Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies (Deadline: Feb 22, 2019)

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 14th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 22-26 July 2019.

The first two days of the Forum will be dedicated to Skills Based Sessions during which senior scholars will address various topics such as:

  • How to get published in peer-reviewed journals,
  • How to apply for international grants,
  • How to deal with negative reviews,

Besides that there will be sessions on various research methodologies, academic rankings and statistics, as well as planning career trajectories.

During the final three days, graduate students will be giving the opportunity to present their work in sessions organized thematically. Graduate students working on topics related to Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

Partial or full funding may be available for students whose proposals have been selected. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the five-day forum, and a contribution towards air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

This event coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2019, which brings some 28 graduate students to ARI for a six-week period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.


Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper to Ms Tay Minghua at no later than 22 February 2019. Please click here for the Application Form. The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study. One letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.

Successful applicants will be notified by early April 2019. Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 20 June 2019.

Call for Submissions / Appel à contributions|CCSEAS Spring 2019 Newsletter / Bulletin du CCEASE printemps 2019| Deadline: Apr 1st / Date limite: 1er avril

The Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) is currently looking for submissions for its Spring 2019 Issue Newsletter. The newsletter will be released in May 2019.

We welcome submissions from professors, graduate students and members of civil society alike. Submissions can be in either English or French and must follow the guidelines provided (available here). Manuscripts can be articulated along these lines:

– Reports from the field: Notes from graduate students who are currently on the field or 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 potential contributors to send us original photos to accompany their submissions.

– Photo-essays: Text and photographs from graduate students doing research on Southeast Asia. Submissions can be about research as well as about personal experiences conducting research and should be around 400 words.

– 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 not exceed 800 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 not exceed 800 words and include contact information if necessary.

All submissions for the newsletter should be sent to

Deadline for submissions:

April 1st, 2019

Contact (Email):


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Le Conseil canadien des études sur l’Asie du Sud-Est (CCEASE) est présentement à la recherche de contributions pour son bulletin de printemps 2019. Le bulletin sera publié en mai 2019.

Nous acceptons les contributions de la part de professeurs et chercheurs, d’étudiants aux cycles supérieurs et de membres de la société civile. De plus, nous acceptons à la fois les textes en français et en anglais. Les contributions doivent suivre les directives fournies (disponibles ici). Nous sommes à la recherche de contributions qui s’articulent autour des thèmes suivants:

– Notes de terrain: Les notes de terrain sont écrites par des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs qui sont en train d’effectuer ou qui ont effectué 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 si possible.

Essais photographiques: Photographies et textes d’étudiants aux cycles supérieurs qui sont en train d’effectuer ou qui ont effectué 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 400 mots.

– Nouvelles des membres: Les nouvelles des membres peuvent concerner de nombreux sujets. Elles peuvent donner de l’information sur la recherche personnelle des membres, par exemple, ou discuter de la situation des études sur l’Asie du Sud-Est dans différents pays. De telles contributions devraient comporter au maximum 800 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 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 postes à combler. Les contributions devraient comporter au maximum 800 mots et inclure les coordonnées d’une personne ressource si nécessaire.

Les contributions au bulletin peuvent être envoyées à l’adresse suivante:

Date limite pour soumettre une contribution:

1er avril 2019

Contact (courriel):


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Call for Applications: 2019 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute “Digital Asias”

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 3-7, 2019. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon (UC-Irvine) and Jonathan E. Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Digital Asias.”

Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Particularly strong work will be considered for publication in an upcoming special issue of the award-winning journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

Penn State will cover housing and meals, and offer an honorarium to help defray travel costs. Applicants must have completed their PhDs no earlier than June 2014, or be advanced graduate students who are completing their dissertations.

You can find more information here:

Call for Submissions / Appel à soumissions | Power in Southeast Asia / Le pouvoir en Asie du Sud-Est | 2019 CCSEAS/CCEASE conference

Call for Submissions: “Power in Southeast Asia”

McGill University and University of Sherbrooke (Longueuil), Montreal, Quebec
24-26 October 2019

Questions of power permeate virtually all social relations and social facts. Southeast Asia is an especially fertile area in which to examine the question of power. The notion of power itself invites critical inquiries from many disciplinary and ontological perspectives. How is power expressed in Southeast Asian states, societies, and cultures? How do historical legacies, such as colonialism and the Cold War, affect power relations in the contemporary world? How do social forces, including class structures, ethnic groups, and religious communities, resist the exertion of power or reinforce existing powers of domination? How does power compel people to act without their knowledge? What are the channels or practices by which various forms of power are manifest? How is power understood, conceptualized, and represented in different fields of social inquiry, including the social sciences, humanities, and performing arts? Whether one is interested in transnational flows, religious movements, symbols and discourse, or gender relations, power is an important element that suffuses social and political life in Southeast Asia and beyond.

