CSEAS Kyoto University Fellowship (Deadline May 31, 2018)

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University hosts scholars and researchers who work on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.

Fellowships are normally between a period of three to six months, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.

Applicants must be productive scholars of high reputation under 65 years of age at the time of the fellowship appointment; those over 65 may be considered only if they are outstanding. This fellowship is not available to individuals currently pursuing graduate degrees or post-doctoral studies. Only experienced librarians are eligible to apply for the library position.

For more information, visit the website: https://en.kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/networks/international-network/visiting-research-and-guest-scholars/

Applications for the 2019 fellowships are due May 31, 2018.

Universitas Gadjah Mada Summer Course 2018: International Labour Migration in the Shifting World (Deadline 1 Jun 2018)

International Labour Migration in the Shifting World: New Insights and Policy Challenges summer course combines classroom learning and field observations. At the end of the course, students will be required to conduct fieldwork in the area and present their findings to the class.

Applications are welcome from post-graduates, PhD Students, and professionals. Scholarship will be provided to 20 selected participants from ASEAN Countries, and those from outside ASEAN will be covered accommodation and meals, but not air travel. The results will be announced on 28 June 2018.

For more details on the program including the list of lecturers, eligibility and registration, check out the website and flyer.

CFP | Sustainable Transboundary Governance of the Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia (Deadline 15 Jun 2018)

Organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; supported by SSRC grant on Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia (MOE2016-SSRTG-068), and in collaboration with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

This multi-disciplinary workshop will explore key issues in sustainable development with particular reference to the ecological commons in Southeast Asia from a transboundary governance perspective.

For more information, visit the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute (ARI) website: https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/fcafab62-88d7-4fdf-8995-64c73d2d494a

Call for Submissions for Spring 2018 Newsletter (Deadline: Apr 30)

The Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) is currently looking for submissions for its 2018 Spring/Summer Issue Newsletter.

The newsletter will be published in June. 

Deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2018 (for Spring/Summer).

All submissions for the newsletter or questions should be sent to newsletter@ccseas.ca.

CCSEAS is an association of scholars, students, policymakers and activists with an interest in the academic study of Southeast Asia and its connections to the rest of the world. CCSEAS Newsletters are published twice a year and edited by its graduate student team based in Toronto and Montreal.

We welcome submissions from professors, graduate students and members of civil society alike. Submissions can be in either English or French, and can be articulated along these lines:

– Reports from the field: Notes from graduate students who are currently on the field or have just finished doing fieldwork in Southeast Asia. Submissions can be about research as well as about personal experiences, and should be around 800 words. We also encourage people to send us original photos to accompany their submissions.

– Updates from members: Updates from members can be about various subjects. They can be updates about one member’s own research, for example, or about the situation of Southeast Asian studies in different countries. Submissions should range between 800 and 1500 words.

– Civil society and announcements: Members from civil society are invited to write about their projects or organizations. It is also possible to write about cooperation or possibilities for cooperation between civil society organizations and academics. We also welcome announcements for projects, events or job openings from all horizons as well. Submissions should be around 800 words and include contact information if necessary.

*** Please kindly circulate the present call for submissions to your networks. ***




Le Conseil canadien des études sur l’Asie du Sud-Est (CCEASE) est présentement à la recherche de contributions pour l’édition printemps/été 2018 de son bulletin. Le bulletin sera publié au mois de juin.

Le CCEASE rassemble des chercheurs, étudiants, décideurs et membres de la société civile qui s’intéressent à l’Asie du Sud-Est et à ses liens avec le reste du monde. Les bulletins d’information du CCSEASE sont publiés deux fois par année et édités par son équipe étudiante, basée à Toronto et Montréal.

Nous acceptons les contributions de la part de professeurs et chercheurs, d’étudiants aux cycles supérieurs et de membres de la société civile. Les contributions peuvent être soit en français ou en anglais  et peuvent s’articuler autour des thèmes suivants:

– Notes de terrain: Les notes de terrain sont écrites par des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs qui effectuent ou qui ont récemment complété des recherches de terrain en Asie du Sud-Est. Les contributions de ce type peuvent concerner à la fois la recherche et l’expérience personnelle des chercheurs à l’étranger, et devraient comporter environ 800 mots. Nous encourageons également les contributeurs à soumettre des photos de leur terrain.

– Nouvelles des membres: Les nouvelles des membres peuvent toucher à de nombreux sujets. Elles peuvent traiter de la recherche personnelle des membres, par exemple, ou discuter de la situation des études sur l’Asie du Sud-Est dans différents pays. Ces contributions devraient comporter de 800 à 1500 mots.

