Call for Submissions

32. Call for Papers: Baisakhi 2020 & International Conference – The Future of Punjab Culture: Awaken or Perish! Jan14
31. 2016 Dhahan Prize For Punjabi Literature Jan 12 – March 15
30. Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize 2015 Dateline Jan 1 to March 15
29. Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize – March 15/14
28. Art Eterne Exhibition 2012 – Date extended to July 12/12
27. South Asian Essay Writing Competition‏ – June 15/12
26. Sohan Qadri Fellowship – Dateline April 2/12
25. AGYU Artists’ Book of the Moment – March 5/2012
24. Anthology Supporting People of Gaza & Occupied Palestine – Dateline Sept 1/11
23. Poems for Rabindranath Tagore in his 150th Year
22. Vallum Magazine for Pakistani Poetry-Aug 31/11
21. ‘What is Toronto?’
20. Residential Short Course Workshop on Social Movements Studies‏, Hyderabad, April 15, 2011
19. The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists from Developing Countries, USA, April 6, 2011
18. International Women’s Day Invitation: Call for Women Artists
17. 20 Journalism Scholarships to be Awarded for a 2-day symposium in Chicago, Feb 25, 2011
16. Contributions Sought for the new Faiz Ahmad Faiz Website, 2011
15. Reuters Journalism Fellowships – Call for Applications, Feb 7, 2011
14. Call for Artists: Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities – Bangalore, India (March 2011)
Extended deadline: Jan 31, 2011

13. Do share your memories of Marine Drive, Mumbai
12. University College Ghent – Faculty of Fine Arts (KASK): Call for Application. Dateline: Sept. 1st, 2010
11. Siddhartha Gautam Film Festival 2010, ORISSA, ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 18th, 2010
10. AIDS INDIA, CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, Dateline:September 15th, 2010
9. TAAZA TAREEN VI 2010, Call for Applications, Dateline: September 5th, 2010
8. START OF APPLICATION ROUND FOR FELLOWSHIPS 2011-2013 / Akademie Schloss Solitude
7. HISK Open Studios & Call for Applications: Dateline for submissions: June 15/2010
6. 4th Cairo Video Festival, Video Art & Experimental films. Dateline for submissions: June 15/2010
5. Call for artists to participate in Thupelo Workshop, dateline: April 15/2010

20. Residential Short Course Workshop on Social Movements Studies‏, Hyderabad, April 15, 2011
The Institute for Social Movements Pakistan (ISM) Hyderabad and Sami Foundation (SF) Umerkot are jointly organizing a 10 days Residential Short Course Workshop on Social Movements Studies in April – May 2011. The course will be based on the various tools and methods including lectures, discussions, presentations, readings, case studies, video screening and short thesis submission.

The course will be followed by the periodical engagement of participants with the various social movements of the country.

During the course, the participants will be facilitated with the excess to in-house library, internet services and computers, boarding and lodging facilities. The participants will only pay Rs. 500 as a token amount for the short course stuff and materials.

Those who are willing to apply for the course need to qualify the following:
Age: 22 -27 Years
Education: Graduation preferably in social sciences
Languages: English Reading Skills
Commitment: Interested/committed to engage with various social movements
Availability: Can be available at the Campus at least in one weeks call
Travelling and Stay: Those who can travel and stay at a considerable distance from home

Date of Applying / Nominating: April 15, 2011
Date of Interviews and Scrutiny: April 20, 2011

ISM and SF believe and promote the equal participation of women in the initiatives.

Applications/Letters of Interests or queries can be sent to following address:
A – 1, Hyderabad Town Extention
Qasimabad, Hyderabad 71000
Sindh, Pakistan
Phone: +92 22 2654905

Zulfiqar Shah
The Institute for Social Movements
Ghulam Mustafa Khoso
Sami Foundation

19. The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists from Developing Countries, USA, April 6, 2011
United nations Journalism Fellowships for Developing countries
Study Subject:Journalism
Employer:The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund
Level: Journalists
Scholarship Description:
The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund accepts applications from journalists of the developing nations of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean to cover the United Nations General Assembly beginning in September each year. The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists from developing countries to see the United Nations at work and to report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries.

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowship is open to individuals who:
* Are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean. For 2011 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2010 Fellows — Nepal, Peru, South Africa and Togo — in an effort to rotate recipient countries.
* Currently live in and write for a publication in a developing country.
* Are between the ages of 25 and 35. Have a good to excellent command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only. Are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for bona fide print, television, radio or internet media organizations.
* Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
* Receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used.
* Are prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether broadcast or print.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application
Scholarship Tags: Africa, Asia, caribbean, International, Journalism, South America, USA
Sponsored Links
Read more: The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists from Developing Countries, USA : College Scholarship Positions: PhD Scholarships, Postdoctoral, Graduate College International Scholarships Fellowships
Shamsul Islam Naz
Secretary General
Cellular +92(0)300 8665523
+92(0)321 8665523

17. 20 Journalism Scholarships to be Awarded for a 2-day symposium in Chicago, Feb 25, 2011
Applications are now being taken
All costs covered to attend this specialized two-day symposium in Chicago

The SNA Foundation and the Associated Press Managing Editors have been awarded a McCormick Foundation grant to conduct a special two-day symposium. The symposium will educate community journalists on how to uncover local stories on the impacts of the current economic crisis on the American family.

