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CSEAS Events

Film Screening: The Old Kiyyangan Story
Followed by Q&A with Stephen Acabado (UCLA)
Friday, January 31, 2020
352 Haines Hall, UCLA Campus

Reception to follow

(DE/RE)CONSTRUCTION: Visual Strategies for Alternative Narratives about Indonesia '65
Visiting Scholar talk with Elisabeth Ida Mulyani
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:30PM to 2PM
11372 Bunche Hall, UCLA Campus
Making Life in the Aftermath of War in Lao PDR
Davorn Sisavath (CSU Fresno)
Thursday, February 20, 2020
11AM to 12:15PM
2270 Public Affairs Building, UCLA Campus

RSVP Required:
Southeast Asian Students for OrgaNizing Conference
February 21-23, 2020
Bradley Hall/Carnesale Commons, UCLA Campus
Open to all students

Students must RSVP by January 31, 2020:

For more information:
Workshop facilitators and panelists
Keynote featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen (USC)
UCLA Events
VNLC 26th Annual Tết Festival
Hosted by UCLA Vietnamese Language and Culture
Sunday, February 9, 2020
5PM to 9PM
Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA Campus
FLAS Fellowships

FLAS fellowships are designed to support UCLA undergraduate and graduate students who commit to studying Southeast Asian languages and area studies courses at Intermediate level or higher. Languages for academic year fellowships are Burmese Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai or Vietnamese. In summer, additional SEA languages are eligible.

Selection for the award is based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents;
  • Academic performance and potential as evidenced by academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose;
  • The extent to which overall course of study focuses on Southeast Asia;
  • The level of planned language study. More advanced levels are preferred.
Summer 2020 fellowships are for intensive language programs only. They provide a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees to a maximum of $5,000, and up to $1,000 for travel. In order to qualify for funding, the summer intensive language program must last at least 6 weeks and provide at least 140 contact hours for beginning and intermediate level courses, or 120 contact hours for advanced level coursework.
**UCLA students who wish to use UCLA Summer 2020 FLAS to attend SEASSI (June 15 to August 7, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin Madison) should simultaneously apply for admission and other funding directly with SEASSI by February 10, 2020 and for FLAS funding through the UCLA Summer 2020 FLAS Application. Languages offered at SEASSI are Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Academic year 2020-2021 fellowships provide a total stipend of $15,000 for graduate students and $5,000 for undergraduates.  Academic Year tuition and fees are paid up to $18,000 for graduate students and $10,000 for undergraduates. The Academic Year fellowship requires that students take one Southeast Asian language and one area studies course for letter grades each quarter for the entire year in residence at UCLA. AY awards may be used for dissertation fieldwork research abroad or dissertation writing for students at the advanced level of language proficiency, but this must be approved in advance.
Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020
FLAS Applications
CSEAS Travel Grants

The Indonesian Studies Program offers travel grants to support field research in Indonesia during Summer 2020 for UCLA students. The funding is available to only UCLA graduate students and undergraduate students who have completed at least their sophomore year by June 2020. Undergraduates are especially encouraged to apply. Fellowships are up to $3,000 disbursed with summer financial aid. Grant recipients will be required upon their return to write a 1-2 page report of their activities while in Indonesia as they relate to the proposed research project and potentially write a news article for the website and/or to participate in an oral presentation of research supported by the Indonesian Studies Program.

Interested students should submit:

  • a 1-2 page proposal that explains the research activity and its rationale along with a timeline and indication of the place(s) in Indonesia to be visited
  • a CV (please include relevant courses taken)
  • an unofficial transcript
  • an itemized budget (please include estimated airfare, transportation within Indonesia, accommodations, visa fees, materials and supplies, etc.)
  • one letter of recommendation from an academic adviser/faculty mentor

The deadline is March 6, 2020.

Apply Here
Teacher Training Workshop

Sites of Encounter in World History Teacher Workshop
Southwestern Asia 300-1200: Baghdad and Nishapur
Days of Instruction:
June 18-19, 2020
8:30AM to 3PM
UCLA Campus

This free two-day teacher training workshop aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training for up to 30 history teachers in the Greater Los Angeles area for 6th/7th grade under the CA History-Social Science Framework. The workshop will give history educators an opportunity to hear lectures from scholars to gain more historical knowledge for these particular sites of encounter and receive training for designing lessons and curriculum to align with the HSS Framework. There is also an opportunity for interested teachers to submit a lesson plan after the workshop to receive a $200 stipend.

This workshop is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant through the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, in collaboration with the UCLA History-Geography Project, a teacher education program on campus and the UCLA office of the CA History-Social Science Project.

For more information about eligibility and requirements:

Register Here
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