Funding and Awards

This list contains calls for applications for funding and financial awards pertaining broadly to South Asian Studies. These postings are organized by submission/application deadline. Posts are updated weekly. Please check with the organizers listed below for the most current information.

Spring 2021 Deadlines (January-May)

January Deadlines

Summer Language Funding Information Session for UW Students
Link to Zoom meeting room.
January 21, 2021 12:00PM-1:00PM

WISLI Open House
Online open house to learn about the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), Project GO, and the Regional Flagship Languages Initiatives and how these programs can help you with your language learning goals.
January 29, 2:00PM

February Deadlines

National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association awards and grants
The NFMLTA offers several grants, such as Dissertation Writing Support Grants, Research Support Grants, Travel Support Grants, and Learning and Teaching Priorities Grants.
Submission deadline February 1, 2021.

FLAS Information Sessions for UW Students
Open to undergraduate and graduate students for study of less commonly taught languages.
February 1, 2021, 4:00PM

Information Session: Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship
There will be an information session for students interested in opportunities available with the 2021 Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship through the UW-Madison. February 3, 2021 at 4:00PM

Stimson Center South Asia Program Junior Fellowships
Professional Development Opportunities with the Stimson Center South Asia Program. Fellowship opportunities for individuals to expand their knowledge of security issues in the subcontinent and engage with the South Asia policy community in Washington, DC.
Application deadline February 15, 2021.

March Deadlines

Scott Kloeck-Jenson and IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Awards
Applications for both the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, and the IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award, are now live Both of these fellowships are designed to fund UW–Madison Graduate Student international research travel. Application deadline for both competitions March 1, 2021.

SASLI Half/Full Fee Scholarship competition now open!
SASLI is pleased to announce that the Half/Full Fee Remission application is officially open. This scholarship covers either half or the full amount of SASLI tuition. The review process is competitive and based on financial need and academic/other reasons language study is necessary. Application deadline March 15, 2021.

April Deadlines

2021-2022 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)
Letters of support and language evaluations must be submitted BEFORE the student can submit their application. There are no exceptions to the campus deadline and no changes are allowed to the application after this deadline; incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Education. Information and substantive details here. Campus deadline April 1, 2021

May Deadlines

Area and International Studies Undergraduate Paper Awards
Participating area and international studies centers of the IRIS are each awarding up to $1,000 to the best paper/s and projects written by an undergraduate and focused on their respective world regions. You must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at the UW-Madison. The paper must be/have been submitted to fulfill a UW-Madison course or thesis requirement during the 2020-2021 academic year (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 terms). Information and details here. Deadline May 7, 2021.

UT-Austin to offer Intensive Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu Summer 2021
In cooperation with the South Asia Summer Language Institute, the South Asia Institute at UT Austin plans to offer online courses in Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu during summer 2021 at the beginner and intermediate levels. These intensive language summer courses meet FLAS Fellowship guidelines. To learn more and apply, please visit their website. Application deadline May 8.

Summer 2021 Deadlines (June-August)

August Deadlines

CAORC-AIIS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR: Exploring Urban Sustainability through India’s Cities
This award program, administered by CAORC in collaboration with its member center in India, the American Institute of Indian Studies, funds participation in a two-week capacity building workshop in India in Janaury, 2022 that will include stays in the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow.
New application deadline August 30, 2021.

Fall 2021 Deadlines (September-December)

September Deadlines

Fulbright Scholar Program 2022-2023 competition
The Scholar Program offers diverse opportunities for US academics, administrators, and professionals to teach, research, work on professional projects, and attend seminars abroad. Each year, more than 800 fellowships are awarded to 135+ countries. Application deadline for most awards September 15, 2021.