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To donate by credit card or PayPal, please choose from one of the five options below. You may also donate by check or make a planned gift.

Annual Fund (Unrestricted)

Supporting AIIS will help us continue to advance understanding of the culture, society, languages, economy, and politics of India. Please consider a donation to the general fund, which supports all of our activities, or to one of the program centers detailed below. Know that we are using secure methods to accept your donation. AIIS is a 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax deductible.




AIIS fellows conduct groundbreaking research in a wide range of fields. Each year, highly-ranked proposals exceed our available funds. With your support, we can fund additional deserving scholars.
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Center for Art and Archeology

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CA&A helps to preserve India’s rich cultural heritage by making it available to the public through world-class, open-access archives and libraries, ongoing documentation programs, and via platforms such as the Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds.
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Language Programs

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AIIS is committed to providing outstanding language instruction to as many qualified students as possible, regardless of financial situation. Your contribution will help AIIS support a diverse group of language students.
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Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology

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ARCE works to preserve India’s rich heritage of music, performance and oral traditions through its projects of documentation and research, and an audio-visual archive which preserves and provides access to 25,000 hours of recordings, not only to the interested public but through proactive outreach to communities. Online access to curated materials is available through platforms such as Smithsonian Folkways and the Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds.
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Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to the American Institute of Indian Studies. Your donation by check can be mailed to:

American Institute of Indian Studies
1130 E. 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Make a Planned Gift

If you are considering AIIS in your will or wish to transfer appreciated securities to AIIS, please contact Elise Auerbach, AIIS U.S. Director, at