The symposium will take a deep dive into this subject and will feature top speakers from the academic world, as well as journalists who cover highly-specialized aspects of this topic. The ultimate goal is to provide scholarship recipients with a host of tools and information to better cover the topic at a local level in their communities. Follow-up webinars with symposium attendees will also be part of this comprehensive learning experience.

Scholarship applications are due by February 25; click here to access the application form and information. The symposium takes place April 5 – 6 in Chicago (air, hotel and meals are included). Special thanks to the Sun-Times Media Group for hosting this event.

Editors and reporters are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to those who are in a position to drive the coverage of this topic at their newspaper. Depending on the size of the paper, this may be the editor, an assignment editor or a reporter. These scholarships are only being awarded to community journalists who work at daily newspapers with a circulation of 100,000 or less or for a weekly group of newspapers. A number of slots have been reserved for weekly newspaper editors and for smaller dailies. The goal is to have a diverse audience.

The symposium presents a one-of-a-kind learning experience at a very in-depth level. The cost to develop and implement this program is $35,000 (the amount of the McCormick grant). Attendees will be treated to an extremely special experience that will pay off for years to come.

“We are very grateful to the McCormick Foundation,” said Nancy Lane, President of SNA and the SNA Foundation. “This provides a wonderful opportunity to educate community journalists on a very important topic during a time when training dollars are tight at most companies. We are also grateful to APME for co-sponsoring this grant with us and providing invaluable assistance with the program.”

“We are thrilled the McCormick Foundation saw merit in this program and we are greatly appreciative of their funding,” said APME President Hollis Towns. “It’s also an honor to have an opportunity to partner with a great organization like SNA with a common mission of helping newspapers break new reporting ground on a topic that affects everyone.”

The grant is made possible by the McCormick Foundation’s Specialized Reporting Institute. Each year, McCormick funds various seminars to educate and inform journalists on how to cover these narrow but critically important topics. Past topics have included: how to cover the BP oil spill, immigration and covering the Olympics.

SNA and APME will also host free educational webinars after the symposium to share with the entire industry best practices and some of the lessons learned.

Click here to access the scholarship application form and information. All applications plus required materials must be submitted by Friday, February 25 to SNA Foundation headquarters

Shamsul Islam Naz
Secretary General
Cellular +92(0)300 8665523
+92(0)321 8665523


16. Contributions Sought for the new Faiz Ahmad Faiz Website, 2011
Dear all,
In Britain, we will be organising a number of events to celebrate the contributions of Faiz towards the struggle of people against oppression, exploitation and religious extremism. In this respect, we are in process of establishing a comprehensive website to acknowledge Faiz’s contributions.
The web address is:
We need your support in developing the website. Please encourage your progressive friends to contribute the following:
1. Tributes to Faiz
We would like to include comments of people whose lives have been touched in any way by Faiz and the progressive movement he was a part of. Few lines to a page will be welcomed from any of your friend.
2. Contribute detailed articles on the work of Faiz
Thanks for the articles already submitted. We already published a number of articles and will also be publishing existing articles on Faiz.
3. Any images of Faiz
Will be greatly appreciated.
4. We will also create hyperlinks with existing material
And separate sub-site to publish Faiz Centenary events in each country.

We will continue to develop the website during 2011 hoping that it will become a comprehensive resource for progressive people.
Best regards
Pervez Fateh
Secretary – National Organising Committee
Faiz Centenary Celebrations UK
Cell: +44 (0)795 854 1672

15. Reuters Journalism Fellowships – Call for Applications, Feb 7, 2011
Applications are invited for the 2011/12 Reuters Fellowship programme at Oxford University for mid-career journalists.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years’ experience in any branch of journalism and good spoken and written English.

The programme enables visiting journalists from around the world to do research in Oxford for a period of three, six or nine months. Fellows enjoy an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specialising in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

Deadline for applications is February 7.

Or contact for more information.

14. Call for Artists: Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities – Bangalore, India (March 2011) Extended deadline: Jan 31, 2011
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2011 Exhibitions:
Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Bangalore, India (March 11-13, 2011).
The selections will be based on two main concepts.
With the first section, Liquid Cities, we will present videos about contemporary cities, future cities and possible connections between videoarchitecture and videoart experimentations.
The second section, Temporary Identities, will show videoart works based on the concept of contemporary identities, new technologies and body borders.

