Graduate Student Information Center

This list contains calls for papers and announcements for employment opportunities, funding, scholarships, conferences, workshops, symposia, and the like broadly pertaining to South Asian Studies. These postings are organized by submission/application deadline. Posts are updated weekly. Please check with the organizers listed below for the most current information.

June Deadlines

Financial Specialist, International Academic Programs (IAP), UW-Madison
Applications close: June 8, 2022
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May Deadlines

Accountant, International Academic Programs (IAP), UW-Madison
Applications close: May 25, 2022
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Summer Position with the Language Program Office, UW-Madison
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Applications close: May 15, 2022


Computer Systems Administrator, International Academic Programs (IAP), UW-Madison
Deadline: May 13, 2022
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Language Center Technical Coordinator, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Visit employment.umn.edu and search for Job ID # 347292 to learn more about the Language Center and the position, and to apply electronically. Questions about the application should be directed to Stephanie Treat at treat002@umn.edu.
Priority application deadline: May 13, 2022.


International Student Advisor, International Student Services (ISS), UW-Madison
Applications close: May 11, 2022
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Administrative Specialist, Language Program Office, UW-Madison
Deadline: May 2, 2022
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Lecturer in Hindi, Johns Hopkins University
More information about the position.
Deadline: May 01, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


April Deadlines

Instructional Professor (open rank) in Urdu Language, University of Chicago
Application Deadline: April 25, 2022, 11 p.m. CT

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College of the University of Chicago seek an experienced teacher of Urdu language to help grow its existing offerings in South Asian languages. We invite applications for a position as an Instructional Professor (open rank) in Urdu language. The position begins in academic year 2022-23, with a start date of September 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with longer initial terms possible depending on initial rank, with review and progression schedule determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/104468. An application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a teaching statement
  • one sample syllabus for Introductory Urdu
  • a second sample syllabus for a non-language course
  • three letters of recommendation.

March Deadlines

South Asian Studies Council: Lector/Senior Lector I (Hindi)
More information about the position.
Apply here.

IB Examiner for Urdu Language Acquisition – Part-time Opportunity
Find more information and apply here


Persian Language Lecturer, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
More information about the position.
Deadline: Friday, Mar 25, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)
More about the project here
View the announcement and apply here
Deadline: midday (UK time) on Monday, 28 March 2022


Language Center Director, University of Minnesota
Language Center Website
Visit employment.umn.edu and search for Job ID # 346344 to apply
Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Evelyn Davidheiser (edavidh@umn.edu).
The priority application deadline is March 28, 2022. 


Resident Directors for SAFLI
American Councils for International Education is seeking Resident Directors for the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) program. Resident Directors will work with SAFLI students studying Urdu in Lucknow, India and students studying Hindi in Jaipur, India during the Fall 2022 semester. Follow the links below for SAFLI Resident Director position listings, read the qualifications, and apply!

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022


South and Southeast Asian Studies Librarian, Yale University 
The Yale University Library is seeking candidates for the position of South and Southeast Asian Studies Librarian.
More information here


Language Learning Initiatives Coordinator – Language Resource Center, Cornell University
Cornell University invites applications for the open position of Language Learning Initiatives Coordinator for their Language Resource Center.
More information here


SAFLI Language Partners – Application Open for Summer 2022
The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) invites applications for language partners for Hindi and Urdu. SAFLI language partners will work with Hindi and/or Urdu language students in-person.
More information here.


Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State 
The Department of Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applicants for a non-tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor, in Hindi language instruction, with a secondary focus on South Asian languages and cultures, beginning in Fall 2022, with possibility of annual renewal. Responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in Hindi (three courses per semester), as assigned, along with supporting duties related to the study of South Asian languages and cultures. Apply Here


February Deadlines

IB Examiner for Urdu Language Acquisition – Part-time Opportunity
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. As part of assessment processes, the IB works with educators in a variety of different roles.
Applicants must have: 1) a degree or equivalent in the subject (or a related subject) for which they are applying, 2) a minimum of one year’s experience teaching the subject (or a related subject) to students in an appropriate age range 11 to 16 years of age – Middle Years Program. Applicants who are no longer teaching must have taught or examined within the last three years, 3) access to the internet, via a broadband (or faster) connection, in an environment that is suitable for marking confidential assessment material. IB teaching experience is not essential.
Find more information and apply here


Director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio, U Arkansas
The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for the Director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio, with the title of Teaching Assistant Professor of Language and Humanities Technologies, to enhance a successful and dynamic department dedicated to the teaching of world languages through technology and innovative methods.
More information about the position
Department website
Completed applications received by February 15, 2022 will receive full consideration. Late materials will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.


