: Three-year postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan. Fellows are appointed as assistant professors or research scientists and spend the equivalent of one academic year teaching; the balance of their time is devoted to independent research or artistic projects. For More Information: Michigan Society of Fellows The University of Michigan 3572 Rackham Building 915 East Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1070 (734) 763-1259 society.of.fellows@umich.edu http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/society.html

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CENTER FOR KHMER STUDIES

Summer Junior Fellowship Program in Cambodia

Summer 2006
Deadline: April 1, 2006

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, is offering five Junior Fellowship awards for a period of two months beginning on July 1, 2006. Junior fellows will be based in Siem Reap, near the historical complex of Angkor, where CKS has its headquarters, library and conference facilities. The objective of the program is to introduce young United States undergraduate students to Cambodia and Khmer civilization, history and culture.

Some knowledge of Cambodia and/or Southeast Asia is desirable but not necessary. The Junior Fellows will attend: (a) Khmer language classes for 6 hours/week; (b) at least one weekly seminar on Khmer history, culture and civilization organized by CKS; (c) field trip(s) in the vicinity of Siem Reap; and (d) a study trip to the Cambodian capital city, Phnom Penh. Fellows will also be expected to: (e) interact with French and Cambodian Junior fellows; (f) conduct and write up a research project on a topic of their own choice (20 pages maximum; including a critical bibliography); and (g) present their research to their peers at the end of the two month program. To foster connections to the local community, volunteer opportunities can be arranged.

Junior Fellow awards include round trip airfare from the United States to Cambodia, food, local transportation and books. CKS covers accommodation, tuition and field/study trips. In addition, Junior Fellows have access to CKS’s resources in Siem Reap, including the library, Internet and lecture/presentation facilities. Expect for the study trip to the capital city, Junior Fellows are expected to remain in Siem Reap for the two months and will be under the responsibility of CKS’s Summer Fellowship Program Director.

Application Eligibility and Requirements:

Candidates must be registered as undergraduate students in a United States university at the time of application and must hold United States citizenship.

Applicants should provide the following, preferably electronically:
1. Two page statement of research topic outlining area of interest and intended learning outcomes in Cambodia
2. List of relevant completed courses
3. Scanned university transcripts with cumulative GPA (scale 1- 4)
4. Two (2) recommendations from professors (can be submitted electronically directly from professor)
5. Brief description of the applicant’s overseas experiences and extra-curriculum activities

For further information or to submit an application, please contact:
The Center for Khmer Studies Summer Fellowship Program
www.khmerstudies.org
Lesley Perlman
lperlman@khmerstudies.org
PO Box 9380 – Wat Damnak
Siem Reap, Cambodia

CENTER FOR KHMER STUDIES

Senior Resident Scholar Fellowship based in Siem Reap – Angkor, Cambodia

Summer 2006
Deadline: April 1, 2006

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, seeks a Senior Resident Scholar for summer 2006. The Senior Resident Scholar will be based in Siem Reap where CKS has its headquarters, library and conference facilities. The appointment covers three months from June 1 to August 31, 2006.

In addition to conducting his or her own research, the Senior Resident Scholar also serves as a lecturer and advisor for CKS’s Summer Junior Fellowship Program for undergraduates from the United States, France and Cambodia who arrive in Siem Reap on July 1 for two months. Responsibilities to the Summer Junior Fellowship Program include: holding twice monthly seminars in English on a subject of his or her choice, advising and providing guidance to the Junior Fellows for their research projects, conducting a field trip in or around Siem Reap with the junior fellows, and accompanying the junior fellows on a field trip to Phnom Penh. The Senior Resident Scholar also works closely with CKS’s Summer Fellowship Program Director who plans the academic content and logistical details of the Summer Junior Fellowship Program. At the end of the appointment period, the Senior Resident Scholar is expected to submit a report of the progress of his/her research project and assessments of the junior fellows’ research progress.

The total amount of the award is $9,000, covering all travel, research and living expenses. Expenses related to field trips are covered by CKS. In addition, the Resident Scholar has free access to CKS’s library and Internet facilities.

Eligibility and Application:
1. United States citizenship
2. Scholars of Khmer or Southeast Asian Studies. PhD students who have conducted research related to Khmer studies are also eligible and have had some experience teaching.
3. Applicants should provide the following: a two-page statement of purpose covering research plan and objective; a one-page description of potential activities and seminars related to the junior fellows program; a CV.

For further information or to submit an application, please contact
The Center for Khmer Studies Summer Fellowship Program
www.khmerstudies.org
Lesley Perlman
lperlman@khmerstudies.org
8 Street 600, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH), FELLOWSHIPS

Targeted Fields: Humanities.

Open To: Postdoctoral Scholars.

Citizenship: Open to U.S. citizens. Foreign nationals living in the U.S. for at least 3 years prior to application are also
eligible.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferreal may apply. Individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply.

Stipend: Stipend of $24,000 for six to eight month tenure and $40,000 for nine to twelve month tenure.

Deadline: 5/1/2006

Program Description: Awards offered to support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Fellowship is a full-time tenure for six to eight months or nine to twelve months.

For More Information:
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20506
(202) 606-8200
fellowships@neh.gov
www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html

(SENIOR) RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AT THE ASIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ARI), NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) - World Vision

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) has entered into a partnership with World Vision Asia Tsunami Response Team to provide academic and experiential expertise in assessing the effects of disasters in Asia, particularly the 26 December 2004 tsunami, in specifically defined research areas, as specified in the project description.

In connection with this, ARI invites applicants for the fixed-term two-year position of (Senior) Research Fellow to lead field-based research and co-lead, with a World Vision counterpart, a process to produce quality documentation for learning on key topics of interest. The successful applicant will be required to take up the post by July
2006 or earlier.

Closing date for applications: March 31, 2006.

Please log onto our website at http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/appoint/ResearchFellowship-WorldVision.htm for application details and information on the said project.

Contact Info:
Ms Connie Teo
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
5 Arts Link
AS7, L4
The Shaw Foundation Building
Singapore 117570
Tel: 65 6516 6285
Fax: 65 6779 1428


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