The number of works with you can participate is unlimited. All works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The duration may be any, with a preference given to a max lenght of 15 minutes. If you are interested, send your video submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film title, Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography, videography and an introduction about the piece to:
Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.

Participation open to:
Professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

Thanks for all,
Luca Curci
International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)

13. Do share your memories of Marine Drive, Mumbai
Marine Drive in Mumbai, with its windswept promenade, sweeping row of Art Deco buildings, and where many citizens take in a breath of fresh air and view the daily sunsets, is under threat.

From builders in collusion with politicians and corrupt government officials, who are working systematically to destroy Mumba’s iconic sea-front.

The last few years have seen numerous amendments and attempts to lift the legal protection available to this heritage percinct precinct from the CRZ and Heritage Regulations for Mumbai.

Are we soon going to be left with only memories of the “Queen’s Necklace”?

Amitabh Bachan has recently written on his blog about his memories of Marine
Drive. Read at

What are your favourite memories of Marine Drive? Do share your thoughts and
memories. Send these to These will be compiled and displayed on the Karmayog website.


PS: If you would like to help a group of citizens fighting to save Marine Drive, do mention that in an email and send us your contact details.

PPS: If you do not wish to receive emails, please inform us.


12. University College Ghent – Faculty of Fine Arts (KASK): Call for Application. Dateline: Sept. 1st, 2010
English Master Program
In the master’s year, KASK offers students moving on from bachelor’s program in visual and audiovisual arts a chance to grow as artists or designers. Giving your artistic process further direction and substance is central. Students who have completed the three-year bachelor’s program are invited to complete their own master’s project. The substance of this artistic master’s project is embedded in a framework of extensive possibilities for reflection, research and consultation. In the master’s program, the opportunity to make artistic choices within a solid supporting framework is strongly emphasized.

The master’s programs of KASK include
Master of Visual Arts
fields of specialization :
Fine Arts
Painting, Drawing, Sculpture,
Installation Art, Media Art
Textiles Design
Graphic Design
Graphic Design, Graphic Arts,
Web & Interactive Design, Illustration
Multimedia Design

Master of Audiovisual Arts, fields of specialization
Animation Film

Studying in Ghent
The Ghent Academy is one of the oldest in Belgium. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, or KASK) is one of 13 faculties of the University College Ghent, the largest independent college in Flanders and its third-largest institution for higher education. The University College Ghent is a member of the Ghent University Association, which supports close working relationships with Ghent University. In addition to visual and audiovisual arts, the University College Ghent also offers study program in drama, interior design and cultural management.
The KASK campuses, Bijloke and Kunsttoren, are at the epicenter of Ghent, the cultural capital of Flanders. This haven at the heart of the historic city is very welcoming to students. Ghent is very receptive to the international art scene. Just a stone’s throw from the KASK campuses are the Vooruit arts centre, the S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (H.I.S.K.).
In addition to being imbedded in this artistically rich environment, KASK itself is a cultural actor, organizing exhibitions (including KIOSK), festivals (including the One Minutes Belgian Open film festival), weekly lectures and film presentations, and co-producing the international art magazine, A Prior (
All of this makes it easier for students to take an active role in the art and design world and establish careers of their own. KASKweek, a festive and public presentation of master projects, concludes each academic year. All the activities mentioned above are open to the public. As a prospective student, you are always welcome to sample the atmosphere and energy of KASK activities and meet our students and instructors.

Before you can apply for the master’s program in visual or audiovisual arts on the basis of a foreign diploma or degree, you must be registered with the University College Ghent central students’ administration. Foreign candidates who require a student visa in order to study in Belgium must contact the central students’ administration (contact Once your application is approved, you can continue the process of applying for the program.
Prospective applicants for the master program who have questions can directly contact the KASK program Application forms can be downloaded from our website (select ‘English’).
Prospective candidates for a PhD who have questions can directly contact the KASK research

Candidates interested in joining a student exchange program with KASK can contact our international office

11. Siddhartha Gautam Film Festival 2010, ORISSA, ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 18th, 2010
Siddhartha Gautam Film Festival welcomes entries for the Orissa chapter of
its sixth edition!
The festival will be held in Bhubaneswar, and then go ‘mobile’ to other venues in the state in early September 2010.
The festival will also include the announcement of SAATHII Rainbow Film Awards 2010.
It is being organized by Sampark, a civil society advocacy forum to advance the health and rights of sexual minorities and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Orissa.

Siddhartha Gautam and the film festival
The festival is organized annually in memory of the pioneering activist Siddhartha Gautam and seeks to generate awareness and dialogue on gender, sexuality, HIV, sexual and
reproductive health, and human rights issues. Siddhartha was a lawyer and human rights activist and worked on a variety of issues related to discrimination against vulnerable groups of people in India. He was one of the first persons in India to talk about sexuality and HIV/AIDS as human rights issues, and started AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan, the first Indian AIDS activist group, in New Delhi in 1989-90.