Junior Fellowship at South Asia Program at the Stimson Center

Stimson Center, a non-profit think tank in Washington, DC, invites applications for their Junior Fellowship opportunity for graduating seniors and master’s candidates. The one-year, full-time, paid Fellowship is our flagship opportunity for emerging analysts to join our team and expand their knowledge of security issues in the subcontinent, engage with the South Asia policy community in Washington and the region, and experience working in a dynamic organization that provides close interaction with senior staff and researchers.

Graduating seniors and master’s candidates are welcome to apply by February 17.
Learn more and apply to the Junior Fellowship position


South Asian Studies Council: Lector/Senior Lector I (Hindi)The South Asian Studies Council at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University invites applications for a Lector in Hindi beginning July 1, 2022 for a three- year term, renewable, with rank dependent on qualifications/experience.More information about the position.Apply here.


Gurudev Kanjiswami Postdoctoral Scholar in Jain Studies, Arizona State University
The Religious Studies Faculty in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for the Gurudev Kanjiswami Postdoctoral Scholar in Jain studies, beginning July 16, 2022.
Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2022.
Apply here.


Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on religious festivals in Asia
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) focusing on religious festivals in Asia is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The research initiative “Religious festivals in Asia” focuses on dynamics of change in religious festivals in East-, South-, and Southeast-Asia from a comparative perspective. Applicants are invited to develop a PhD-project within the framework of this initiative on “Religious festivals in Asia”, limited to candidates working on festivals in India, Japan, Tibet, or Vietnam. The project description must be submitted as part of the application.
Deadline: February 28, 2022
More information about the research initiative
More information on the job


Fall 2021 Deadlines (September-December)

September Deadlines

Tenure-Track Position in Hindu Studies, Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment with the rank of assistant professor in Hindu Studies, within the context of the religions of South Asia; and/or Hindu traditions as a global or transnational religion; and/or diasporic Hindu traditions, including Hindu traditions in North America. The foci of applicants’ work may be in any region or time period; research languages, disciplinary and methodological engagements are also open. The search is thus open to a variety of approaches to the field, including the interpretation of texts and commentaries, ritual studies, philosophical and theological studies, the historical study of religion, ethnographic studies, representations of Hindu traditions in film and other media, in South Asia or the global diaspora. Application and Instructions. Application Review Begins September 15, 2021.


Assistant Professor, Sanskrit Studies, University of California Berkeley
The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Sanskrit Studies, tenure track. Duties will include developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, supervising graduate students, coordination of the Sanskrit language programs, supervision of graduate degree candidates, and participation in the administrative activities of the department and the University. Application and InstructionsDeadline September 15, 2021.


Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies, Williams College
The American Studies Program at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in Asian American Studies, to start July 1, 2022, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The program seeks to complement and expand the expertise of existing faculty who teach Asian American topics, at a time when the College is working towards building an Asian American Studies program. Application and InstructionsDeadline September 29, 2021.


The Carter Center has announced two new positions on US-India policy and human rights.
This is the first time we’re seeing a US organization at this level create positions on human rights in India. The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program is establishing a new initiative, called I-Policy (India Policy), with the objective to surface evidence, perspectives, and dialogue on civil liberties, freedom of press, and rule of law in India among a specialized audience in the United States. The Human Rights Program is seeking a consultant to serve as the inaugural lead for this project. The consultant will be called Chief Strategy Officer. She/he/they will meet key decision makers to educate them and manage the initiative’s website, reporting on developments in the Indian democracy. She/he/they will commission and publish blog pieces, policy analysis, and white papers, and will host and/or foment conversations (online and in-person) to educate on human rights and Indian democracy. This position will report to the Director of the Human Rights Program at The Carter Center. This position is on a consultancy basis for a duration of 12 months with the possibility of renewal. Read More


October Deadlines

Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology-Environment Justice Health, Syracuse University
The Anthropology Department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of cultural anthropology. We are looking for expertise in environmental concerns and environmental justice; energy and infrastructure; extraction of natural resources; health, technology and medicine; and multispecies relations. We would like to emphasize the health and medical anthropology aspects of this search to support the minor and to engage with other health researchers in the school. Teaching load is 2 courses per term. Annual teaching load will include introductory cultural anthropology class. Area focus is open to South Asia and Latin America/Caribbean, as well as oceanic intersections in the Indian Ocean and/or Atlantic World.  Application and InstructionsApplication review begins October 1, 2021.


