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Deadline November 23, 2020

Academic, Student: Synergy Journal Recruitment Call

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is currently recruiting for the 2020-2021 year (September 2020 – August 2021). Synergy is an academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia, founded at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The goal of the journal is to stimulate and generate vibrant academic discussions on current developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal consists mainly of submissions of Academic Articles, Op-eds, and Event Reports that centre on Asia’s rising prominence and economic growth in the recent decade. The articles are published online throughout the year and compiled into a print publication at the end of each academic year.

Expected Workload

We expect involvement in Synergy to occupy an average of 1-2 hours per week, based on assigned tasks and meetings. This commitment increases in scale and fluctuation for executives sitting on the core editorial committee i.e. the Associate Editor-in-Chief, and Lead Editors.

Our team is split into three sections, each led by Lead Editor(s) – East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. We are looking for applicants in the following positions:

CORE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE 

The Core Editorial Committee is the highest administrative body of the Synergy: Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies. The Core Editorial Committee positions are intensive in nature, and require committed applicants who are ready to be a leading and motivating force behind the Journal’s operations. This call for applications is recruiting for Synergy’s core editorial committee during the 2020-2021 academic cycle

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 

Event Reporters  (East Asia, South Asia; 1 per section)

An event reporter is required to attend an event assigned weeks in advance. Synergy requires event reports to be finalized for publication a week after the event.

  • Past experience in writing or news reporting is an asset but not required
  • Must have a solid academic background on the political, economic, and/or social phenomena of the desired regional section (i.e. must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge on the current affairs of the East Asia region to be considered for the East Asia Section)
  • A typical event reporter at Synergy reports on one or two events per month. However, this may vary according to the event schedules.

Contributor  (Southeast Asia, East Asia; 1 per section)

Contributors at Synergy are expected to submit a piece of content on a bi-weekly basis pertaining to their regional section. Contributors are expected to add a personal opinion in their submissions. A contributor may choose to work on either:

  • A short biography of (preferably lesser-known) contemporary actors (500-750 words)
  • A short summary of contemporary events (500-750 words)
  • An interview Q&A with a prominent figure pertaining to the contributor’s research interests (i.e. an interview with a diplomat, heads of NGOs, public representatives, professors, etc.)

Application Process

Please fill out the following Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTEsHr-wtoSM3Ha3e04uqleS1OEzrxIKKutOzenXCZcAPmgw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please submit your application by 11:59 pm, Monday, November 23rd. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage applicants from all disciplines and years of study (i.e. not limited to undergraduates), contingent on enrollment at the University of Toronto for the duration of your term.

Please direct questions about the journal or editorial positions in general to inquiries@utsynergyjournal.org, or visit our website at http://utsynergyjournal.org/ for more information about the journal. We look forward to your application!

Best regards,

Editorial Committee

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Asian Institute | Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy | University of Toronto

1 Devonshire Place | Room 006-009N

Online ISSN 2369-8217 | Print ISSN 2369-8209 | Email: ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com |

Twitter: @AI_UofT | @SynergyJournal | Website: http://utsynergyjournal.org

Deadline: November 23, 2020

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Deadline December 31, 2020

Academic, Student: Call for Papers: Centre for South Asian Studies Graduate Symposium 2021

image of poster for CSAS symposium. All details are on the page below. CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 
April 22-23, 2021
14:00 – 18:00 EST
Venue: Virtual/Zoom

ABSTRACT

The Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS) at the University of Toronto hosts the first CSAS Graduate Symposium in April 2021.

CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 is an initiative to bring together researchers from across disciplines who work in/with South Asia while also re-thinking and engaging with “South Asia” as a category.

The Symposium welcomes papers from across disciplines, from both early and advanced graduate students at the University of Toronto, who engage with the region and ideas of South Asia. The Symposium aims to provide an accessible and friendly platform to research scholars to discuss their projects, research ideas, and papers. The Symposium seeks to facilitate an informal and fluid discussion where students are encouraged to present ongoing work to spark conversations, seek feedback, and brainstorm ideas with fellow graduate students and faculty.

