American Institute of Indian Studies 2020-2021 Fellowship Competition Now Open

The American Institute of Indian Studies 2020-2021 Fellowship competition is now open for applications. The deadline in July 1, 2019.

The American Institute of Indian Studies is a non-profit consortium of eighty-six American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the humanities and social sciences, AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as development studies, natural resources management, public health, and regional planning.

Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories:

  • Senior Research Fellowships: Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Senior scholars may also apply for an AIIS/Ashoka University Research and Teaching Fellowship.
  • Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships: Available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards are for periods of six to nine months.
  • Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships: Available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.

Applications can be downloaded from:

Please contact Grants Office Director Bridget Wiffin for more information and assistance with your application.