A limited number of research-travel fellowships, each in the amount of up to $2000, are now available to Indiana University Bloomington graduate students though the Dhar India Studies Program. These grants are intended to support travel to the subcontinent for the purposes of preliminary or dissertation-stage research. Funds may also be used in support of travel to sites other than the subcontinent, pending sufficient justification.
Qualified students will be enrolled toward a Ph.D. and pursuing research that focuses substantially on the Indian subcontinent (broadly understood). The competition is open to students working in both the Humanities and Social Sciences, though some preference will be given to those who have previously pursued coursework in the Dhar India Studies Program. A progress report on research conducted under the auspices of the grant will be required at the conclusion of the research period.
To apply, students should submit a CV (with email address), unofficial transcript, a statement of research program (of no more than three pages), a budget of expenses, and two confidential letters of support (at least one of which must be from a member of the IU-Bloomington faculty) no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 4:30pm to:
Chair, Academic Program Committee
Dhar India Studies Program
825 E. 8th Street
Bloomington, IN, 47408-3842
Applications will not be accepted electronically. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday March 20, 2012.