Dhar India Studies Fellowships (24 Feb 2014 deadline)

A limited number of travel-research 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 Indian 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 preference will be given to those who have previously pursued coursework in the Dhar India Studies Program and have either completed qualifying examinations, or expect to take them within the next year. 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), and a budget of expenses no later than Monday, February 24, 2014, at 4pm to india@indiana.edu. Each applicant should arrange to have two confidential letters of support (at least one of which must be from a member of the IU-Bloomington faculty) sent to the same address by the relevant deadline. All materials must be submitted electronically. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, March 7, 2014.

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