Program Number: 41672
Title: Senior Research Fellowships
Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies
SYNOPSIS: The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) provides Senior Research Fellowships to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent and who specialize in South Asia to enable them to pursue further research in India.
Established Date: 05/27/1998
Follow-Up Date: 05/01/2015
Review Date: 05/07/2014
Address: 1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
Award Type(s): Fellowship
Research Grants/R & D
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
Locations Tenable: Indian Institution
Appl Type(s): Faculty Member
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW
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.
This fellowship is available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Non U.S. citizens are welcome to apply for AIIS fellowships as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at a college or university in the U.S. Citizens of the United States, however, can apply for senior fellowships if they are not affiliated with an institution of higher education in the U.S. The fellowship competition is open to all applicants and is not restricted to applicants from AIIS member institutions. 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. 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.
Senior Fellowships are available for six (6) to nine (9) months.
Dependents allowance will be given for up to two dependents as long as they remain with the fellow in India at least six months. Senior Long-term fellowships provide: Maintenance stipend per month Rs 57,500; Research and travel per month Rs 22,500; Dollar supplement per month $115; and Per dependent allowance per month Rs 10,000. Senior Short-term fellowships provide: Maintenance stipend per month Rs 69,000; Research and travel per month Rs 22,500; and Dollar supplement per month $138. Fellows who will be based in Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay) or New Delhi will receive an additional 25% cost of living supplement for the maintenance, dollar supplements and dependent’s allowance. The dollar supplement, for the total number of months of the fellowship, will be paid in full to fellows prior to their departure for India. As part of their award, Fellows will also receive one round-trip airplane ticket from their city of origin to their primary research site in India. AIIS will also purchase tickets for 1.5 dependents accompanying Long-term Fellows only with a dependent maintenance allowance for up to 2 dependents. Short-term Fellows are not provided tickets or allowance for dependents.