– Société civile et annonces: Nous encourageons les membres de la société civile à soumettre des contributions à propos de leurs projets ou de leurs organisations. Nous encourageons aussi les propositions qui concernent la coopération ou les possibilités de coopération entre la société civile et le milieu académique. De même, nous acceptons les annonces pour d’autres types de projets, comme les événements à venir et des postes à combler. Les contributions devraient comporter environ 800 mots et inclure les coordonnées d’une personne ressource si nécessaire.

Les contributions au bulletin ou questions peuvent être envoyées à l’adresse suivante: newsletter@ccseas.ca.

Date limite pour soumettre une contribution : 30 avril 2018 (pour printemps/été)


*** Merci de diffuser le présent appel à contributions dans vos réseaux ***

Job Opportunities: Research & Advocacy Officer and Project Coordinator, Mekong Migration Network (Deadline: 10 March 2018)

The Mekong Migration Network (MMN) is looking for a Research & Advocacy Officer and a Project Coordinator to be based in the MMN Secretariat office in Chiang Mai, Thailand to work 5 days (40 hours) a week.

MMN is a sub-regional network of civil society organisations and research institutes working on migration issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). MMN’s joint areas of work include advocacy, information monitoring, research, capacity building and networking. Please see www.mekongmigration.org for more information about MMN.

For more details about each posting, visit the MMN website:

Research & Advocacy Officer: http://www.mekongmigration.org/?p=6173
Project Coordinator: http://www.mekongmigration.org/?p=6189

Interested applicants are to email their CV and cover letter along with two referees’ contact details and a writing sample in English to MMN Regional Coordinator Ms. Reiko Harima at application@mekongmigration.org by 10 March 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Philippine Studies Association 2018 National Conference (Deadline: 5 March 2018)


The Reshaping of Philippine Studies: Contending viewpoints, voices, and knowledges

September 26-28, 2018
National Museum of the Philippines
P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila

In the era of global mobilities and fluid identities, Philippine Studies is constantly reframed, negotiated, or contested by scholars and academics. New theoretical and methodological directions emerge that reflect tensions between home-grown and diasporic scholarship, contending visions of nation, or new positions of identification. Mindful of these competing viewpoints, voices, and knowledges, the Philippine Studies Association (PSA) invites original presentations that engage with, explore, or bear upon, these directions.

Pre-formed panels are preferred.

Email submissions to philstudiesassociation@gmail.com and 2018natcon@philstudies.org.

Visit the PSA website for more information: www.philstudies.org

Fellowships at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is accepting applications for visiting fellowships in the the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) and in Indonesia Studies .

1. The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) in Singapore pursues research on premodern interactions between Asian societies and civilisations. NSC is now accepting Visiting Fellowship applications from scholars of all ranks who wish to undertake research in two areas:

  • Extra-regional linkages and networks: Focus on premodern maritime history, trade routes and economic links between Southeast Asia and China or India.
  • Intra-regional linkages and networks: Focus on premodern flows of economic activity, power, language, culture and religion within the Southeast Asian region.

Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2018. The search will continue until appointments are made. Applications should be sent to the following address:

For more information, visit: https://www.iseas.edu.sg/centres/nalanda-sriwijaya-centre or https://www.iseas.edu.sg/about-us/opportunities/career-opportunities.

2. Indonesia Studies

Preference will be given to candidates who have done or can work on projects associated with one or more of the following themes: The dynamics of Indonesian domestic politics and elections; The evolving role of the military in post-1998 Indonesia Urbanization, decentralization and socio-political change in Indonesia; The application of quantitative analysis and/or; Geographic Information System to the study of social trends in Southeast Asia.

For enquiries, please contact Senior Manager, Human Resources (positions@iseas.edu.sg). Application is due 30 March 2018. Visit the website for more information: https://www.iseas.edu.sg/about-us/opportunities/career-opportunities

InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (2018): Call for Papers (Deadline: 28 Feb 2018)

Conference on InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi
December 4-7, 2018
Hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

Deadline: February 28, 2018

This series showcases innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines and explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. Crossing traditional area studies boundaries and creating international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the “global” and the “regional” in a variety of contexts, the conference reconceptualizes Asia as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, South Asia and Southeast Asia to East Asia.

Paper proposals are now being accepted for all eight workshops. Each workshop has two directors with different institutional affiliations, most representing different disciplines. Individual applications are invited from junior and senior scholars, whether graduate students, faculty, or researchers in NGOs or other research organizations.

For more information, visit the conference website: https://www.ssrc.org/programs/child-component/interasia-program/interasian-connections-conference-series/interasian-connections-vi-hanoi-2018/

Organized by: Social Science Research Council InterAsia Program, Duke University Global Asia Initiative, Göttingen University Global and Transregional Studies Platform, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University Asia Center, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and Yale University – collectively the Organizers.