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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.

AIPS-Pakistan Director – American Institute of Pakistan Studies

Tenure Track Faculty (position available in South Asian Religious Studies) – Race and Ethnic Studies, Penn State Abington

Digital Illustrator (works related to Arabic, Dari, Pashto and English texts) – The Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society, CUNY

Digital Reviewer of Multilingual Math Test Grades 1-9 (Speakers of Bengali, Dari, Pashto) – The Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society, CUNY

Post Doctoral Fellow – India Studies Program, University of Houston
Application review begins: February 20

Postdoctoral Associate in South Asian Studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) – South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center, Yale University
Application review begins: March 1

Assistant/Associate Professor of Literature (Focusing on Global South) – Department of Literature and Language, Metro State University
Application deadline: March 20

Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities – Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University
Applications deadline: March 24

Community Belonging Research Intern – Extension Institute of Community Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison
* Looking specifically for applicants who speak Pashto, Dari or Arabic
Applications close: April 15

Visiting Assistant Professor, Hindi-Urdu – Middle East and South Asia Studies Program, Wake Forest University
Application review begins: April 20

Assistant Professor in Contemporary Buddhism in Asia (non-TT) – Centre of Buddhist Studies, University of Hong Kong
Application close: May 2

Summer Bangla-Speaking Resident Director – CLS Program, American Councils for International Education

Summer Hindi-Speaking Resident Director – CLS Program, American Councils for International Education

Summer Urdu-Speaking Resident Director – CLS Program, American Councils for International Education

2023-2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education. It provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. You must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States to apply. Click here to view the webinar on this year’s application cycle.
Deadline: April 10

American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellowships (for Annual ALTA Conference)
Each year, a number of $1,000 fellowships are awarded to emerging translators to help them participate in the annual ALTA conference. For the ALTA Travel Fellowships, an emerging translator is someone who does not yet have a book-length work of translation published or under contract. ALTA considers chapbooks to be book-length publications for the Travel Fellowships. The ALTA Travel Fellowships are open to individual translators (not teams of co-translators).
Deadline: April 17

Call for proposals for the SACPAN 2023 (May 5 – 6, Seattle, WA)
The South Asia Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington invites paper proposals for the annual South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN), a long-running collaborative venture sponsored by South Asia specialists at the University of Washington, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Oregon, and other institutions in the region. We welcome scholars from across the disciplines with research interests in South Asia at universities and colleges in the Pacific Northwest.
Deadline: March 31

Call for proposals for the SALTA Conference 2023 (June 23 – 24, Madison, WI)
The South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) is pleased to announce a two-day international conference, in person on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison on June 23-24, Friday-Saturday, 2023 (limited online facility for international participants). The theme of this year’s conference is “Assessment and Feedback.”
Proposal deadline: April 24

SUNY Buffalo’s 2023 Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Conference (March 31 – April 1, Buffalo, NY)
The University at Buffalo, SUNY, is proud to hold its fifth annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia. The 2023 Rustgi conference will feature a keynote lecture from Council Member Shahana Hanif, a Bangladeshi American serving on the New York City Council for the 39th District, representing the divisions of Kensington, Borough Park, Windsor Terrace, and more. Please email for more information and any inquiries.

The University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Center for South Asian Studies Spring Symposium 2023: Climate Change and South Asia (April 18-19, Virtual)
How is the global climate crisis affecting South Asia, and how are governments and communities in South Asia responding to the myriad challenges of climate change? This symposium invites scholars in the interpretive social sciences, humanities, arts, architecture, business, planning, public health, and policy studies, among others, to share research and artistic work, and join together in conversations about climate change in South Asia. Research and creative work of an interdisciplinary nature are especially encouraged. We aim to promote a richer understanding of how people are working to forge collective, inclusive, and effective solutions to this major crisis of our times.

2023 Sri Lankan Studies Graduate Student Conference (April 21-22, Ithaca, NY)
The conference is hosted by Cornell’s South Asia Program and co-sponsored by the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies. The graduate conference aims to enhance intellectual exchange on Sri Lanka, emphasize the production of empirical and non-sectarian knowledge, build a new cohort of researchers across disciplines and institutions, and strengthen research and mentoring relationships across geographic, linguistic, and institutional borders.

UCLA Center for India and South Asia’s 5th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference (April 28, Los Angeles, CA)
This one-day conference aims to create a forum for presenting and discussing current research on South Asia from a wide range of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, science and technology studies, public policy, and business programs. The keynote address for this conference will be “Narrating South Asian History: Sources, Authority, and Multiplicity,” given by Dr. Audrey Truschke, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark.

Call for applicants for “Transform Your Dissertation into a Book” Workshop at ASCA
The American Institute of Indian Studies will be organizing a workshop for recent PhDs who are interested in turning their dissertation into a book at this year’s 51st Annual Conference on South Asia.
Deadline: July 31

South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) call for new content suggestions
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) initiative at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is inviting submissions for new digital content. Students, scholars, researchers, and teachers are encouraged to submit their recommendations for new, open access content to be digitized and added to SAOA’s existing collection, which is freely available at New content suggestions that address SAOA’s thematic interests (Women & Gender, Language & Literature, Caste & Social Structure, History of Science, Art History & Music, and Social, Political, & Economic History) are especially welcome.
Invitation for Contribution: Performance Studies & Cultural Discourse Book Series
Contributions are invited for Springer’s newly launched book series titled Performance Studies & Cultural Discourse in South Asia.