The conference is entitled “Florence: A City of Many Appetites” and will take place on November 8th and 9th, 2013. The conference’s goal is to examine the concept of ‘appetite’ in the shaping of Florentine history and culture. ‘Appetite’ will be considered both metaphorically and materially, so as to include not just the intellectual, social, economic aspirations, needs and desires that have stimulated Florence’s history but on a more material plane to incorporate Florence's contribution to our appreciation and understanding of the arts.
The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2014 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to conduct an independent research project at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a professor at a Japanese university willing to supervise their research.
There has never been a better time to apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program in South and Central Asia. India has become the largest Fulbright Program in the world, with more opportunities for grants than any other country. The India program funds more than 80 grants annually for Americans to teach, conduct research, or do both, in virtually any academic discipline.
Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. The number of such Fulbright Scholar awards has grown, particularly for research activities. A few awards include teaching opportunities as well. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences.