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Dec 3 2018


The Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP) and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) invite applications from individuals interested in undertaking Urdu as a second language teacher’s training in the United States in the summer of 2017. The appointment is for a portion of the SASLI Urdu program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (June 5- July 2, 2017) and a three-day workshop held at University of Texas, Austin (July 5-7, 2017).


The winter short-term competition of the American Institute of Indian Studies is open only to faculty members (including full year visiting appointments) and persons holding the Ph.D. who are receiving a salary on a regular basis from a member institution of the American Institute of Indian Studies. It is one of the special perks of membership in the Institute.

Short-term grant award periods range from 1 to 4 months and include maintenance stipend, research allowance, and international travel. No dependent support or travel is possible under the short-term grants. Awards are designed for support of research projects and will not be granted to applicants seeking travel funds for conference participation.


Since 2010, the Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference has been bringing together advanced graduate students working on a variety of subjects related to the study of Sikhs. Pairing a community organization with the Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies, the conference has hosted students from Pakistan to Canada, India to France from over 25 universities. We are excited to return for the 9th annual conference at Stanford University on February 16, 2018.



The organizing committee of the South Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago is delighted to announce its sixteenth annual conference, South Asia: The Political, the Public, the Popular, to be held on March 8–9, 2019. We invite papers from graduate students at all levels to explore these categories in contemporary and historical South Asia.


The U.S.-based South Asian Studies Association (, an alliance of South Asian focused university scholars, business and civic leaders will hold its 12th Anniversary Conference at Claremont McKenna College on March 23-25. More than 50 scholarly papers will be presented in 18 individual panel sessions, and three major topical Plenary Sessions. Speakers will include leading South Asian specialists from universities and colleges from across North America, Asia, and Europe, as well as business and civic leaders.


The South Asian Studies Association (SASA) is an alliance of scholars, academicians, and business leaders dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the region’s global importance. This is accomplished via study of its history, cultures, religions, philosophies, governance, politics, economics, art, literature, and more. SASA members and collaborators focus on South Asia’s rich and diverse past, its bold and remarkable present, and its soaring prospects for the future.

Since 2007 SASA has hosted eleven international conferences at preeminent colleges and universities across America, including one each in India and in Russia. We have additionally published six books and five issues of the scholarly journal Exemplar, and bestowed annual Exemplar Awards on 18 prominent South Asia scholars and community service leaders. We have additionally produced and live-streamed multiple interviews with South Asia-focused scholars and newsmakers.