The event is an effort to continue Siddhartha’s engagement with human rights issues, and through it, pay tribute to his vision and spirit. It is a humble contribution to remember and take forward the pioneering work done by Siddhartha to promote and protect the rights of sexual minorities and PLHIV. In particular, the film festival tries to support and encourage Indian filmmakers, films produced in India and those that focus on the Indian, Indian Diaspora and South Asian contexts.

Film festival history
The festival was first organized in Kolkata in 2003 by SAATHII (also a member and secretariat of Sampark) and its partner agencies. It was inspired by a similar festival organized by The Friends of Siddhartha group in New Delhi each year from 1993 to 2003. Over the years, the festival has become a multi-venue, weeklong event that reaches out to audiences in both urban and rural areas in West Bengal and Orissa. It made a debut in Orissa in 2007 – in Bhadrak district, the first ever venue for the festival outside West Bengal and where SAATHII started mobile film shows, adding another innovation to the festival agenda.

Film festival theme
This year the festival will aim to highlight and support legal efforts to protect the rights of PLHIV and decriminalize same-sex love and sexual minorities in India. The films will be seen by a diverse audience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, inter-sexed, Kothi and Hijra individuals; people infected or affected by HIV; social workers; health care providers; government officials; college and university students; and media persons. Families and friends of sexual minorities and PLHIV will be especially welcome.

SAATHII Rainbow Film Awards 2010
We are also happy to announce the 3rdedition of the SAATHII Rainbow Film Awards. Initiated in 2005, this award is the first of its kind in India that honours *Indian films* portraying sexual minorities, their health and development concerns, and actors in the roles of sexual minority characters. The main aim of the award is to make the ‘voices of sexual minorities’ heard by filmmakers and convey the message that sexual minorities have an opinion on the films that portray them. These opinions should be taken seriously by the filmmakers and other artists involved in the making of films, so that the portrayal of sexual minorities becomes more sensitive and mature.

This year the award will be decided by a five-member jury of sexual minority and PLHIV community leaders, health and development workers, and media experts. The award winners will be given a trophy depicting the ‘rainbow of human sexuality’. The awards will be announced in three categories:
Best feature film portraying sexual minority characters and issues
Best feature film actor in the role of a sexual minority character
Best documentary film focussing on sexual minority issues

Films produced in India and released in the period May 2007 to July 2010 will be eligible for the awards. Films in any genre (shorts, documentaries, docu-features, feature films and music videos) and in any Indian language with English sub-titles will be eligible. The decisions on the awards will be taken at least a week prior to the film festival, but the awards are likely to be announced on the final day of the festival in Bhubaneswar. The
names of the jury members will also be made known on that day.

Call for entries for general screening and awards
Filmmakers interested in participating are requested to send their films with the following
a) Format: DVD formats (compatible with Indian systems)
b) Documents : (i) Letter mentioning permission for general screening and, if applicable, willingness to participate in the SAATHII Rainbow Film Awards; (ii) Film synopsis (film title, genre, production / release year, duration, director and producers’ names, film summary and filmmaker profile summary); and (iii) Full contact information (e-mail, phone, postal address)
c) Still images: Please submit one or two digital stills from the film, or computer soft copy of the film DVD cover. We will also be approaching a number of filmmakers whose productions are already available in SAATHII’s reference libraries in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.

Please note that there is no entry fee for participation. All films – whether for general screening or the awards section – will be subject to selection by the Film Festival Organizing Committee. Unless otherwise indicated, all films submitted will be included in SAATHII’s reference libraries which together constitute one of the largest resources in eastern India for material on sexual and reproductive health, HIV and human rights.

Deadline for submission of films: August 18, 2010

Films need to be submitted to
Biswa Bhusan Pattanayak
Campaign Development Coordinator
SAATHII, N-3/301, IRC Village
Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar
Pin 751 015, Orissa, India

For enquiries
Phone: 0674 255 2845 (SAATHII), 0 93380 47384 (Biswa Bhusan Pattanayak), 0 98312 88023 (Pawan Dhall)
E-mail: saat…

In solidarity
K. Santosh Kumar (INP+)
Pravahsini Pradhan (KNP+),
Sashikanta Malik (Action Aid)
Biswa Bhusan Pattanayak
Dr. Mitali Mohanty and Pawan Dhall (SAATHII)

10. AIDS INDIA, CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, Dateline:September 15th, 2010
Guidelines for Abstracts Submission
General Information
Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the guidelines below to Alberto Aguilera (aaguiler@health. on or before September 15th, 2010. Abstracts should be in Arial, 12 point, typeface, with the title in boldface. The name of the presenting author should be underlined. The abstract text is limited to 250 words and the entire submission must fit on a single page. Questions may be directed to the Conference Coordinator, Alberto Aguilera aaguiler@health.