Part-time Telugu Instructor, Winter-Spring Quarters 2022, University of Washington
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a part-time, temporary lecturer to teach one course, most likely, ‘Elementary Telugu’ in Winter Quarter (January–March 2022) and a second course, most likely in continuation of the Elementary Telugu sequence, in Spring Quarter (March–June 2022). Teaching duties will be carried out remotely and, therefore, will not require physical presence in the Seattle area. The instructor must be legally authorized to work in the US and must be physically present in the country. Application and InstructionsDeadline October 1, 2021.


Open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in Classical Studies of South Asia, UT Austin
The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in Classical Studies of South Asia, to begin in academic year 2022-23. We seek candidates with research interests centered in a humanities discipline in a period before 1800. In addition to contributing to our Core Texts & Ideas Program, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research, teach two courses per semester (including advanced Sanskrit), supervise students at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and contribute to the intellectual life and service needs of the department and the university. Deadline, October 14 11:59 EST. Apply Here


Assistant or Associate Professor in South Asian Religions, Emory University

The Department of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor in South Asian Religions to begin Fall 2022. The ideal candidate will specialize in premodern Hinduism and possess strong facility with Sanskrit texts. We seek a scholar deeply conversant with the field of Hindu studies in close conversation with the study of religion. Areas of particular interest include premodern Hindu narrative, philosophy, ritual, art, performance, and law. The successful candidate will have a proven record of research and teaching excellence and should be prepared to teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in Hinduism and South Asian religions. Review of completed applications begins on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filledApply Here 


Assistant Professor, Asian Religions, Missouri State University
The Department of Religious Studies is searching for a scholar of Asian Religions to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and master’s level in Asian religions, including Islam, and the department’s world religions survey course. Additional teaching responsibility may include periodically offering the department’s capstone course on method and theory in the study of religion. Application and InstructionsDeadline October 31, 2021.


November Deadlines

Associate Professor for the Study of Religion 
The Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo is looking for candidates with competence in the study of religion and with research interest in the field of religion and politics. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of research and initiate and lead research projects. The research focus of the present staff includes studies in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam and clusters thematically around changing authority structures, ethnic and national identity politics, gender construction, covering contemporary, historical and comparative perspectives. Deadline is November 1, 2021. Apply Here


Assistant Professor, South Asian History, Claremont McKenna College
The History Department at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in South Asian history, period and research specialization open. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching interests situate South Asian history within a larger regional and global context. The successful candidate must be able to offer a range of courses, including broad overviews and topical colloquia on key themes of South Asian history, and will be expected to participate in the History Department’s thematic tracks and in the Claremont College consortium’s program on Asian Studies. Application and InstructionsDeadline November 2, 2021.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of South Asia

The Department of History at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of South Asia. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2-2 teaching load), and contribute to departmental governance. Applicants must have their PhD in History, South Asian Studies, South Asian Languages and Cultures, or a related field conferred by July 30, 2022.  Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Apply Here


Chair in Ahimsa Studies
The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor effective 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will hold Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies and serve as the Director of the Ahimsa Center, as well as teach and pursue an active research agenda. The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 15, 2021. Early application is encouraged. Apply Here

December Deadlines

Lecturer in SanskritThe Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Sanskrit at the rank of Lecturer.The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year with service assignments.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Sanskrit language courses at the introductory and intermediate level, and undergraduate content courses, taught in English, on allied topics in South Asian humanities, culture, or religion.This is a full-time position for an initial term of 3 years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website. Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@ubc.caDeadline, December 6


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern South Asian HistoryFordham University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of modern South Asia with an emphasis on the history of science, technology and medicine. The position, based at our Rose Hill Campus, will start in Fall 2022. Candidates should demonstrate a robust research program and must be able to offer a range of both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The Department of History is committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive educational environment and to supporting the success and well-being of students and colleagues of all backgrounds. Deadline, December 8Apply Here