The 2019 Conference of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, to be held in Montreal, invites papers and panels on the theme of power in all its manifestations. We especially encourage proposals that address the question of power from inter-disciplinary and comparative perspectives. The conference organizers will also consider panels on a variety of topics, but are especially interested in submissions that engage with the conference theme of power. The conference will be held in Montreal, jointly at McGill University and the University of Sherbrooke (Longueuil campus), on 24-26 October 2019.

Please submit your panels and paper proposals to:

Submissions will be accepted until 1 April 2019.

For more information:

You may also contact the co-conveners of the conference:
Serge Granger, University of Sherbrooke –
Erik Martinez Kuhonta, McGill University –

Call (PDF)

Further information about conference registration will be available on the website in early 2019.

Appel à soumissions : « Le pouvoir en Asie du Sud-Est »

Université McGill et Université de Sherbrooke (Longueuil), Montréal, Québec 24-26 Octobre 2019

Les questions de pouvoir affectent la quasi-totalité des relations sociales et des faits sociaux. L’Asie du Sud-Est est une région particulièrement fertile pour examiner la question du pouvoir. La notion de pouvoir lui-même invite des enquêtes critiques de nombreux points de vue disciplinaires et ontologiques. Comment s’exprime le pouvoir dans les sociétés, les cultures et les États du sud-est asiatique ? Quelles sont les héritages historiques, tels que le colonialisme et la guerre froide, sur les relations de pouvoir dans le monde contemporain ? Comment les forces sociales, incluant les structures de classe, des groupes ethniques et des communautés religieuses résistent à l’effort du pouvoir ou renforcent les pouvoirs de leur domination ? Comment le pouvoir pousse les gens à agir à leur insu ? Par quels canaux ou pratiques les diverses formes de pouvoir se manifestent ? Comment est le pouvoir est compris, conceptualisé et représenté dans différents domaines d’enquête sociale, y compris les sciences sociales, sciences humaines et arts de la scène ? Que l’on s’intéresse aux flux transnationaux, mouvements religieux, symboles et discours ou les relations du genre, le pouvoir est un élément important qui façonne la vie socio-politique en Asie du Sud-Est et au-delà.

La Conférence 2019 du Conseil canadien des études sur l’Asie du Sud-Est lance un appel de textes et panels sur le thème du pouvoir sous toutes ses formes. En particulier, nous encourageons les propositions qui portent sur la question du pouvoir dans une perspective interdisciplinaire et comparative. Les organisateurs de la Conférence considèreront également des panels sur une variété de sujets, mais sont particulièrement intéressés aux présentations qui s’engagent sur le thème de la Conférence. La Conférence se tiendra à Montréal, conjointement à l’Université McGill et l’Université de Sherbrooke (campus Longueuil), du 24 au 26 octobre 2019.

Veuillez soumettre vos propositions de panels ou vos propositions de texte sur :

La date limite pour les soumissions est le 1 Avril 2019.

Pour plus d’information:
Serge Granger, University of Sherbrooke –
Erik Martinez Kuhonta, McGill University –

Appel à soumissions (PDF)

De plus amples informations sur l’inscription à la conférence seront disponibles sur le site web au début de 2019.

Indonesia Art and Culture Scholarship (Deadline Nov 1, 2018)

The Indonesia Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) has been running since 2003, and 848 alumni from 74 countries have completed the program. It does not grant degrees.

Scholarship recipients are hosted by an art center in Indonesia. The centers are located in Bali, West Sumatera, East Kalimantan, East Java, South Sulawesi and Yogyakarta. Awardees learn about Indonesian art and culture, while living within or around the assigned center and enjoying the opportunity to experience the local culture and interact with the community.

The scholarship is for three months, beginning on April 7 and ending on July 16, 2019.

Canadian students or international students residing in Canada should send their applications to:

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Attn. Social and Cultural Affairs
1630 Alberni Street, Vancouver, V6G 1A6

The applications are due November 1, 2018.

For more information about the scholarship and the application process, please visit the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver website:

Bali Democracy Students Conference, 6-7 December 2018 (Deadline Oct 31, 2018)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia is organizing the Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) as part of the 11th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF). The BDSC is a conference among students to transfer and share knowledge on the issues of democracy. It will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on 6-7 December 2018, parallel to the 11th BDF.


  1. Students majoring in various fields of study, preferably undergraduate students in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law, Communications, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Economics;
  2. Good oral and written communication skills;
  3. Interested in socio-political issues, especially democracy;
  4. Active in student organizations and/or the social community;
  5. Active on social media.

The application package should include:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  3. Letter of recommendation from the University;
  4. Photocopy of passport;
  5. A recent photograph (4x6cm, in colour); and
  6. A Statement letter stating willingness to participate in the whole program of BDSC in Bali from 5 to 8 December 2018.

The BDSC committee will cover the costs associated with the participation in the conference such as local transportation, hotel accommodation, and meal expenses for the duration of the event from 5 to 8 December 2018.

Registration can be done by sending all of the required documents by email to the BDSC committee at (Attn. Social Cultural Affairs) before 31st October 2018.