2015 Thailand Seminar: Application Process

Directors: Dr. Robert Dayley, Political Economy, The College of Idaho and Dr. Bonnie Brereton, Art History, Independent Scholar, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The seminar directors will work with the Director of ANFEP to select the faculty participants from applicants drawn from ASIANetwork member institutions. Selection of participants will be made on the basis of their training, teaching assignments, proposed project, and statement detailing how participation in the ANFEP will enrich their teaching and strengthen their institution’s Asian Studies curriculum. Among other decision factors will be the academic discipline of the applicant, whether candidates are non-Asianists or Asianists, and decisions will be made without any discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. Junior faculty and Assistant Professors are encouraged to apply.

Each applicant must submit the documents shown below as e-mail attachments to this address: ANFEP@ASIANetwork.org no later than December 5, 2014 with the subject heading as follows: (your name) Application Materials for ANFEP Thailand Seminar 2015.

  1. a completed application form and a signed reference waiver form (Word doc);
  2. a cover letter;
  3. a resumé;
  4. a 3-4 page statement of purpose explaining why the applicant wishes to participate in the program, a discussion of the academic, research, and teaching experiences which have prepared him/her for this faculty development program;
  5. a plan for incorporating the lessons of this experience into existing or new courses;
    two signed letters of recommendation (in pdf form); one must be from a Dean or Department Chair and the other should be from someone who can evaluate the applicant’s experiences as a teacher-scholar. Both should be sent by the referee to ANFEP@ASIANetwork.org no later than December 5, 2014 with the subject heading as follows: “Reference for (Applicant Name) from (Referee’s Name)”;
  6. a signed letter (in pdf form) on institutional letterhead from the appropriate administrative officer committing the applicant’s institution to pay the $1,000 participation fee and the travel expenses for sending the participant to the pre- and post- travel workshops at two ASIANetwork conferences.

Overview of the 2015 Thailand Seminar

Important Dates for the Thailand Faculty Enhancement Program Seminar:

  • Date of Program: June 11 – July 2, 2015
  • Application deadline: December 23, 2014 (new deadline)
  • Notification of selected participants by: January 19, 2015
  • Letters of commitment from selected participants will be required by: January 30, 2015

ASIANetwork Faculty Enhancement Program Director
Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University 615-460-6494; ronnie.littlejohn@belmont.edu

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation granting mission is to strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities, rather than be a source for narrowly defined projects. As such, they develop thoughtful, long-term collaborations with grant recipients and invest sufficient funds for an extended period to accomplish the purpose at hand and achieve meaningful results.

ASIANetwork, a consortium of approximately 150 North American colleges, strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education to help prepare succeeding generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles.