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 2022 Deadlines (January-May)

January Deadlines

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Applications Now Open
The applications for 2022 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, including the Regional Flagship Language Initiatives, are now OPEN. Please check the Boren Awards website for information on 2022 awards and application criteria.
Deadline to apply for Boren Fellowship: January 26 at 5:00 pm EST/4:00 pm CST
Deadline to apply to Boren Scholarship: February 2 at 5:00 pm EST/4:00 pm CST

February Deadlines

AIPS 2022 Senior and Junior Research Fellowships
The American Institute of Pakistan Studies is excited to offer Senior and Junior Research Fellowships to AIPS members for 2022-2023. Fellowships are available to both post-doctoral scholars (Senior fellowships) and pre-doctoral scholars who have completed all requirements of a Ph.D. except dissertation (Junior fellowships) and priority may be given to applicants who have not received an AIPS fellowship in the past two years.
Deadline: February 1, 2022.
More information here.

AIIS Summer Student Fellowships for Digital Sonic and Visual Projects
AIIS invites applications for five two-month student fellowships for the summer of 2022 to carry out original projects using the resources of the two AIIS research centers in India (Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) and Center for Art and Archaeology (CA&A)). Eligible applicants include graduate and undergraduate students (juniors, seniors, and rising juniors) at institutions of higher education in the United States.  Students should email their application packet as a single PDF to
Deadline: February 1, 2022.
More information here.

NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Graduate Students Research Support Award
The National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA) and the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Graduate Students Research Support Award supports graduate student research in the fields of applied linguistics and language education with small grants focused on the teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages (all languages except English, Spanish, French, and German).
Deadline: February 7
More information here. 

FLAS Fellowship for SASLI
A FLAS fellowship for SASLI covers the full tuition amount as well as a fixed stipend of $2,500. Fellowships are awarded based on a national competition and are open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree program and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Deadline: February 14
More information here.

LUMS Urdu Program
Located on the campus of the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences, the program features Urdu language instruction at all levels. Students will have the opportunity to study Urdu in an immersive environment, with four hours of daily instruction, and also to be introduced to Pakistani society and culture through living in and exploring a major South Asian metropolis. The 8 week program also includes field trips, guest speakers, and personal tutorials in addition to classroom instruction. This course emphasizes the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with a pedagogy that takes an active learning, student-centered approach. Our faculty boast years of experience teaching Urdu as a second language both in the US and Pakistan. Deadline, February 15 2022, Read More

Project GO summer 2022 domestic programs
Project GO provides fully funded scholarships to students commissioning through Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC to study critical languages domestically and abroad. Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Hindi are offered through the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI). Students must wait to apply to SASLI until after receiving and accepting a Project GO award.
Project GO common application deadline: February 22, 2022.
Apply here. 

LankaCorps Fellowship Program
LankaCorps is a unique program for young professionals of Sri Lankan heritage living outside the country to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. The fellowship provides a travel stipend to cover roundtrip international airfare; in-country expenses, including a monthly stipend; and health insurance coverage for the duration of the program.
Deadline: February 28
More information here. 

March Deadlines

WISLI Tuition Scholarship Now Open
The WISLI Tuition Scholarship covers 50% of the tuition for summer 2022 language study at one of the WISLI summer language institutes. A separate application is required in order to be considered for the WISLI Tuition Scholarship.
Deadline: March 15
More information here.

SASLI Half/Full Fee Remission Application Now Open
All SASLI students are eligible to apply for a Half or Full Fee Remission, regardless of nationality/citizenship, student status, language of study, etc.The Half Fee Remission covers half of tuition and the Full Fee Remission covers the entire tuition amount. Neither award includes a stipend. A separate application is required in order to be considered for the Half and Full Fee Remissions.
Deadline: March 15
More information here.

UW Madison Undergraduate Fellowships 

The Provost’s Office is especially pleased to announce a number of Undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. The following fellowships are now available for UW Madison undergraduates:

Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate research in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff conducted during summer 2022 or the 2022-23 academic year. The application deadline is February 14, 2022.

Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff during summer 2022 or the 2022-23 academic year. Deadline February 28, 2022.

Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates (HEX-U) is a public humanities grant that provides training, mentoring, and funding for UW-Madison undergraduates as they plan and implement creative, humanities-inspired projects in the local community. Deadlines, February 3 and March 31, 2022.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards addressing a challenge identified along with a local or global community partner. There is a priority deadline of January 28, 2022 for applicants seeking proposal feedback from the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Advisor.