We invite projects that engage with South Asia in a broad sense, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar or Burma, India, and transnational diasporic spaces. Papers may engage, but need not limit themselves to, any of the following themes:

  • Pluralism and State
  • Mapping – Space and People
  • Migration, Transnationalism and Diaspora
  • Language and Linguistic Identity
  • Tradition and Cosmopolitanism
  • Regionalism, Trans-regionalism
  • Majorities, Minorities, and Sectarian Identities
  • Nationalism, Borderlands, and Citizenship
  • Rural and Urban Development
  • Intersubjectivity and the Divine
  • Poetics and Subversion
  • Multivocality and Location
  • Race, Gender and Class
  • Labor and Employment
  • Literacy and Education
  • Trade and Globalization
  • Visual and Performing Arts

The event will be held on April 22-23, 2021, in Toronto via Zoom. Questions can be directed to sarah.alam@mail.utoronto.ca or asmita.bhutani@mail.utoronto.ca

Proposals should include a title, a 300-word abstract (with keywords), institutional affiliation, and contact information such as as full name, email ID and department. Please submit proposals to SouthAsiaSymposium@gmail.com by December 31, 2020.

We welcome proposals in the following formats:  individual papers, a panel, group presentations, roundtable discussion,  posters, and art-based performances.

We are happy to inform you that all papers presented at the CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 will be reviewed and considered to be published as indexed Symposium Proceedings through the Re:Locations Journal (https://relocationsjournal.sa.utoronto.ca/), an interdisciplinary, graduate peer-reviewed journal at the University of Toronto. The presenters will be expected to submit their papers 1-2 weeks after the conclusion of the Symposium.

The keynote speaker for the CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021 is Dr. Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor at Columbia University. He is a historian of South Asia and the coastal western Indian Ocean world from 1000-1800 CE and the author of the acclaimed monograph, A Book of Conquest: Chachnama and Muslim Originss in South Asia (Harvard University Press, 2016).

Deadline: December 31, 2020

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Deadline Rolling basis

Academic, Student: Call for Submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia founded at the Asian Institute of the University of Toronto. The Journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region.

Synergy is inviting submissions for its online publication for the academic year of 2020-2021. Submissions are open to all individuals within the scholarly community around the world. Synergy is currently listed with the Library and Archives Canada.

Please send submissions to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com in MS Word format, with all identifying information such as contributor(s) names and institutional affiliation(s) removed from the document for the purposes of anonymous review by editors; and a Title, Bio, Abstract, Keywords, Citations (Chicago footnote format) and Reference List (Chicago format). The submission is accepted on a rolling basis for the monthly publication.

For more information on detailed requirements, style guide, and submission process, please visit http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submissions. If you have any questions regarding submission, please send them to ut.synergy.journal@gmail.com with the subject line “Synergy Submission Inquiries”.

We look forward to your submission.

Editorial Committee 2020-2021
Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies
Asian Institute | Munk School of Global Affairs | University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place | Room 267S |
Online ISSN 2369-8217 | Print ISSN 2369-8209 |
Email: submissions@utsynergyjournal.org | Twitter: @AI_UofT | @SynergyJournal |
Website: http://utsynergyjournal.org/

View Call for Submissions in PDF form.

Deadline: Rolling basis

http://utsynergyjournal.org/

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: Man Family Graduate Scholarship in Asian Studies

Description and Eligibility Criteria

Reserved for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science who have participated in or attended events sponsored by the Asian Institute whose research focuses on the societies and modern histories of countries affected by the Japanese Empire in Asia. Normally, these awards will be used to help defray project costs associated with the travel and research of the applicant. However, in consideration of travel restrictions, for the summer 2020 competition students may apply for non-travel funding, including funding to assist with living expenses.

Award Value

The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually. For the summer 2020 competition the Asian Institute anticipates 1-3 awards of approximately $900 to $2500. The funds may be used anytime between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents in a single PDF file, titled in the following format: LastName.ManFamilyScholarship.pdf. Applications must be submitted electronically with the subject line Man Family Scholarship 2020 to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

  1. Research proposal of no more than 250 words
  2. Recent CV
  3. Graduate academic transcripts (printout or pdf from ACORN is accepted)
  4. Letter of recommendation from a supervisor (emailed directly from faculty member to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca)
  5. Brief narrative of 50-100 words describing financial need and amount requested

Deadline

June 1, 2020 at 5PM EST. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Advisor and Communications Officer, Asian Institute
ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
416-946-8832

Deadline: June 1, 2020

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: JOSEPH WONG STUDENT EXPERIENCE FUND

This award provides undergraduate students with financial assistance for international learning experiences in or related to Asia, such as studying an Asian language abroad, undertaking field research or special projects, or participating in an international field school. Students will be expected to provide the Asian Institute with updates about their experience and produce a short report with photos upon completion of their travel. Quality of proposal will the primary criteria. Financial need may be considered.

