Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

External Funding

American India Foundation William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The American India Foundation (AIF) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is a ten month long fellowship that pairs young professionals with leading NGos and social enterprises in India. 


American Institute of Bangladesh Studies

In 1993, AIBS became a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and since then has received funds from CAORC to continue these programs. Founded in 1981, CAORC is a private not-for-profit federation of 22 independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies. CAORC fosters research projects across national boundaries, encourages collaborative research and programmatic and administrative coherence among member centers, and works to expand their resource base and service capacity. AIBS launched the Dhaka Center in 2010, which facilitates AIBS Fellows, hosts a montly lecture series, and hosts a JSTOR access computer for scholarly research.


American Institute of Indian Studies

American Institute of Indian Studies has opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to conduct language study, research, and educational courses in India. Language courses are offered in the summer, for a semester, or for one academic year. There are research fellowship opportunities in all fields, ranging from anthropoogy to urban planning, ethnomusicology to political science. Fellowship opportunities are located around India.


American Institute of Pakistan Studies

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a bi-national research and education organization with a mission to promote academic study of Pakistan in the US and to encourage scholarly exchange between the US and Pakistan.


Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) has several opportunities to study in India. CSDS has two year doctoral fellowships, writing fellowships for activists, study abroad visits for university professors, and an internship program. CSDS is located in Delhi, India. 


Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in India

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has an opportunity for an International Affairs Fellowship in India for individuals to conduct independent foreign policy analysis in India. 


Fulbright Fellowships

The U.S. Department of State has opportunities for individuals to conduct research or English teaching in India under the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship. 


Indian Institute of Advanced Study 

Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) has opportunities for fellows to conduct research int he humanities, social sciences, and natural and life sciences. IIAS is located in Shimla, India. 


Inclusive Media for Change

Inclusive Media for Change (im4change) provides a fellowship opportunity for journalists working in English and Hindi to produce a series of stories, radio, or television programs engaging with rural communities in India. 


Indian Council of Social Science Research 

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) has opportunities for prominent social scientists, young scholars, and doctoral studients to conduct social science research related to India.


Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum offers funding for activities and initiatives that engage the scientific and research communities in India and the US. 


Jawaharlal Nehru University Institute of Advanced Study 

Jawaharlal Nehru University Institute of Advanced Study (JNIAS) has fellowship opportunities for scholars, activists, or professionals working in JNIAS fields of study, including: life sciences and human interaction, sustainable development, social movements, globalization studies, and more. 


Social Science Research Council

Social science Research Council (SSRC), housed in Brooklyn, NY, has information on social science fellowships and grants for social scientists conducting innovative research on public issues. 


U.S. Department of State Franklin Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State's Franklin Fellowship provides an opportunity for academic experts and private sector individuals to spend at least one year applying their knowledge to foreign policy at the U.S. Department of State.