Chicago (September 13, 2019) The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is pleased to announce that in March 2019 it was awarded a three-year grant for $315,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) program. The award would be used to provide fellowships to post-doctoral scholars in the Humanities to enable them to conduct their research in India.
On March 28, 2019 , the NEH announced the award of $28.6 million in grants for 233 humanities projects. “These new NEH-supported projects will help shore up the nation’s most valuable assets: its history, literature, historic sites, regional traditions, and cultural institutions,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “NEH is proud to support the advancement of learning and sharing of knowledge nationwide.”
The Institute’s previous grants from the NEH FPIRI program have supported outstanding humanists in fields such as anthropology, ethnomusicology, history, and religious studies. Former and current NEH-funded AIIS fellows have carried out research projects that have resulted in numerous publications, conference presentations, and enhanced teaching about India. Humanistic scholarship on India, much of it produced with AIIS support, and the innovative theoretical frameworks worked out as a result, have also transformed the way academics focusing on other areas of the world approach their research. The NEH grant will enable AIIS to award enhanced stipends to NEH-funded fellows, enabling them to conduct more ambitious research projects.
AIIS, an American Overseas Research Center, is a consortium of 89 universities and colleges and whose mission is to further the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India and to promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the U. S. and of India.
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