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Lahore University of Management Sciences The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) seeks a scholar of international relations for the Khurshid Hyder Chair. We welcome applicants at assistant, associate or full professor (Ph.D. required) with research and pedagogical expertise on international relations, broadly defined: conflict and security studies; diplomacy, international cooperation and international organizations; international or diplomatic history. Interested applicants should submit a copy of their current curriculum vitae and a cover letter, along with the names of three referees, to Mr. Aurangzaib Awan in the Office of the Dean, MGSHSS, by December 15th 2021. Mr. Aurangzaib Awan can also be reached at: aurangzaib.awan@lums.edu.pk


Summer 2021 Deadlines (June-August)

August Deadlines

Lecturer in South Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London
The Lecturer in South Asian Languages and Cultures will play a key role in developing and implementing the School’s vision for research, teaching and student experience. This role will teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of South Asian literatures, cinemas and cultural studies, as well as language acquisition modules when appropriate. Contributing to MA programmes hosted by the department including MA in Postcolonial Studies, MA Comparative Literatures, MA Cultural Studies and MA Translation Studies. It will engage in high-level research and publish internationally; taking a leadership role in pursuing internal and external collaborative funding opportunities; supervise and examine research students; and play an effective and collegial role in the life of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and of SOAS more generally. Application and InstructionsDeadline August 22, 2021.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences
The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher fellow in the Department of South Asian Studies with a focus on the history, religion, culture, or politics of contemporary or modern India. The position is for 1yr with the possibility of extension. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of application. Application and InstructionsDeadline August 24, 2021.


Faculty Positions in Development, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
Azim Premji University has a clear social purpose – to contribute to a just, equitable, humane, and sustainable society.  The University is focused on fields of education and development through its programs of study that prepare professionals with integrity, competence, and social commitment. We invite applications for faculty positions in environment and climate change, development theories and histories, technology and development, gender in development and public health.  Candidates with Ph.D. or equivalent in relevant domains interested in teaching, research and practice are encouraged to apply. Application and instructions here. For more information, write to facultypositions@apu.edu.in.


Assistant Professor in South Asian History, Davidson College
The History Department at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in South Asian History beginning July 1, 2022. Candidates should be highly committed to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Ph.D. in History or related field expected by June 30, 2022. The successful candidate will teach five courses each year (four in their first year) among them pre-modern and modern South Asian history surveys and upper-level courses of their own design. The candidate will also participate in the college’s South Asian Studies Program and Writing Program. Application and Instructions.


Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of San Diego
The Department of Music at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in teaching, research, and publications. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper‑level undergraduate courses. Candidates with interdisciplinary specializations intersecting with themes of Borders, Technology and the Human Experience, or Environmental Justice will be preferred. Application and InstructionsPost open until filled.

September Deadlines

2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in South and Central Asia
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year! The application deadline is September 15, 2022. Note that awards are only open to U.S. citizens. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities through the following resources:

To receive news and updates about the competition, please register your interest.
Find the award website here. 


July Deadlines

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) fellowship program
Applications available: May 9, 2022
Application deadline: July 13, 2022
Flyer attached
More information here


April Deadlines

American Literary Translator Association (ALTA) Travel Fellowships
Deadline: April 18, 2022 (11:59 p.m. PT)
More information here


2022-2023 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Competition
The Fulbright-Hays DDRA funds doctoral candidates (US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents) to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. The grant does not fund research whose focus is on Western European countries (though it does allow & fund research visits to western European countries that are part of a larger project focused elsewhere). For 2022 there are two areas identified as competitive preference priorities: projects that use the Less Commonly Taught Languages (defined as “any modern foreign language except French, German, or Spanish”); and projects conducted in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, education (comparative or international), international development, political science, public health, or economics.
Deadline: 10:00 am, Monday, April 4, 2022.
More information here


March Deadlines

WISLI Tuition Scholarship Now Open
The WISLI Tuition Scholarship covers 50% of the tuition for summer 2022 language study at one of the WISLI summer language institutes. A separate application is required in order to be considered for the WISLI Tuition Scholarship.
Deadline: March 15
More information here.