Abstract Title
The abstract should have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the investigation. Title should be in boldface font.
Author Name(s)
· The name of the primary/presenting author should be underlined.
· Individuals should not submit more than one abstract as presenting author.
· There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author’s name may appear on.
Abstract Text
· Abstracts should be structured and organized to include the following:
o Background/rationale
o Methods
o Results
o Conclusion
· Use generic drug names (brand name may be included in parentheses) .
· Do not begin sentences with numerals.
· Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations (kept to a minimum) must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
· Abstracts are limited to 250 words. This includes the text plus any graphic/table, but not the title or authors. The entire submission must fit on one page.
· Guidelines for abstract presentation (poster) will be provided to authors.
Traps to Avoid
1. Typographical errors are irritating to most readers.
2. Don’t cite references in the abstract.
3. Provide some context/statement of relevance that provides the rationale for your study.
4. Don’t use complex graphics. Simple line or bar graphs work best. Make sure the font is adequate on each axis to be seen. Check a printed version of the abstract before submission.
Don’t leave abstract writing until the 11th hour — this increases stress and leads to errors.

For Registration form and Other details including registration fees contact:
Alberto Aguilera
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.MDC 19,
Tampa, FL 33617
813-974-8565 (fax)
Webpage: http://health. /aitrip/trai. html

Additional Information
The University of South Florida-AITRP, USA and The National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India announce
The Conference on Translational Research in HIV/AIDS in India (TRAI)
12 – 15 January 2011
Vivanta by Taj – Goa, India
Early Registration: 9/15/2010
Abstract Submission Deadline: 9/15/2010

The mission of the TRAI Conference is to bring together all HIV/AIDS International Training Research Programs working in India for the purpose of training established and new to the field scientists by sharing the latest information on basic and translational aspects of HIV/AIDS relevant to India and creating conditions conducive for networking and collaboration among these groups and maximizing HIV research and training agenda in the Indian subcontinent.
Translational Research is the movement of discoveries in basic research to applications at the clinical level. To ensure new discoveries lead to improved public health, clinical science needs to implement biomedical discoveries; develop, test, and bring new prevention strategies into medical practice more rapidly; catalyze change – lower barriers between disciplines; and encourage creative and innovative approaches. There remains a huge gap in translating research conducted in developed nations to the HIV epidemic in underdeveloped and developing countries and presents unique challenges. In this first TRAI US-India Conference the goal is to discuss the advances in basic and clinical research and how they can be translated in India.
TRAI conference will have two major tracks: a basic track and a translational track. Keynote addresses and papers will highlight the work of regional prevention research scientists, policymakers, and Indian-U.S. research partnerships, practitioners with evaluated programs or running programs with potential for evaluation.

Proposed Conference Agenda
Day 1 – WEDNESDAY (Jan 12, 2011)

4:00pm – 6:00 pm: Opening Plenary Session
· HIV a Global Perspective
· The US HIV Research Agenda-Vision for NIAID
· The India HIV Research Agenda-the ICMR Perspective
· ICMR/Government initiatives in Prevention
· Community-based care and prevention initiatives

Day 2 – THURSDAY (Jan 13, 2011)

Session I: Epidemiology
Session II: New Frontiers in HIV Biology
Session III: HIV Immunology
Session IV: Opportunistic Infections in AIDS Patients

Day 3 – FRIDAY (Jan 14, 2011)

Session I: HIV Vaccines
Session II: Microbicides
Session III: POC Diagnostics
Session IV: Preventing HIV Transmission in Children
Session V: The Future of HIV Therapeutic Research

Day 4 – SATURDAY (Jan 15, 2011) (Post-Conference Workshop)

Making sense of evidence: What works and what does not

Session I: Matching study design to research question
Session II: Critical appraisal skills
Only for Pre-selected participants
and scholarship recipients (Max 50)


USA Chairperson:
Dr. Shyam S. Mohapatra, PhD.
Mabel & Ellsworth Simmons Professor & Co-Director- USF AITRP;
Director, Division of Translational Medicine-Nanomedici ne Research Center, USF Tampa
Email: smohapat@health.

