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  • AISLS Fellowship Program
    AISLS fellowships support research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent. Tenure may range from two to nine months. Application instructions for the 2013 competition are now available.

  • AISLS Dissertation Planning Grant Program
    AISLS dissertation planning grants are designed to enable graduate students to make a pre-dissertation visit to Sri Lanka to investigate the feasibility of their topic, to sharpen their research design, or to make other practical arrangements for future research. Applicants will normally be enrolled in a PhD program in a US university. Application instructions for the 2013 competition are now available.

  • AISLS Grants for Language Instruction

    AISLS has limited funds from the US Department of Education to support US-based scholars who wish to acquire or improve language skills. These funds can be used to help to defray the costs of language instruction in Sinhala, Tamil, Pali or Arabic. The instruction must take place in Sri Lanka and be obtained by September 30, 2014. The AISLS Colombo center will supply recipients with advice about language programs and tutors.

    These awards will not be given to individuals who are in Sri Lanka with the support of any research award (AISLS or non-AISLS) that provides funds that can be used to cover expenses for language instruction.

    This program cannot cover translation costs, but it can cover instruction that takes the form of working with a tutor to translate texts or other materials.

    Applicants are also expected to fall into one of the following categories: 1) individual members of AISLS resident in the US who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification, 2) individual members of AISLS who are undertaking language instruction to support the needs of graduate study at a US university, 3) faculty members at AISLS member institutions, or 4) graduate students at AISLS member institutions who are undertaking language instruction to support the needs of their program of study. Previous recipients of AISLS language instruction awards are eligible.

    To apply, please submit to a short curriculum vitae, a one page statement that includes a description of the proposed instruction and how it supports your long-range research plans, a proposed timetable, and a budget. The maximum award will be $400, but awardees may apply for a second grant after completion of a first grant, as it is possible extra funds may become available. Proposals will be considered on an ongoing basis until the funds are exhausted.

  • Travel Grants for Participants in the "Dissertation-to-Book" Workshop, Madison, WI,
    16-17 October 2013

    The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) will make travel grants of $350 to members who participate in the "dissertation-to-book" workshop  organized by the American Institute of Indian Studies, which will be held in Madison on 16-17 October 2013 (the Wednesday/Thursday before the Annual Conference on South Asia).  To be eligible, applicants must be individual members of AISLS on 15 June 2013, or have a current affiliation with an AISLS member institution.  Their dissertation must also have a significant Sri Lanka component.  Individuals with a tenure-track position in the 2013-14 academic year and those who live in the Madison metropolitan area are not eligible.  Persons who are accepted for the workshop and who qualify for this grant should contact John Rogers at rogersjohnd at aol.com.  Payment will be by post the week after the workshop.

    The workshop organizers welcome applications from recent PhDs whose work is on Sri Lanka. For information about the workshop and the application requirements, please go to the notice put out by the organizers.

  • AISLS Travel Stipends for the Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison
    AISLS will make a travel grant of $350 to any graduate student who gives a paper or acts as a discussant concerning Sri Lanka at the 2013 Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applicants must be members of AISLS or enrolled at an institution that is a member of the AISLS as of April 1st, 2013. Individuals living in Madison at the time of the conference and persons who have been awarded this grant on two previous occasions are not eligible. Eligible individuals whose papers are accepted for the conference program should contact John Rogers at rogersjohnd at aol.com.  Payment will be made by mail the week after the conference.

  • AISLS Travel Stipends for the Tamil Studies Conference, Toronto
    The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies will make a travel grant of $350 to any graduate student who gives a paper concerning Sri Lanka at the 2014 Tamil Studies Conference, which will be held in Toronto 16-17 May. Applicants must have been individual members of AISLS for one year before the conference, or be enrolled at an institution that is a member of AISLS. Individuals living in the Toronto metropolitan area at the time of the conference are not eligible, but if participating in the program may request reimbursement for the registration fee. Eligible individuals whose papers are accepted for the conference program should contact John Rogers at rogersjohnd at aol.com. Payment will be by post the week after the conference.

  • Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship
    The program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Given changing travel restrictions and/or security warnings to many countries, applicants should contact CAORC before preparing a proposal. For more information, contact , 202 633 1599.

  • Boren Awards for International Study
    David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their education.

  • International Dissertation Research Fellowships
    Supports research outside the United States by graduate students enrolled at US universities. Tenure is six to twelve months. There are no citizenship requirements. This program is administered by the Social Science Research Council.
  • Fulbright Program
    Fellowships are available for teaching and research in Sri Lanka. This program is restricted to US citizens.

  • American Philosophical Society
    The Franklin Research Grants Program offers awards of up to $6,000 for research expenses in all fields.

 

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