Fellowships for Research in India

FellowshipsFellowships (for dissertation students, researchers, and artists) for opportunities in India, American Institute of Indian Studies. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2020 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India. The AIIS also welcomes applications for its performing and creative arts fellowships from accomplished practitioners of the arts of India.

• Junior Fellowships are for graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India.

• Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the PhD degree.


• Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India.

The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year.

AIIS also offers intensive, immersion-based language training in India to students from American universities. Summer and academic year programs focus on language acquisition and cultural understanding.