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Call for Papers
May 28, 2020 at UCLA
Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2020
Sponsored by UCLA International Institute, UCLA Graduate Division,
UCLA Asia Pacific Center, and UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
The 2020 Going Global Conference committee, in partnership with the UCLA International Institute, is looking for students interested in presenting their current work that furthers our mission of Promoting Global Understanding. Projects on any regional issue, transnational issue or globally impactful topic will be considered. Graduates and undergraduates from any UCLA department are welcome.

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UCLA Events
A Thousand Hummingbird Heartbeats
Reading/Talk by R. Zamora Linmark
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
1240B Kinsey Pavilion, UCLA Campus

Reading from his new young adult novel titled The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart (recently awarded the Filipino American Novel of the Year 2019 by The Philippine Daily Inquirer), Honolulu-and-Baguio-based Filipinx American writer Linmark will also speak about drawing inspiration from the Pacific and centering queer protagonists.
Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival

March 6-8, March 13-15, and March 20-21
Venues: Billy Wilder Theater (UCLA FTV Archive) and James Bridges Theater

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This special, one-time only event spans three weekends of films and programming that celebrates storytelling through the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) filmmakers and artists. Programs will feature new and classic films alongside shorts by the UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications and Visual Communications, as well panels that connect these works with issues affecting AAPI communities today.
Community Events
3PM to 6PM
Pinta Dos Gallery
479 W Sixth Street, Suite 107 & 108
San Pedro, CA 90731
Free Admission
Spring 2020 Courses

New Course
Southeast Asian 170C: The Supernatural in Southeast Asia

Mondays from 2PM to 4:50PM
Taught by Professor Oona Paredes (Asian Languages & Cultures)
Summer 2020 Courses
Registration closing soon
Taught by Professor Robert McCann (Anderson)
July 25 to August 20, 2020
Registration is open to all UCLA students:

History 97M: Double Visions in Southeast Asian History
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:45AM to 12:50PM
Taught by Professor Damon Woods

International & Area Studies 31: Introduction to Southeast Asia
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:45AM to 12:50PM
Taught by Professor Damon Woods
Satisfies GE requirement and Diversity requirement

For questions, please contact: Professor Woods at 
CSEAS Funding Opportunities

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

The Julia and Ken Gouw Undergraduate Centennial Scholarship for Study Abroad in Indonesia offers funding to UCLA undergraduate students for a language and service program in Indonesia for Summer 2020. Priority is given to undergraduate students who have taken Indonesian language. Scholarships will cover the student's program fees and homestay accommodations and provide $1350 to the student for international flights and living stipend. Scholarship recipients are expected to submit a 1-2 page report within two weeks after the program ends.

The 2019 summer language and cultural immersion program:

  • 2 weeks in Bali, Indonesia in August 17-28, 2020
  • First week - 20 hours of classroom instruction and site visits for language and cultural learning
  • 1 week (or 2 weeks) of volunteer after the language & cultural training ends. It can be done outside Bali as well but the organization/schools will provide the accommodation and the transportation.
  • Volunteer work at local schools, universities, NGOs, community groups (e.g. arts, traditional music, education, environment, etc.)
  • Living with homestay family (during the language and cultural learning and the volunteer week)

Interested students should submit:

  • 1-2 page proposal which details your interests in Indonesia including personal background, previous study including any language or area studies coursework, campus involvement, and/or other extracurricular activities and what you plan to do during your volunteer work and its value to your academic experience
  • An unofficial transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic adviser/faculty mentor 

The deadline is April 6, 2020.

Apply Here
UCLA Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline: March 23, 2020

Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Internships are given to UCLA students for community oriented research, creative projects, campus or community service experience, and internships with specified community organizations. Awards range from $20,000 to $100, but are subject to change from year to year.

For any additional questions, please contact


  • For Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships and Internships, the applicant must be a registered continuing graduate or undergraduate student enrolled at UCLA in the upcoming academic year.
  • Applicant can be enrolled in any departmental major or graduate program at UCLA.
  • Applicant can be of any race or ethnicity and academic discipline at UCLA for all grants, fellowships, scholarships, and internships.
  • Additional eligibility or criteria requirements for specific grants, fellowships, internships and scholarships will be listed.
Teacher Training Workshops

Sites of Encounter in World History Teacher Workshop
Southwestern Asia 300-1200: Baghdad and Nishapur
Days of Instruction:
June 18-19, 2020
UCLA Campus
Register here:

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.

For more information about eligibility and requirements:

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