SASLI Half/Full Fee Remission Application Now Open
All SASLI students are eligible to apply for a Half or Full Fee Remission, regardless of nationality/citizenship, student status, language of study, etc.The Half Fee Remission covers half of tuition and the Full Fee Remission covers the entire tuition amount. Neither award includes a stipend. A separate application is required in order to be considered for the Half and Full Fee Remissions.
Deadline: March 15
More information here.


February Deadlines

AIPS 2022 Senior and Junior Research Fellowships
The American Institute of Pakistan Studies is excited to offer Senior and Junior Research Fellowships to AIPS members for 2022-2023. Fellowships are available to both post-doctoral scholars (Senior fellowships) and pre-doctoral scholars who have completed all requirements of a Ph.D. except dissertation (Junior fellowships) and priority may be given to applicants who have not received an AIPS fellowship in the past two years.
Deadline: February 1, 2022.
More information here.


AIIS Summer Student Fellowships for Digital Sonic and Visual Projects
AIIS invites applications for five two-month student fellowships for the summer of 2022 to carry out original projects using the resources of the two AIIS research centers in India (Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) and Center for Art and Archaeology (CA&A)). Eligible applicants include graduate and undergraduate students (juniors, seniors, and rising juniors) at institutions of higher education in the United States.  Students should email their application packet as a single PDF to aiis@uchicago.edu.
Deadline: February 1, 2022.
More information here.


NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Students Research Support Award
The National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA) and the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Graduate Students Research Support Award supports graduate student research in the fields of applied linguistics and language education with small grants focused on the teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages (all languages except English, Spanish, French, and German).
Deadline: February 7
More information here. 


FLAS Fellowship for SASLI
A FLAS fellowship for SASLI covers the full tuition amount as well as a fixed stipend of $2,500. Fellowships are awarded based on a national competition and are open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree program and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Deadline: February 14
More information here.


LUMS Urdu Program
Located on the campus of the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences, the program features Urdu language instruction at all levels. Students will have the opportunity to study Urdu in an immersive environment, with four hours of daily instruction, and also to be introduced to Pakistani society and culture through living in and exploring a major South Asian metropolis. The 8 week program also includes field trips, guest speakers, and personal tutorials in addition to classroom instruction. This course emphasizes the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with a pedagogy that takes an active learning, student-centered approach. Our faculty boast years of experience teaching Urdu as a second language both in the US and Pakistan. Deadline, February 15 2022Read More


IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Awards
The summer 2022 competitions for the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award and the IRIS NRC Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship are now open. These awards are for graduate students (in any department) planning on conducting research outside the United States during the summer 2022 field season.
Deadline: February 21, 2022.


Project GO summer 2022 domestic programs
Project GO provides fully funded scholarships to students commissioning through Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC to study critical languages domestically and abroad. Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Hindi are offered through the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI). Students must wait to apply to SASLI until after receiving and accepting a Project GO award.
Project GO common application deadline: February 22, 2022.
Apply here. 


LankaCorps Fellowship Program
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. 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.
Deadline: February 28
More information here. 


Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on religious festivals in Asia
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) focusing on religious festivals in Asia is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The research initiative “Religious festivals in Asia” focuses on dynamics of change in religious festivals in East-, South-, and Southeast-Asia from a comparative perspective. Applicants are invited to develop a PhD-project within the framework of this initiative on “Religious festivals in Asia”, limited to candidates working on festivals in India, Japan, Tibet, or Vietnam. The project description must be submitted as part of the application.
Deadline: February 28, 2022
More information about the research initiative
More information on the job


January Deadlines

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Applications Now Open
The applications for 2022 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, including the Regional Flagship Language Initiatives, are now OPEN. Please check the Boren Awards website for information on 2022 awards and application criteria.
Deadline to apply for Boren Fellowship: January 26 at 5:00 pm EST/4:00 pm CST
Deadline to apply to Boren Scholarship: February 2 at 5:00 pm EST/4:00 pm CST


UW Madison Undergraduate Fellowships

The Provost’s Office is especially pleased to announce a number of Undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. The following fellowships are now available for UW Madison undergraduates:

Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate research in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff conducted during summer 2022 or the 2022-23 academic year. The application deadline is February 14, 2022.

Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff during summer 2022 or the 2022-23 academic year. Deadline February 28, 2022.

Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates (HEX-U) is a public humanities grant that provides training, mentoring, and funding for UW-Madison undergraduates as they plan and implement creative, humanities-inspired projects in the local community. Deadlines, February 3 and March 31, 2022.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards addressing a challenge identified along with a local or global community partner. There is a priority deadline of January 28, 2022 for applicants seeking proposal feedback from the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Advisor.

May Deadlines

2022 SALTA CONFERENCE
University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 24-25, 2022

Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022
Full CFP attached.
More information here


Modern South Asia Workshop 2022 Yale South Asian Studies Council: Call for Papers
Workshop Dates: July 29-30, 2022
Deadline: May 5, 5 pm EDT
Application portal


“Intimacies: Friction, Restoration, Action.” Fall 2022 Symposium, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Full CFP attached
Deadline to submit an abstract: May 7, 2022, at 11:59 EST


Braj and Beyond: Hindavi Reading Workshop
University of Washington, Seattle
August 5–6, 2022

Application deadline: May 15, 2022
More information here


April Deadlines

50th Annual Conference on South Asia
We are excited to announce the submission portal for the 50th Annual Conference on South Asia will open on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, for all proposal types. The theme for this year’s conference is Rebuilding: Tradition and Innovation. We invite proposals related to all countries of South Asia across a diverse range of disciplines.
The 50th ACSA is scheduled to meet in-person, October 19-22, 2022 (Wed-Sat), at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club in Madison, Wisconsin.
Submission Deadlines (by 11:59 PM CST)
Symposium proposals: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Panel, round table, and single paper proposals: Monday, April 4, 2022
Film proposals: Friday, May 6, 2022
More information here


Nepali language program Summer 2021 at the University of Washington
More information here
Deadline: Saturday, April 30, 2022


March Deadlines

Transitions: Asia Through Time and Space Michigan State University Advanced Online Language Teaching (OLT) Courses
Deadlines: Creating Engaging Materials: February 28th, 2022
Post-Pandemic Language Teaching: March 28th, 2022
More information here.


Emory Conference on Hindi
The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University invites paper submissions for the inaugural Emory Conference on Hindi Language and Culture. The conference will adopt a hybrid format—on Zoom and in person on the Emory University campus —and will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 23–24, 2022. The theme of this year’s Emory Conference on Hindi 2022 will be “New Directions in Hindi Language Instruction.”
Deadline for abstract submission is March 1st, 2022
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CFP: Property and Being under Colonial Conditions in Asia and Africa
May 13th and 14th, 2022
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
This in-person interdisciplinary conference aims to explore how comparing intellectual, cultural, social, political-economic, and legal histories of property from African and Asian colonial contexts may help us rethink ideas about land, ownership, dispossession, rights, credit, subjectivities, and political imaginations. Participants will engage with the historically sedimented entanglements of colonial policy and indigenous practices, developmentalist desires, and cultural and climatic change. To apply, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words, and a short bio of about 150 words at propertyconference2022@gmail.com by March 1, 2022.


Human Rights Internship Nepal
Internship Nepal welcomes students and professionals from around the world to join their internship programs in Nepal.
Email contact: info@internshipnepal.com


International Internship Program
The International Internship Program will be offering part-time, virtual international internships with organizations all over the world for spring 2022.  Please check the Internship Database for a list of opportunities. There is NO FEE for IIP virtual internships. Credit is optional.  This is a great opportunity to gain professional and cross-cultural experience.


February Deadlines

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Applications Now Open
The applications for 2022 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, including the Regional Flagship Language Initiatives, are now OPEN. Please check the Boren Awards website for information on 2022 awards and application criteria.
Deadline to apply for Boren Fellowship: January 26 at 5:00 pm EST/4:00 pm CST
Deadline to apply to Boren Scholarship: February 2 at 5:00 pm EST/4:00 pm CST


MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2022: Borders and Boundaries 
The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University is pleased to announce its annual Graduate Student Conference to be held on 24–25 March 2022. The theme this year interrogates borders and boundaries: exploring what these formations mean, how they come to be fixed and changed, what they engender and obfuscate. The conference will predominantly be held on Zoom. We invite graduate students from across the world to submit a 350–400 word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation along with a 100-word bio via this form: https://forms.gle/V4BTHcVpCcpCPqENA by Monday, February 7, 2022.

