November 05, 2013

Indonesia and the Malay World

The Indonesia and the Malay World prize for an article by a young scholar £250

The Editorial Board of Indonesia and the Malay World is pleased to announce a new prize for original articles produced by young scholars ('young scholar' being defined as either someone in the process of completing their PhD or someone who has been awarded their doctorate within the last five years) working on the languages, literatures, art, archaeology, history, religion, anthropology, performing arts, cinema and tourism of the region covered by the journal (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, southern Thailand, southern Philippines). Award-winning submissions will be published in the journal. No rigid limit is imposed on the length of the contribution but it should be appreciated that the most suitable length is 6-8,000 words. Articles should be formatted in accordance with the style of Indonesia and the Malay World, and should be written in excellent academic English. Submissions should be submitted by email attachment, together with a brief CV, to, by 31 August 2014. Any queries should be directed to Dr Ben Murtagh,

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October 17, 2013

SEA Translation Subventions from Luce

AAS SEAC Southeast Asia
Translation Subventions

2012-13 Translation Subvention Awardees

The Translation Project Group of the Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies intends to award subventions to support the translation of key texts not yet published in the social sciences and humanities from a Southeast Asian language into English. Texts, which may be of any length, will be evaluated according to their importance within a disciplinary study of Southeast Asia, or for their decisive impact on the region.

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January 08, 2013

Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies

Call for Nominations
Grant Goodman Prize in Philippine Historical Studies

The Philippine Studies Group (PSG) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is once again pleased to announce the request for nominations for the Grant Goodman Prize, awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to Philippine historical studies. The Prize was established in 1990 with a generous gift from Grant Goodman, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Kansas, and was first awarded in 1994 to Father John Schumacher, SJ. Other recipients have been John Larkin, Vicente Rafael, Resil Mojares, Alfred W. McCoy, and most recently, Reynaldo Ileto.
The Prize is intended to recognize scholars who have made a “substantial contribution” to the field of Philippine history or historical studies. There are no citizenship or residency requirements; it is open to all scholars, across the academic disciplines, providing that their work is innovative and incorporates a strong historical perspective. Recipients are chosen by a committee elected by the Philippine Studies Group.
The committee now seeks nominations for the Prize, which we hope will be awarded at the next AAS meeting to be held in San Diego, California, March 21-24, 2013. Letters of nomination should include the nominee's name, institutional affiliation, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement about why he or she merits the award. Re-nomination of previous nominees is encouraged, but should be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Nominations should be sent electronically by 1 February 2013 to: Vina Lanzona (, Chair, Selection Committee, with copies to Norman Owen (, Susan Russell (, and Resil Mojares (

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June 25, 2012

A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize

Call for Nominations
A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize

Past Winners of the Becker Prize at

The A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize will recognize an outstanding English translation of a work of Southeast Asian literature from any country of the region (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam).

Works translated from any Southeast Asian language are eligible. The Prize recognizes the importance of works of translation in teaching about the region. Any translation, published in any format, from a work that may be broadly defined as literature within the norms of the country of publication is eligible. The translator need not be a member of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).

The Prize was established in 2011 and will accept for its inaugural competition in 2012 nominations for books with a copyright date of 2006–2011. Nominations for the prize must be received by each member of the selection committee listed below no later than AUGUST 1, 2012. The winner will be announced at the 2013 AAS meeting in San Diego. There are no citizenship or residence requirements for nominees. Nominations may be made by publishers or by any member of the Association for Asian Studies.

Becker Prize Committee:
• Judith Henchy, Head, Southeast Asia Section, Room 131, Suzzallo Library, Section Box 352900, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA 98195
• Caroline Hau, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 JAPAN
• John Marston, CEAA, El Colegio de México, Camino al Ajusco No. 20, México DF 01000, MEXICO
• Michael Bodden, Dept. of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, PO Box 3045 STN CSC, Victoria, B.C. CANADA

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July 29, 2011

Kyoto University Fellowship for Visiting Scholars

CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Scholars, 2011

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan, in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.

Five fellowships will be awarded for the second half of 2011 on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months. Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover international travel, living expenses, travel, and research.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2011. Full details are available at:

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July 19, 2011


The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University
(Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 1 September 2011 for the 2011-12 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority.

Two candidates may be awarded fellowships to spend up to six months between 15 October 2011 and 30 June 2012, divided between residences at NUS and at Stanford, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. Fellows will also have opportunities to speak and take part in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units. In determining the overall length of the fellowship and the sequencing and lengths of the stays at each campus, the preferences of the fellow concerned will be taken into account.

Each fellowship will cover air travel in the form of one roundtrip economy-class airfare from the fellow's country of residence to the two campuses, flight-related ground transportation, and a stipend of US$ 7500 per month during the fellowship period.

Applicants should submit the following six (6) items:

(1) a project statement (not exceeding three pages) that addresses the candidate's research project's central analytic question(s), explains its intellectual contribution to scholarship on Southeast Asia, and describes the writing and research envisaged during the fellowship. The statement should also clearly state the specific research outcomes envisaged.

(2) a schedule of the proposed fellowship period including dates of anticipated residence at NUS and at Stanford.

(3) a sample of published, English-language work by the candidate that is directly or indirectly related to the research project.

(4) the candidate's full curriculum vitae including a list of publications.

(5) full contact information, including email addresses, for three academic referees who are able, if asked, to evaluate the proposal and the candidate.

(6) full contact information for the applicant including an email address.

Applications should be sent simultaneously to both NUS and Stanford:
NUS - Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia, Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Dean's Office, FASS, National University of Singapore, The Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Block AS7, Level 6, Singapore 117570.; tel (65) 6516 7035, 6516 7386; fax (65) 6773 6878.


Stanford - Lee Kong Chian NUS-SU Initiative on Southeast Asia,
Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Encina Hall E-301, Stanford University, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6055, USA.; tel: (650) 724 6403; fax (650) 650 723 6530.


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July 12, 2011

Competition for Burma Paper Prize 2011

The Burma Studies Foundation announces the 2nd Biennial Sarah M. Bekker Prize for an academic paper on a subject dealing with Burma/Myanmar.

Up to two awards of US$500 will be given for the best research paper, essay, or article of no more than 10,000 words on a subject dealing with Burma/Myanmar. The prize is open to students in any academic field, graduate or undergraduate, who are currently registered at a university or college; there are no citizenship or residence requirements.

To apply (three steps):
Mail one paper copy of your paper, before January 31st, 2012, to Julian K. Wheatley, Chair, the Burma Studies Foundation: 1427 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-6059, USA.
Send one electronic copy of your paper (in pdf format) to
Have your academic advisor send an email to certifying that the paper submitted is original research. [This emailed note can simply be a few lines such as: “Maung Shwe You, a student working under my supervision, is submitting a paper based on original research for the Burma Studies Prize”, signed by your advisor.] Receipt of your paper and advisor’s certification will be confirmed by email.

Your entry should be written in English, and postmarked no later than January 31, 2012. The decision of the Prize Committee will be made by June 1, 2012.

The winner will be notified immediately, and the prize will be awarded at the 2012 Burma Studies Conference to be held in the Fall at the Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University. The decision of the judges is final. The submission will be reviewed for publication in the Journal of Burma Studies (Northern Illinois University).

July 4, 2011. Queries to J. Wheatley:

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