Thursday, December 18, 2014

Announcing Sigur Center 2015 Summer Language and Research Grants

 The Sigur Center for Asian Studies is pleased to announce grants for language study and field research for Summer 2015. Students with an interest in furthering their Asian language skills or conducting field research in Asia are highly encouraged to apply. All GW students are eligible for Language Grants. Asian Field Research Grants are open to MA and PhD students. Students may apply regardless of nationality.
All grant applications are due by February 27, 2015. Please find links to application materials and details for each grant below: 

Grant for Asian Language Study in Korea, Japan or China

Grant for Chinese Language Study in Taiwan

Grant for Asian Field Research

Please direct all inquiries regarding Sigur Center Language and Research Grants 
to Mary Howard, Asian Studies Program Assistant at

Job Opportunity: Project Manager, National Bureau of Asian Research

Project Manager, Political and Security Affairs (PSA)
Washington, D.C.

Job Description: The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) seeks a Project Manager to contribute to our robust research agenda and help inform and influence U.S. policy and strategy toward the Asia-Pacific. The Project Manager will be responsible for administering several projects and programs within the PSA group, ensuring the quality and timeliness of NBR research, and overseeing the budgets and production processes related to these initiatives. This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt, staff position reporting to the Senior Vice President of Political and Security Affairs.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will have excellent communication and project management skills, display strong analytical skills and intellectual creativity, and demonstrate an independent and entrepreneurial spirit. S/he will work effectively and collaboratively within an active and motivated team, and help contribute to NBR’s long traditions of professionalism and cordiality. Additionally, s/he should be familiar with a wide range of countries and policy issues in the Asia-Pacific, and possess substantive knowledge of the region, its geopolitical dynamics, and relevant U.S. strategies and policies.

B.A. in international relations or a related field required; M.A. in international relations or a related field strongly preferred, though may be supplemented with practical experience. A working knowledge of Asian language(s) also preferred. U.S. military veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Project Management: managing the complete range of project activities on schedule, within budget, and according to expectations for timeliness and quality
  • Budget Management: maintaining budgets and budget reports, including tracking and coordinating payments, reimbursements, and other expenses
  • Project Development: working with NBR leadership to conceptualize, develop, and expand PSA’s research agenda
  • Team Building: Leading and motivating project teams to achieve specific objectives, and working within an active research team
  • Research: as opportunities arise, conducting research and writing for a wide variety of internal and external publications
  • Event Management: overseeing the design, logistics, and coordination of project meetings and related publications
  • Outreach: maintaining and updating content on relevant NBR websites; representing NBR before a wide range of audiences
  • Engagement: building and maintaining relationships with business leaders, scholars, government officials, and foreign interlocutors to facilitate research and new projects
  • Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
Application Process:
The deadline for applications is January 2, 2015. To apply, submit the following to NBR:
·         Letter of interest
·         Resume
·         Three references with name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please email application materials to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Interested in studying a language and living abroad?? Apply for our Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants for study abroad in Korea, China, or Japan!
The George Washington University has been awarded funds from the US Department of Education to provide Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) academic year and summer grants. All GW graduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and enrolled as full-time students are eligible for these grants (undergraduates are eligible for summer grants.)
FLAS academic year grants cover full tuition and a modest living stipend. Summer grants cover $5,000 in tuition. Summer grants may be used at GW or at an approved overseas institution.
Students must study a modern regional language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) and take Asia-regional courses. The deadline for both Summer 2015 FLAS applicants and Academic Year 2015-2016 FLAS is January 15, 2015.
Application details can be found via the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships at

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Internship Opportunity: Machik Spring & Fall 2015

Machik Internship Opportunities: Spring 2015 & Fall 2015 machik

Machik is a nonprofit organization working to develop new opportunities for education, capacity-building, and innovation in Tibet. Founded on a core commitment to the ideals of service and engagement, Machik works to create alternative pathways toward a strong , healthy, and more sustainable future on the Tibetan plateau.
• Interns work with staff on a wide range of programs
• Internship hours are flexible and coordinated to fit your class schedule
·Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
• We are conveniently located at Dupont Circle


We seek interns who are committed to bringing positive change in the world. Join our team today and make a difference!

Applicants with graphic design,writing , and video editing experience will be given special


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GWU FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Information Session

December 15th at 3:30pm
Marvin Center, Room 407

The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF), will hold a FLAS Information Session on the Academic Year and Summer FLAS Fellowships on Monday, December 15th at 3:30pm in the Marvin Center, Room 407.

The session is for graduate students (current or incoming) applying for the FLAS Academic Year and/or Summer and undergraduate students (current) applying for the FLAS Summer.

The information session will include a general overview of the FLAS Academic Year and Summer, as well as the application process.

The deadline for both FLAS fellowships is January 15th, 2015.

To register for the event, go to:

Please email if you have questions about the session.