AIIS Awarded Three-Year Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

AIIS Awarded Three-Year Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

Chicago (March 23, 2016) The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a three-year grant for $245,175 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions 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.

The NEH today announced the award of $21.1 million in grants for 248 humanities projects. “NEH provides support for projects across America that preserve our heritage, promote scholarly discoveries, and make the best of America’s humanities ideas available to all Americans,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. “We are proud to announce this latest group of grantees who, through their projects and research, will bring valuable lessons of history and culture to Americans.”

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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 managed by a consortium of 81 universities and colleges 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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