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.

American Institute of Pakistan Studies Project Coordinator
Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2023

Open rank, tenure-line faculty position in the History of Science, Health, or Disability, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Review of applications begin: October 2, 2023

Tenure-track, assistant professor position in the History of Modern South Asia at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2023

Instructional Professor in Sanskrit, University of Chicago
Application Deadline: October 12, 2023 11 PM CT

Assistant Teaching Professor in Hindi at the University of Washington
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2023 

Associate Director, South Asia Center University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor in Modern South Asia 
The Department of History at Dartmouth has launched a search for a historian of modern South Asia since 1750 at the assistant professor level.

Assistant Professor in South Asian Religions
The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2024 in South Asian Religions.

Part-Time Lecturer in Urdu
The Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a part-time lecturer in the Urdu language program for the Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters of the 2023-24 academic year.

Assistant Professor in Islamicate South Asia
The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the study of Islamicate South Asia to begin July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, and Endowed Professor in India Politics and Director of the India Center at the University of Central Florida

South Asian Literature in Translation (SALT) Publisher Travel Grants 
The SALT Project’s travel grant program 2023-24 is open to any publisher that publishes in English and is based outside of South Asia.
Application Deadline: September 15

2024 AIIS Book Prize
To promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies awards two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject.
Application deadline: September 30

Teaching Fellowships at Asian University for Women
The Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh is searching for dedicated Teaching Fellows to teach and promote empowerment and leadership development for highly talented women from across Asia and the Middle East. Teaching Fellowships last one year, and Fellows will teach English, math and computer science in AUW’s preparatory programs for incoming students.

The Luce Scholars Program
The Luce Scholars Program provides a year-long internship in an Asian country related to the scholar’s interests. The program is designed to provide an extended period of exposure to an Asian country for highly qualified young Americans.
Deadline: October 16

2023 AIIS Fellowship Competition 
AIIS invites applications from scholars, professionals, and artists from all disciplines who wish to conduct research or carry out artistic projects in India in  2024-2026
Application deadline: November 15

The 2024-25 Boren Award
Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students) and Fellowships (for graduate students) provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Campus Application Deadline: December 1

Online Urdu Language and Culture Course
American Institute of Pakistan Studies will be hosting the Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture online course this fall 2023. In this introductory level Urdu language and culture class, participants will have the opportunity to gain a basic foundation in Urdu and learn about the rich cultural traditions of Pakistan and other Urdu-speaking regions. The 10-week online course is ideal for those who want to get an overview of the basics of the Urdu writing system.
International Symposium – Early Buddhist Art in India and its Global Reach
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is hosting an international two-day symposium with sixteen speakers presenting new research on early Indian Buddhism. The Keynote address is by Professor Gregory Schopen, Emeritus Distinguished Professor at UCLA.
Call for applications for AIIS/CAORC Faculty Development Seminar (December 26, 2023 – January 13, 2024, India)
The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) and Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) will be offering a faculty development seminar entitled “Exploring Urban Sustainability Through India’s Cities” in India that runs from December 26, 2023 to January 13, 2024. This opportunity is open to faculty and administrators at community colleges and minority-serving institutions.
Application deadline: September 5
Seminar dates: December 26 – January 13, 2024
Student Conference (February 15-17, 2024 – Honolulu, HI)
The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) is accepting abstracts from current graduate students, as well as from scholars, practitioners, artists, and scientists, who have completed a graduate degree within the past three years. IGSC welcomes abstracts globally and from any discipline related to the US and Asia-Pacific region. This year’s theme is “Elucidating the Periphery: Rethinking Neglected Narratives and Novel Approaches.” This student organized conference provides an opportunity to venture beyond one’s own boundaries to interface with neglected narratives from peripheral perspectives as well as novel techniques in a transdisciplinary context.
Proposal deadline: September 15
The American Institute of Indian Studies will hold a webinar on preparing a strong application for their upcoming Junior and Senior Fellow Competitions in November.
Webinar Date: September 19, 2023 11 AM CT
72nd Annual Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, Champaign, IL)
The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to host the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA). They welcome proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers from all disciplines focusing on China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Asian Diaspora as well as comparative, inter-Asian, and global Asia topics. MCCA also welcomes scholars and students from all regions. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students (presenting on separate junior scholar panels), as well as independent scholars, are encouraged to share their work, receive feedback, and network at the conference.
17th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Workshop (October 18, Madison, WI; December 1 – 2, Online)
The South Asia Legal Studies Working Group at University of Wisconsin Law School will hold an in-person and virtual workshop this fall.
Webinar on ACSA Abstract writing 
Informative session for prospective presenters at the Annual Conference on South Asia
Webinar Date: December 12, 2023 1 -2:30PM CT
Zoom link will be shared soon.
Call for Proposals: The Velvet Light Trap Journal
The Velvet Light Trap Issue #94, “Creative Labor and Precarity,” has extended its deadline! TVLT is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of film, television, and new media. It is edited entirely by graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Texas-Austin.
Deadline: October 1
Please email the editors at for any questions