India Co-Chairperson:
Dr. Ramesh Paranjape, PhD
Director of National AIDS Research Institute,
Dept. of Clinical Science, Pune, India
Email: director@nariindia. org

Eknath Naik, MD, PhD,
Email: enaik@health.
Ph: 813-842-8560

Organizing Committee Members


· Sten Vermund, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
· Robert Bollinger, John Hopkins University, Baltimore
· Roger Detels, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
· Patricia Emmanuel, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
· Phalguni Gupta, University of Pittsburg, PA
· Suman Laal, New York University Sch. of Medicine, New York City, NY
· Kenneth Mayer, Brown University, Providence, RI
· Eknath Naik, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
· Vinayaka Prasad, Albert Einstein Coll. of Med., New York City, NY


· Yogesh S. Marfatia, Medical College, Vadodara
· Atul K. Patel, Vedanta Institute, Ahmadabad
· Vijay Shah, Indu Health Research Foundation, Baroda
· Suniti Solomon, Y.R.G. Care, Chennai,
· N. Kumaraswamy, Y.R.G. Care, Chennai

Local Host and Collaborator in Goa

Community Resource Foundation
· Dr. Anita Dudhane, email:ardudhs@gmail. com
· Dr. Ajay Pednekar
· Mr. Sanjay Naik

Confirmed Speakers

Arthur Reingold, Univ of Calif. Berkeley, CA, USA
Atul Patel, Ahmadabad, India
Carey Farquahar, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, USA
Chris Beyrer, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD
David Weiner, U.Penn, Philadelphia
Eknath Naik, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, USA
G. Kang, CMC Vellore, India
Hanna Elizabeth, Albert Einstein Coll. of Med, NY
Ian McGowan, Univ of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
John W. Sleasman, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Kenneth Mayer, Brown Univ., MA, USA
Lee Harrison, Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Maureen Goodenow, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, FL
N. Chandhiok, ICMR, New Delhi, India
N. Kumarswamy, YRG Care, Chennai, India
P. Balakrishnan, YRG Care, Chennai, India
Patricia Emmanuel, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Patricia Flynn, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, TN
Paul Krogstad, Ronald Reagan UCLA, CA, USA
Phalguni Gupta, Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
R. Gangakhedkar, NARI, Pune, India
Ramesh Paranjape, Director NARI, India
Rebecca P. Madan, Albert Einstein Coll. of Med, NY
Robert C. Bollinger, Johns Hopkins Univ, BC, MD, USA
Roger Detels, UCLA, CA, USA
Ron Veazey, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Sanjay Mehendale, NARI, Pune, India
Shahin Lockman, UCSF, CA, USA
Shrikant Tripathy, NARI, Pune, India
Shyam Mohapatra, Univ of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Subhra Mohapatra Univ of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Suman Laal, NYU Sch. Of Med., NY
Sunil Ahuja, UTHSC, San Antonio, TX, USA
Suniti Solomon, YRG Care, Chennai, India
Vikrant Sahasrabddhe, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, TN
Vinayaka Prasad, Albert Einstein Coll. of Med, NY

9. TAAZA TAREEN VI 2010, Call for Applications
Vasl is now accepting applications from recent graduates across Pakistan and South Asian countries.
Application deadline: 5th September, 2010.
Duration for residency: 5th October- 8th November, 2010

*Applicants should fit in the age bracket of 22-28 years.

Residency will be granted to 2 South Asian artists and 4 Pakistani artists
*Air Travel grant available for South Asian artists
(Artists from Bangladesh, India and Srilanka can apply)

To apply for residency
1. Please fill in the application form
2. Send us your Updated CV
3. Artists’ statement
4. 10-15 images of your recent work
*Mark clearly in the email subject: “application for Taaza Tareen VI”

Application Form in Word

Send in your application to:

8. START OF APPLICATION ROUND FOR FELLOWSHIPS 2011-2013 / Akademie Schloss Solitude

For the thirteenth time in 20 years the international residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude – located in Stuttgart, Germany – is granting approx. 65 residency fellowships of six to twelve months in duration. A public foundation opened in 1990 and funded by the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, the Akademie Schloss Solitude operates an international residency program awarding live/work fellowships to artists. More than 900 artists from around 100 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year. The Akademie persues an intense exchange between artistic and scientific disciplines. With the art, science & business program the transfer of knowledge and experience between the arts, the sciences and economics can be deepened to create new synergies of creativity, inventiveness and management.

International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture (design, landscape architecture, urban planning), Visual Arts (including performance art), Performing Arts (stage design, dramatic texts, dramaturgy, musical theater, performance, direction, drama, dance), Design (fashion, costume, product and furniture design, visual communication), Literature (essay, criticism, poetry, prose, translation), Music/Sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition) and Video/Film/New Media (including video installation). Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities (including social sciences), Jurisprudence/Labour Law and Economics (individually or suggested by a business) are invited to apply.

Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years are welcome to apply. Currently enrolled university or college students (at the time of application) will not be considered for selection. Each fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1,000 per month, in addition to free lodging. The independent jury consists of a jury chairperson and specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.

The jurors for the thirteenth application round are: Louisa Hutton/Matthias Sauerbruch (Architecture), Tacita Dean (Visual Arts), Xavier Le Roy (Performing Arts), Stefano Mirti (Design), Jalal Toufic (Literature), Berno Odo Polzer (Music/Sound) and Elia Souleiman (Video/Film/New Media). For the art, science & business program: Patricia Falguières (Humanities), Halton Cheadle (Jurisprudence/Labour Law) and Eduardo Gouthier-Macedo (Economy).

