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Jan 6, 2017
International Journal of Social Science and Business (IJSSB) – Call for Paper

International Journal of Social Science and Business (IJSSB) is an international peer-reviewed journal which accepts research articles, review papers, case studies, etc. in all fields of Social Science and Business. The core objective of IJSSB is to publish new knowledge and theories for the benefit of society from academics, researchers, professionals to industry practitioners. It also provides a venue for PhD scholars to submit on-going research and developments in these areas.

 

IJSSB publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in business and social science will occasionally be published.

 

The journal is published both in print and online versions. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of:

 

Business and Humanities:  business, Humanities, Religious Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, hotel and tourism, development studies, population studies, international relations, Political Science, History, entrepreneurship development and so on. 

 

Accounting and marketing: economics, banking, accounting, commerce, human resources management, international business, finance, marketing, law, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, linguistics and so on. 

 

Management and Social science: management, human resource management, strategic management, e-business, services, information technology production & operations management, financial management and managerial economics, Social Science, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Education, Women Studies and so on. 

 

Date of Publishing: IJSSB is inviting papers for Vol. 1 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on December 30, 2016.

 

Acceptance Notification: Within 7-10 days from the date of manuscript submission

 

Submission deadline: December 23, 2016.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the journal: www.ijssb.com



CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA): Summer Internship Program

CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) is looking for students for their summer internship program. The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) was founded in 1991 in order to develop a pipeline of leadership for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. CLA teaches students the importance of civic engagement and political participation as it prepares its participants to be leaders at the forefront of the democratic process.

Duration: June 19, 2017 – August 18, 2017 (9 weeks)

Time Commitment:  Must be able to commit full time for 40 hours per week. Additional hours to work on a group project will also be required. The number of additional hours will depend on collaborative group efforts.

Stipend: A stipend of $1,500 will be provided upon satisfactory completion of the program and will serve as reimbursement for expenses accrued throughout the program’s duration.

Housing: Accepted interns are required to secure their own housing in Southern California for the duration of their internship. Interns are highly encouraged to seek housing opportunities together.

Applications are due on January 31, 2017.



LankaCorps Fellows Program 2017: Call For Applicants

The Asia Foundation has opened recruiting for its sixth cohort of LankaCorps Fellows. LankaCorps is a unique program for young professionals of Sri Lankan heritage living outside the country to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. Each year, The Asia Foundation selects an outstanding group of individuals to live and work for six months (July to December 2017) in Sri Lanka as LankaCorps Fellows, allowing them to “explore their roots while giving back.” The fellowship provides roundtrip international airfare; in-country expenses, including a monthly stipend; and health insurance coverage.The Asia Foundation has opened recruiting for its sixth cohort of LankaCorps Fellows.


Deadline for applications is February 1, 2017.


For additional information on program, criteria, and the application process, please visit http://www.asiafoundation.org/lankacorps.



THE JAGDISH P. SHARMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Jagdish P. Sharma Memorial Scholarship announce a call for applications to support graduate students with an academic focus on South Asia. Now in its seventh year, the annual scholarship will award each recipient up to $5000 – half delivered at the opening of each semester.

This year there is $15,000 available for the upcoming academic year, 2017-18. To date, a total of $65,000 has been awarded to sixteen graduate students.

Eligible for the scholarship are graduate students enrolled in a program in the College of Arts & Sciences at UHM and pursuing studies of or about the South Asia region and its people. The criteria to be used to award the scholarship include the following:
1) Statement of commitment to South Asian studies;
2) Letter of recommendation from an academic faculty member; and
3) Academic merit as determined by the selection committee upon review of application materials.

It is also required that recipients send a letter of appreciation to the Sharma family and submit a write-up in the spring semester detailing academic achievements while on the scholarship.

One can find more information and apply electronically for the scholarship – administered by the Department of History – through the UH STAR system. If prospective applicants have questions or wish to submit an application directly, they can contact the scholarship administrator (information below).

The deadline, common to all fellowships in the STAR database, is February 17, 2017.

For more about Dr. Jagdish Sharma and this scholarship, please see the following article: http://www.uhfoundation.org/gift-impact/students/celebrating-dr-jagdish-prasad-sharma


Dec 15, 2016
10th Annual Bollywood Film Festival (January 7-22, 2017) ​at the Honolulu Museum of Art

The festival turns 10! To celebrate, they have a month of fun programs, such as dancing with Aaja Nachle. And, of course, they screen the past year’s best Bollywood films featuring supernovas such as Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Ajay Devgan, as well as rising stars like Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. Kick off the New Year on a high note! Opening-night reception: Saturday, Jan 7 at 6pm

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Opening-night reception: Saturday, Jan 7 at 6pm

The festival kicks off with a celebration to rival an Indian wedding! Dance and sing with classic Bollywood tracks and live performances by Aaja Nachle. Enjoy dishes from India Café with wine, beer, and soda available for purchase. Dear Zindagi screens at 7:30pm. 

