Raghunathan Family Fellowship at Harvard South Asia Institute, USA

The Raghunathan Family Fellowship is now open. This program is purposed to support international students pursuing PhD program in the area of humanities and social sciences related to South Asia. The winning fellows will receive benefit of fully – funded award. The closing date of application is March 31, 2017.

Fellowship Description
The Harvard South Asia Institute is pleased to offer the Raghunathan Family Fellowship (formerly known as South Asian Studies Fellowship) to support recent PhDs in the humanities and social sciences related to South Asia. The Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) engages faculty and students through interdisciplinary programs to advance and deepen the teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia.

Award Value
Total stipend for one year: $40,000. Health insurance up to $5,000 and round trip economy travel expenses to from South Asia to Boston will also be provided (for participants residing in South Asia only).

Level and Area of Studies
PhD Program in any area of the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply, provided that their studies are focused on South Asia. Examples of fields of study in the humanities and social sciences include philosophy, religion, language, literature, history, cultural studies, the visual arts, economics, linguistics, anthropology, political science, sociology, and human geography, among others.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Fellowship supports recent PhDs in the humanities and social sciences related to South Asia. Research topics can cover any period of South Asian history or contemporary South Asia.
  • Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of PhD. Scholars who have not had past opportunities to access Harvard’s resources and who have primarily been educated at institutions in South Asia will be prioritized.
  • Fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge vicinity during the time of their award and to actively participate in the events and intellectual life of the Institute. Participation includes contributing to the greater Harvard community by teaching, mentoring, or advising students.

Applicants’ Nationality
International students are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Application should be made through the link below.

Submission Deadline
March 31, 2017.

Website and Application Link

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