Application deadline is October 31, 2010 (Postmark). As of July 1 (0.00 CET), application forms can ONLY be downloaded from the application website

Angela Butterstein
Akademie Schloss Solitude
Presse und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Solitude 3
70197 Stuttgart
Tel +49 (0)711-99619-471
Fax +49 (0)711-99619-50

7. HISK Open Studios & Call for Applications: Dateline for submissions: June 15/2010

HISK – Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts

The Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) organizes postgraduate education in Flanders in the field of the audiovisual and visual arts. It provides approximately twenty-five young artists from Belgium and abroad with a studio of their own for the duration of two years along with specific, tailor-made guidance.
At the HISK, emphasis lies mainly on individual practice with an international focus. The visiting lecturers are crucial. Artists, curators, critics and theoreticians pay individual studio visits at regular intervals. There are also frequent visits to significant art events and lectures, seminars and workshops are provided. The HISK also offers technical facilities and production opportunities.
Thanks to the unique HISK concept, the participants are given every opportunity to invest in critical research of their work in order to situate it within a broader artistic, cultural and societal context.
At the end of the two-year working period, the participant receives a certificate of ‘Laureate of the HISK’. The HISK is officially recognized as Higher Institute and is financed by the Flemish Community – Ministry of Education and supported by the City of Ghent.
Since 1997, 159 laureates have graduated from the HISK. The largest part of them are currently building up a successful professional career in the Belgian and international art world.
In 2010, the candidate-laureates working at the HISK come from Japan, South Africa, Peru, India, Israel, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. An international jury selected them from more than a hundred candidates.
The Open Studios give the candidate-laureates the opportunity to undergo a confrontation with the public and to generate a great deal of feedback from visual arts professionals. It also offers the audience access to and an insight into the artistic development of a young generation of artists who will play a part in shaping the future of the arts landscape.
Artists who have already obtained a Masters degree in Fine Art or an equivalent qualification are eligible to apply to the HISK. Exceptions can be made.
The admission committee is composed of international visiting lecturers from a variety of backgrounds. They make a pre-selection from the submitted portfolios and the candidates who make it through are invited for an interview regarding their motivations and expectations. After a period of evaluation and careful consideration, the committee then makes a decision as to whether the applicant is suitable.
The conceptual and visual qualities in the works submitted by applicants are considered to be more important than style, material or technique. Participants are expected to have a strong commitment to conducting critical research within their respective fields of interest. At the same time, they should aim towards locating their practice within a broader perspective of social and cultural environments. Candidates are also expected to make a contribution to the activities of the HISK as a whole. This interaction is seen to be an important forum of exchange and development.
Basic criteria for assessment are:
– The quality of the submitted work
– Evidence of a potential to explore various aesthetic possibilities
– The degree to which the work distinguishes itself from overt influences
– The coherence of the body of work
– The social/political relevance of the work
– The quality of presentation in the submitted portfolio (both text and images)
– Motivation for choosing the HISK
– Willingness to be involved in the HISK programme and ability to set aside time for this
– Ability to speak about your work and thinking around it
– The potential to grow within the HISK programme, both on an artistic and a personal level
– Evidence of sufficient maturity to be able to work independently

Each year between 12 and 14 candidate laureates are admitted.
Application candidatures 2010-2011
Please send the following
1. Information
• A completed application form (see
• Description of your work (in English)
• Your personal motivation for applying (in English)
• A detailed Curriculum Vitae including a list of exhibitions, grants, scholarships, awards, commissions, etc)
• Catalogues and texts describing your artistic work (optional)
• Maximum 3 letters of recommendation (optional)
• A copy of your ID card or passport
• A recent passport photograph (digital if available)
2. Presentation / portfolio
• Power Point or PDF presentation on CD (Mac compatible), along with clear labels stating title of work, medium, date and measurements (if necessary) + bound print out of the presentation (colour or black & white)
• Films and videos on DVD, if possible with menu
File to be sent to: HISK / Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Deadline submission: June 15, 2010
An international jury will make their selection in July 2010. The results of the selection will be known on July 20, 2010. Applicants who have not been selected can collect their documents at the HISK’s administration office on conclusion of the admission procedure. Documentation of selected candidates will be archived in the HISK’s records. As careful as the HISK may be in handling the documentation submitted, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.
The first working year starts in January 2011 and ends in December 2011.
The registration fee for 2011 and 2012 amounts to 1000 euros per year (+ a single deposit of 300 euros). Health insurance is not included in the registration fee. The registration fee (and the deposit) must be paid before the start of the working year.
The Higher Institute of Fine Arts offers a studio, work places and pedagogical guidance. There are no scholarships or residencies available. Living costs are the participants’ own responsibility.
Foreigner candidate-laureates have to arrange all necessary administration themselves in order to obtain a visa for study purposes and an official residence permit.
Phone: +3292696765
Fax: +3292696770
HISK / Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a
B-9000 Gent, Belgium

