Graduate Fellowships

Scholarship Description

Founded to assist scholars in their study of all aspects of Indian history, culture and contemporary life, the Institute brings about 35 scholars to India every year. These are both American citizens as well as non-American citizens resident in the United States. Of the latter group, many are Indian graduate students studying for Ph.D. degrees at American universities. Many of them return to India, where they assume faculty positions at Indian institutions. In turn, many Indian scholars are invited by member institutions of the American Institute of Indian Studies to lecture or participate in conferences. The Institute then facilitates their travel arrangements and can use its network of scholars across the United States to organize programs of lectures. Fellowships are granted by the American Institute of Indian Studies in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowships. Senior Research Fellowships. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships. Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships. Applications for fellowships are screened and chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of experts in various fields but all with extensive India experience. Selected scholars are granted fellowships upon receipt of project approval by the Government of India. Upon completion of the fellowship tenure, senior scholars contribute to the growing understanding of India through their publications, and junior fellows complete Ph.D. degrees and join the ranks of faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. Each year, therefore, scholars returning from Institute fellowships in India directly impact literally thousands of students across the country through their teaching and thousands more through their publications. Fellowships for U.S. citizens are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (also available to permanent residents); the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers under the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended; and the Smithsonian Institution. Some fellowships for non-U.S. citizens and artists can be funded from the AIIS Rupee Endowment in India. Fellowships for six months or more may include limited coverage for dependents. Application: Contact: American Institute of Indian Studies 1130 East 59th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 (773) 702-8638 email: Further information: Indian Studies

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 35

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2018-12-31


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