Program Number: 41668
Title: Junior Research Fellowship
Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies
SYNOPSIS: The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) provides Junior Research Fellowships to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study 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 eleven months.
Established Date: 05/27/1998
Follow-Up Date: 05/01/2015
Review Date: 05/06/2014
Address: 1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
Award Type(s): Dissertation Fellowship Travel Abroad
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
Locations Tenable: Indian Institution
Appl Type(s): Graduate Student
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW
Duration: 11 MONTHS
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No
Sponsor Type: Professional/Academic Assoc & Soc.
Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
OBJECTIVES: AIIS is a cooperative, non-profit organization of sixty-eight American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. Applicants are welcome from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. Research projects can range from anthropology, ethnomusicology, history, political science, religious studies, and urban planning.
Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. When naming their discipline applicants must choose only one of the following categories: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Behavioral Sciences, Communications, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film/Photography, Gender/Sexuality Studies, Geography, History, History of Art/Architecture, History of Science, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Performance Studies, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Technology Studies, and Urban Planning.
Junior Fellows receive: Maintenance stipend per month of Rs 37,100; Research and travel per month of Rs 15,900; Dollar supplement per month of $70; and Per dependent allowance per month of Rs 10,600.
Fellows based in Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay) or New Delhi receive an additional 25 percent cost of living supplement for maintenance, dollar and dependent allowances.
The dollar supplement is paid in full prior to departure for India.
Each fellow receives one round-trip air ticket from the city of origin to the primary research site in India. AIIS will also provide air tickets for 1.5 dependents accompanying a Long-term Fellow who is eligible for dependent allowances for 2 dependents. Short-term Fellows are not provided tickets or allowance for dependents. (msw)