Notification of paper acceptance will be sent by the end of February. You can keep updated on the conference via Twitter: https://twitter.com/MESAAS_GSA. For any questions or inquiries, please contact mesaasgraduateconference@gmail.com.


South Asian Studies Association Annual Conference 2022
The South Asian Studies Association, established in 2007, will hold its annual conference online and on Zoom the weekend of March 11, 12, 13, 2022. The submission of full panel presentations is encouraged. Deadline for proposal submissions: February 15, 2022. Please direct any questions to Chris Chapple, SASA President, cchapple@lmu.edu. Please submit through this link: https://sasaonline.net/


South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) Conference 2022
The South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) Conference, Co-sponsored by South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Center, Yale University; South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin; and South Asian Language Programs, New York University, seeks to provide a platform to educators and related stakeholders in the field of South Asian languages, literatures, and translation, to share experiences and create meaningful partnershipsProposals are solicited for presentation in ‘lightening rounds’ (10 mins each).While any theme related to the teaching and learning of South Asian languages in the diaspora are welcome, preference will be given to presentations addressing pedagogical innovations promoting critical thinking and creative self-expression in the target language, and issues of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), social justice with examples for integration of language, culture and content.In the proposal please include the following: (i) Name of presenter, institutional affiliation & language if applicable (ii) Tentative title (iii) 100 words abstract for inclusion on the program website (iv) Proposal text (approximately half page write up).
Deadline for proposals: February 20th. Applicants will be notified by Sunday March 6th as to whether their proposal has been accepted. Please send all submissions and inquiries to seema.khurana@yale.edu.


2022 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia
(Mis)Information, April 29 and 30, 2022, University at Buffalo, SUNY
The University at Buffalo, SUNY, is proud to hold its fourth annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia. We invite papers on the theme of “(Mis)information,” which may be interpreted broadly in its social or political sense. The 2021 Rustgi conference will feature a keynote lecture from novelist, essayist, and journalist Dr. Michael Muhammad Knight, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida. As a scholar, Knight has explored misinformation by contending with prominent descriptions of Islam in media, dissecting concepts of religious othering both within and outside of the Muslim community. His works include The Taqwacores, Why I Am a Five Percenter, and Magic in Islam. We welcome undergraduate participants studying South Asia from all disciplines to submit proposals, preferably but not necessarily working on any topic relating to the theme. Possible topics of discussion include: i) Censorship (of journalism and activist voices ii) Role of information in religious conflicts iii) Disinformation iv) Digital literacy v) Institutions that diffuse information vi) Determinants of beliefs arising from information vii) Future of misinformation viii) Ethics of information dissemination. Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (https://bit.ly/rustgisubmissions2022) by Sunday, February 20, 2022. We are able to provide a limited number of presenters with a travel subvention of up to US$200. Accepted participants who attend in person will also be provided with shared hotel accommodations. Please contact rustgiconference@buffalo.edu for more information about the conference.


Michigan State University Advanced Online Language Teaching (OLT) Courses
The Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages Partnership (LCTL) announce a call for applications for our Advanced Online Language Teaching (OLT) courses, open to all foreign language instructors within the USA. The course is fully funded.
Deadlines: Creating Engaging Materials: February 28th, 2022
Post-Pandemic Language Teaching: March 28th, 2022

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January Deadlines

IIP Sehgal Foundation Virtual Development Internship
The Sehgal Foundation, a rural development NGO, invites applicants to several internship programs focusing on rural development.
More information here
Deadline: January 23, 2022.

Call for Chapters:  Women Warriors of South Asia: The Opportunities and Challenges Facing Female Service Members in the Subcontinent
The book will contain nine chapters to cover all the South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and the editors of Air University Press, the academic publisher of the Department of the Air Force, are requesting 100–250­–word abstracts per chapter and aiming for each chapter to be between 4,000 to 5,000 words in length. They have Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka covered, and are looking for contributors to cover Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal.

Timeline for the project is as follows:
May 15, 2022– receive the abstracts
October 30, 2022– receive the chapters
December 31, 2022 – complete the editing
January 31, 2023 – submit the manuscript to Air University Press