Tickets:
Regular screenings: $10 | $8 museum members
Opening-night reception: $35 | $30 museum members 

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Jan 15, 11am–3pm
Kids can celebrate India through art activities, music, and dance his month!

Please click here for the entire list of films and schedule for the film festival.

Sponsored by Indru and Gulab Watumull & the J. Watumull Fund.


Oct 30, 2016
Job Opportunity – Assistant Professor of South Asian History

The Department of History in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in South Asian history. A PhD is required at the time of appointment, on August 1, 2017. The application deadline is December 15, 2016.

In addition to demonstrating a compelling and promising research profile, the historian selected for this position is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate departmental courses, including those in the General Education curriculum, and to engage actively in efforts to enhance South Asian studies at USC.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available here.



Short-term Post-doctoral Grants for research in India

AIIS is pleased to announce the 2016 competition for short-term post-doctoral grants to be awarded in 2017-2018. 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.

Awards in rupees are contingent upon the extent of funding received by 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.

The deadline for applications is December 31.  Applicants use the regular application located on the website : www.indiastudies.org. 

Applications must be filled out in full to satisfy Selection Committee requirements. Application materials and recommendation letters must be submitted using the applications portal; paper applications are no longer accepted. A check or money order for $25.00, made payable to the American Institute of Indian Studies must be sent to AIIS to cover the processing fee.

Funds received by the Institute for support of its programs are granted by various agencies and are subject to unanticipated reductions.  All fellowship recipients must have received their certificate of affiliation with an Indian institution prior to commencing their fellowship. AIIS will obtain these certificates for fellows. We plan to notify all applicants about the Selection Committee’s decisions in the spring.  Fellowship funds will be available to complete the project during a 19-month period from June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.



Fellowships Available in Washington, D.C. in 2017

This fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy; in particular, proposals regarding key challenges in U.S.-Asia relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges.

The fellowship finances residencies for a period of three months in Washington, D.C. at the East-West Center in Washington. Residencies may begin as early as March 2017 and extend through September 2017.

Fellows will complete articles or a monograph and must give a seminar on their research topic. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend, round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C., and reimbursement of any applicable visa fees.

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2017.

For detailed information and how to apply, please click here to visit  Visiting Fellowships web page.


Oct 3, 2016
RAMA WATUMULL COLLABORATIVE LECTURE SERIES Call for Proposal

The Center for South Asian Studies invites applications to bring scholars to UHM with an expertise in South Asian Studies or South Asia related topics as part of the Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series. The award is aimed at supporting the interest in departments across the UHM campus in South Asia-related topics and perspectives. This year the center is exploring themes in South Asian literature, philosophy, and the arts. However, the call for proposals is open to all topics.

Our next committee meeting will be on the 17th of October, 2016  at which point we will consider the applications submitted till that point. If you are applying to bring a speaker this fall, contact the director Dr. Sai Bhatwadekar at saib@hawaii.edu.

However, we will continue to accept applications after the deadline on a rolling basis to bring speakers in the Spring of 2016.

The Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series awards will not exceed $1,500. This grant may be combined with other awards, if necessary.

The funds provided by the Center will cover reasonable costs of travel, lodging, and honorarium for invited speakers.  The responsibility for organizing and making arrangements for the visit and associated events, as well as for hosting the visiting scholar(s), will be that of the faculty/department receiving funds.

 

The invited speaker will:

–  Deliver a lecture on South Asia related research or material for a departmental colloquium series, and

–  Participate in a workshop with faculty and graduate students on the relationship between South Asia and/or South Asian Studies and the specific concerns of the discipline.

Departments and programs interested in making use of this opportunity should submit:

  1. the name of the prospective invitee
  2. a brief rationale for choosing the speaker and possibilities of co-sponsorship (include dates for the visit and topics proposed for the talk and workshop)
  3. a CV or other biographical information
  4. a budget.

We ask that you submit materials to Morsaline Mojid, CSAS Coordinator, via email (csas@hawaii.edu by October 17, 2016.


Sep 28, 2016
IJBMC – Call for Paper

International Journal of Business Management and Commerce is an international peer-reviewed journal which accepts research articles, review papers, case studies, etc. in all fields of Business Management and Commerce. The core objective of IJBMC is to publish new knowledge and theories for the benefit of society from academics, researchers, professionals to industry practitioners. It also provides a venue for PhD scholars to submit on-going research and developments in these areas.

IJBMC publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Business Management and Commerce will occasionally be published.

The journal is published both in print and online versions. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of:

Business and Management:  business, management, human resource management, strategic management, e-business, services, information technology production & operations management, financial management and managerial economics, entrepreneurship development and so on. 

Banking and finance: economics, banking, accounting, commerce, human resources management, international business, finance, marketing, law, journalism and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, linguistics and so on. 

Social science and Humanities: Social Science, Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Philosophy, hotel and tourism, development studies, population studies, international relations, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies and so on. 

Send your manuscript to the editor at: editor@ijbmcnet.com

IJBMC is inviting papers for Vol. 1 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on October 31, 2016.
Acceptance Notification will send within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission
 Last date of Submission October 05, 2016

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