Award Value: 1-2 awards, up to $3,000

Eligibility: Undergraduate students in any faculty or program at the University of Toronto, including UTM and UTSC.

Deadline: March 9, 2020

How to Apply:

Please submit the following materials to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca as a single pdf attachment. The email subject line should be “Joseph Wong Student Experience Fund Application” and the file name of the pdf should be LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME-JWSEF2020.

  • Statement of research/study interest. This should be no more than 1 page and outline the international learning experience you plan to undertake, including the academic rationale and the significance to your program of study.
  • Curriculum Vitae (including contact information and student number)
  • Academic transcript (printout from ACORN is fine)
  • A detailed breakdown of estimated costs. Please make sure to comply with Safety Abroad regulations
  • OSAP assessment, if eligible, or short paragraph describing your financial need for this award.

One page letter of support from a University of Toronto faculty member. This may be emailed separately by the faculty member to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca, or submitted to Katherine MacIvor, 1 Devonshire Place room 228N, in a sealed envelope.

Deadline: March 9, 2020

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: South Asian Studies Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries

The Centre for South Asian Studies administers a number of awards to support graduate student research on South Asia.

The application deadline is March 9, 2020. Students may apply for more than one award, as long as their research fits the general description of any given award. Results are announced in mid April and funds are disbursed in May.

Please submit separate applications for each award. For each separate application, please submit the following documents in a single pdf file titled with your last name and the award title, eg., LastName.IndCanAdvisoryGrp.pdf. Send them via email with the subject line CSAS 2020/Award Title (eg., CSAS2020/India-Canada Association Scholarship) to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

  • Proposal for the deployment of funds, based on your academic research and project (500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae (including contact information and the names and contact information for 2 academic referees)
  • Academic transcript (printout or pdf from ROSI is fine)
  • A 5–10 page writing sample
  • If the award you are applying for is an OSOTF award, then you must also complete the SGS Financial Needs Assessment Online and include a copy of the Financial Aid Estimator Report along with the application. This is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) below. This may be submitted as a separate pdf with your application pdf file.

DILJIT AND GULSHAN JUNEJA AWARD FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES*

Value: approximately $800
Description and eligibility: Awarded to one or more master’s or doctoral students in any department or faculty in the University whose course program or research is concentrated in the area of South Asian Studies. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


INDIA-CANADA ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Value: $500-$1000
Description and eligibility: awarded to one or more full-time graduate student(s) at the University of Toronto engaged in research in the field of South Asian Studies. This award is made on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India.


INDIA’S 50TH  ANNIVERSARY GRADUATE PRIZE* 

Value: approximately $1500
Description and eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled at the graduate level in social sciences or humanities, and their study or research must be focused on India. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


INDO-CANADIAN ADVISORY GROUP BURSARY FOR THE STUDY OF INDIA*

Value: approximately $1400
Description and eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s or Doctoral Program in South Asian Studies. Preference will be given to students whose course of study or research is focused on India. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


SANDHYA AND RITEN RAY AWARD FOR INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Value: approximately $800
Description and eligibility: Made annually to one or more graduate students in good standing in the University of Toronto who have demonstrated excellence in study or research in religion and/or philosophy of India, preferably with special emphasis on humanism and spiritualism in ancient Indian philosophy. Excellence may be demonstrated by grades in courses, academic essays, or research (in progress or completed).

Deadline: March 9, 2020

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Academic, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Daisy Ho Contemporary China Special Undergraduate Fund

Note: Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, travel to China and nearby regions will not be funded, but travel to other regions for research purposes will be considered.

We’re excited to announce the Daisy Ho Contemporary China Special Undergraduate Fund will select its inaugural awardees in spring 2020. This fund offers approximately four awards to third-year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science who are interested in undertaking a special research project on contemporary China. The awards will be used to help defray the project costs associated with the travel and research of the student participants. The successful recipients will be required to share their findings with their peers to extend the learning opportunities.

Value: Up to approximately $5,000 to defray costs

Eligibility: Must be a third-year undergraduate student (defined as having completed between 9.0 and 13.5 full course equivalents) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at University of Toronto St. George Campus. No program eligibility restrictions.

Application Instructions: Fill out the PDF Application Form and email it to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

The application consists of 5 parts:

  1. Research Statement
  2. Schedule and Budget
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Support (to be submitted separately by the referee)
  5. Signature

Application Deadline: March 22, 2020, 11:59 pm EST

Please contact ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with any questions regarding this award.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any restrictions on those who have previously received funding through AI?

