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AIIS Junior Research Fellowships

Amount Note:

Fellows receive the following compensation: 1) Maintenance stipend per month: Rs 45,500; 2) Research and travel per month: Rs 19,500; 3) Dollar supplement per month: $70; 4) Per dependent allowance per month: Rs 13,000. Awards are available for up to 11 months.

Eligibility Note:

Applicant must be affiliated with institution based in the US.

Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at US universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months.

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) was formed to further the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. The programs of AIIS promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the U. S. and of India. With offices and research centers in the United States and India, research centers at its campus in Gurugram, and a centrally located office in Delhi, the Institute:

  • Provides research fellowship support for scholars, PhD candidates and artists
  • Offers training in Indian languages where they are spoken
  • Extends knowledge of Indian culture through its two research centers, the Center for Art & Archaeology and the Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology
  • Supports book publications and articles about India
  • Facilitates service learning programs and internships for American students with Indian NGOs and provides a range of services to U.S. study abroad programs in India
  • Organizes conferences, workshops and special programs to advance the understanding of India and to foster exchange and collaboration between scholars in India, the U.S. and other countries in South Asia

AIIS is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Founded in 1981, CAORC is a private not-for-profit federation of 24 independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies. CAORC fosters research projects across national boundaries, encourages collaborative research and programmatic and administrative coherence among member centers, and works to expand their resource base and service capacity.

Last Updated On: 2018-02-19

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