6. 4th Cairo Video Festival, Video Art & Experimental films. Dateline for submissions: June 15/2010

Medrar for Contemporary Art is sending out an open Call for Submission to the Forth Video Festival hosted in Goethe institute Cairo-Downtown. Initiated by the Cairo-based artist Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced high concept / low budget experimental videos.
Based on a call for works by emerging artists, the festival program takes the format of a concise series of video screening on accompanied by talks/discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of key themes and issues presented in the works.
More information and application from:
4th Cairo Video Festival
Video Art & Experimental films
Deadline for submission: 15th of June 2010
Mohamed Allam, Director
Medrar for Contemporary Art
22 Khayrat Street, 3rd Floor, Apt. 7
El Sayeda Zainab, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 002 02 2792.5914
Mobile: 002 012 4761107

5. Call for artists to participate in Thupelo Workshop, dateline: April 15/2010

The European Ceramic Work Centre Call for Applications
The European Ceramic Work Centre (.ekwc) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, invites visual artists, designers and architects to apply for a residency in 2011 and offers plenty of opportunities for creating new ceramic art, design and architecture.

Ceramics is a medium in which new possibilities are continually being discovered. The .ekwc, directed by Mr. Ranti Tjan, is an international workshop where international artists, designers, architects and staff members explore the artistic and technical possibilities of ceramics as a medium.

Experiments are being conducted to find new ways of presenting ceramics. The acquired knowledge and experience is being spread nationally as well as internationally. The goal is to encourage the development of ceramic art, design and architecture.

The .ekwc offers participants excellent workspace and living space to enable them to work for three months continuously. A team of specialised employees is ready to guide the participants in their work.

Applicants can register for one of the available places in 2011 up until the 15th of April 2010.

Residencies that can be applied for:
– the individual residency. Conditions for entry are an academic education and 2 years’ professional work experience.
– the residency for young participants. Conditions for entry are an academic education, a graduation no more than two years ago and under the age of 30 years old.

For all residencies goes that a participant must also be able to get away for 3 months.

All applications will be assessed by an independent committee.

The application form and guidelines for artists and designers can be found at

15 comments on “Call for Submissions

  1. Uddari says:

    Hi Dr. Qadir,
    You are welcome to send submissions at any time. A word doc will do.


  2. Dr. Naheed Qadir says:

    hi dear
    when u will accept research/critical articles for uddari, is there any schedule for submission?
    Dr. Naheed Qadir


  3. Anwar Iqbal says:

    I do not write. Cannot read. See a little. Stumble a lot. I am deaf to all except myself. Dumb, I have always been. Can I contribute, please?


  4. Dr. Shuja Alhaq says:

    Yes, I too want to submit an epic of mine that I have written. How can I do so? It is a story about the one who, according to one tradition, was born on sand beds of the Indus, when it flowed in such bloom that it gave birth to two sister civilizations of Harrapa and Mohenjo-Daro.


  5. Respected Sir/Mam

    I write poems and Articles. Can you please suggest me how i could get them published, pls suggest i would be very thankful to you

    Tarlochan Singh MOGA


  6. Deepali says:

    dear sir,
    I have written an english romantic fiction based on the culture( marriage) of punjab. please can you help me publish it.
    thanking you ,


  7. Alka says:

    Hi Sir!

    I write poems and short stories. Can you please suggest me how i could get them published,I really wants to make my career in this field. I am ready to work hard for this. pls suggest i would be very thankful to you


  8. Please submit your writings to new and exciting online Punjabi Rasala


  9. B S Gill says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have some novels and short stories. How would you help me for publishing the same.

    Thanking you.

    Yours faithfully,



  10. Shumita Didi says:

    Announcement: Since May 2009 we have been regularly holding a “Baba Bulleh Shah Study Circle”, every Sunday 5pm-7pm, at Saanjhey Ranng, 18-A, Ring Road, F. Fl, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi 110024
    Contact person: Shumita Didi 9811050712
    we study one/two Kaafis and hear them being sung..sometimes sing along


  11. we are working on survival of urdu poetry .visit my website to eork in collaboration
    dr abrar umar
    author of 7 books on poetry


  12. daljit singh says:

    m an writer,having lot of material on different topics
    my cell 0091-98145-93858


  13. I will gladly submit, but two notes
    1) My writing is in Gurmukhi, so if you intend to place in Pakistanni Magazines, the publisher will have to Transliterate
    2) If there are any errors, I expect the publisher to fix those.

    Jay ay sabh manzoor ay, as long as my name is used as author, I will provide. Please e-mail at


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