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The 2017 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, when we meet in conjunction with ACES (Association for Central Eurasian Students).

Deadline: March 7, 2017

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the the opening of the competition for the Fiscal Year 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program.

What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students
Funding for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions
critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central
and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a
vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security
arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for
at least one year after graduation.

Tenth annual collaborative conference of The Ohio State University Folklore
Student Association and the Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Associations at Indiana
University. This conference is a space for graduate and undergraduate students to share their
research in folklore, ethnomusicology, anthropology, cultural studies, material culture, literary
studies, performance studies, and related disciplines connected to the study of academic and
vernacular interpretations of everyday life. All materials must be submitted by January 15th

University Graduate School deadline for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship
Awarded annually and covers tuition plus an $18,000 stipend. Fellowships are available to
students who are currently pursuing a graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences, or
natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal
professional training). In addition, candidates must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
and must be U.S. citizens.

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year
postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative or international affairs. Up to three
Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social
science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or
transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts. Fellowships will run
from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019.

The Fellowship will be given to a student who has been admitted to the University Graduate
School at Indiana University-Bloomington and is primarily engaged in research falling within
the field of Hungarian language and area studies, including but not limited to Hungarian culture
and history. Indiana University is a research university with world-class programs in both area
studies and the disciplines; its libraries hold the richest university-based Hungarian collections

Learn a South Asian language this summer!
The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages:
Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu
SASLI will be offering Third-Year Hindi and Third-Year Urdu in addition to the elementary and intermediate level courses. All other classes will be offered at the elementary and intermediate levels only.

Uses of the Past: Cultural Memory in and of the Middle Ages; The Twenty-Ninth Annual Spring Symposium of the Medieval Studies on March 3-4, 2017


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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Nyamsuren Dorjpalam

Recently the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Nyamsuren Dorjpalam, the 2016-2017 FLTA from Mongolia. Nyamsuren Dorjpalam will assist the Mongolian instructor, Tserenchunt Legden, with Mongolian classes for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact


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