No, there are no restrictions as long as any other funding you have received was not for the same proposed project.

2. Can two people team up to apply for this fund together?

Yes, as long as each team member meets the eligibility requirements. Each individual should submit a separate application form, but the research statements and budgets can be the same, with a note that you propose to work with (name the other student). The combined possible budget could be up to $10,000 total for two people, to defray reasonable costs associated with the project.

 

Deadline: March 22, 2020

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Posted December
6 2019

Academic, Student: Call for Submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy Journal is an undergraduate academic journal housed at the Asian Institute of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. Our journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, social, and/or economic developments in the Asia region. Synergy is currently listed with the Library and Archives Canada.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are currently inviting submissions for our online publication for the 2019-2020 academic year. The journal regularly publishes academic articles and submissions, book reviews, op-eds, current event reports, original photography, video, and more. The accepted language of the academic article is English. A selection of original research will also be compiled into a print publication at the end of each academic year. Submissions are open to all individuals in the global scholarly community, with preference given to rigorous undergraduate submissions. Submissions are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Our journal accepts academic scholarly contributions in the following categories:

1. Academic Articles

Academic Articles should be at least 1,500 words in length. Please include the following materials in your submission to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org.

  • Bio of author(s)
  • Title
  • Abstract (200 words) and Keywords (4-5 primary keywords)
  • Bibliography and citations (Chicago 16th Edition, footnotes)
    • It is the responsibility of the individual author(s) to follow the correct citation format as required by Synergy. Please use the footnote citation format as opposed to the in-text citation format, and provide a list of references at the end

2. Book Reviews & Op-Eds

Book Reviews and Op-Eds should be 800-1,500 words in length.  Longer submissions (longer than 1,500 words) could be considered depending on the level of academic rigour of the content. Please include the following materials in your submission to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org.

  • Bio of author(s)
  • Title
  • Keywords (4-5 primary keywords)
  • Bibliography and citations (Chicago 16th Edition, footnotes)
    • It is the responsibility of the individual author(s) to follow the correct citation format as required by Synergy. Please use the footnote citation format as opposed to the in-text citation format, and provide a list of references at the end.

3. Original Video

Video submissions of original academic documentaries will be accepted as of the 2019-2020 academic year. Video submissions should be made via link to an existing Youtube posting, Cloud storage link, or any other method that would enable viewing of your submission. Please include the following materials in your submission to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org.

  • Bio of videographer(s)
  • Title
  • Keywords (4-5 primary keywords)
  • (if relevant) Bibliography (Chicago 16th Edition)
    • It is the responsibility of the individual author(s) to follow the correct citation format as required by Synergy. Please use the footnote citation format as opposed to the in-text citation format, and provide a list of references at the end.

4. Original Photography

Photo submissions should be made in high-resolution JPEG file(s). You may compress files into a zip folder for convenience. In addition, please take note of format below for a complete image credit line, to be submitted along with your photography

  • Bio of Photographer(s)
  • Title
  • Per Image: A short description with relevance to your submission (date, location, etc.) | Image: Name of Source/Institution
    • Example: Lecture on South Asia’s identity politics | Image: Asian Institute, University of Toronto

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Please send submissions to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org  as attachments in Microsoft Word format for written submissions, access links for Video submissions, and JPEG format for Original Photography, with all the aforementioned information. For each submission, please name your email subject line as “Synergy Submission – [region of focus – East, Southeast, or South Asia], [type of submission], [last name]”.

Please include the following in the body of the email:

  • Full contact information (name(s), institutional affiliation and country of origin, and e-mail address);
  • A brief (1—2 sentences) biographical note for each contributor;
  • Any additional comments may be included at the discretion of the individual corresponding contributor.

http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submissions/

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Deadline open

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Positions at the Asian Institute: Continuously Posted Notice

ASIAN INSTITUTE AT THE MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
CONTINUOUSLY-POSTED NOTICE

FILLING SESSIONAL LECTURER POSITIONS
UNDER THE CUPE 3902 UNIT 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The Asian Institute may hire Sessional Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. Specific courses will be posted on the Asian Institute website at https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/opportunities/, and on our Departmental bulletin board at 1 Devonshire Place, North House, outside room 228N. To be considered for a position, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm#recruitment and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Advisor, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via email.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in May for Winter or Fall courses; and in March for Spring and Summer courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twenty-four (24) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twenty-four (24) months.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

Please visit the University’s Current Opportunities Webpage for Sessional Lecturer positions: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10090/jobsearch.ftl

Deadline: open

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