South Asia Fellowship Program 2006

South Asia Fellowship Program 2006


South Asia Fellowship Program


South Asia Fellowship Program 2006

The East-West Center Washington is accepting applications from young scholars who wish to undertake research and writing on internal and international conflicts in South Asia. Applicants must be completing or have completed their Ph.D. degrees in the last seven years, be a national of a South Asian country, and presently be residing in the region.

Two fellowships will be awarded under the program funded by the East-West Center. The fellowships finance two months of fieldwork in South Asia, and three months of residence in Washington, D.C. In residence, the fellows will complete a monograph to be published by the East-West Center and an article to be published in a peer-reviewed outlet. Fellows will also participate in South Asia related activities in Washington and Honolulu.

The fellowship award includes a small grant to cover field research, a monthly stipend of US$3,500 to $4,000 when in residence in Washington, D.C., and round trip economy airfare between the home country, and Washington, D.C.

Applications should include a cover letter, a full CV, two letters of reference, and a research proposal of approximately ten pages (double spaced). The proposal should set out the problem to be investigated, tentative hypothesis and arguments, a review of the relevant literature and the contribution to be made by the research, methodology, a short bibliography listing key works, planned fieldwork, time frame, and proposed product. Materials should be sent to the following address before August 31, 2005.

Director, East-West Center Washington 1819 L St., N.W., Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20036

Selected applicants will be notified before November 30, 2005. Fieldwork should be completed prior to residence at the East-West Center Washington in Fall 2006.



South Asia Fellowship Program 2006