Mittal Institute Fellowships
Each year, the Mittal Institute welcomes scholars from across South Asia as well as South Asia-focused scholars to the Harvard campus to engage in scholarly research with some of the leading academics in their fields of interest. In addition, the Mittal Institute has expanded its opportunities for in-region scholars to connect with Harvard’s exceptional resources and faculty while remaining in South Asia. We invite you to explore the opportunities below.
The Raghunathan Family Fellowship is an academic year-long residency based in Cambridge that supports recent PhDs in the humanities and social sciences related to South Asia.
The Jamnalal Kaniram Bajaj Visiting Research Fellowship is a semester-long appointment based in Cambridge that supports doctoral scholars and advanced professional degree holders who focus interdisciplinary research on critical questions and issues related to India and South Asia.
BABAR ALI FELLOWSHIP
The Syed Babar Ali Fellowship is a semester-long appointment based in Cambridge that supports doctoral scholars and advanced professional degree holders who focus on areas of humanities and social sciences related to Pakistan.
VISITING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
The Visiting Artist Fellowship welcomes two mid-career artists for eight weeks a semester from South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in interdisciplinary discourse with students and faculty on global issues relevant to South Asia, and serves as a resource across all disciplines to explore critical issues of South Asia through the lens of art and design
PAKISTAN IN-REGION FELLOWSHIP
The Pakistan-in-Region Fellowship is an unpaid Fellowship meant for Junior Faculty members who have worked in reputable universities across Pakistan. Research Fellows are expected to reside in Pakistan for the fellowship duration of one academic year while working closely with Harvard faculty.
MITTAL INSTITUTE INDIA FELLOWSHIP
The Mittal Institute India Fellowship (MIIF) is an academic-year long appointment open to recent post-doctoral scholars from any discipline provided their studies advance, facilitate, and provide programs in, and for the public benefit of, India. Two scholars will be selected yearly, and hosted in India at the LMSAI New Delhi Office.
How to Apply
Please visit the individual fellowship pages for more information on how to apply and deadlines. We ask that you reach out to The Mittal Institute Program Coordinator with any questions, rather than Harvard faculty.
The fellowships have different deadlines depending on the length and starting date. Please visit the individual fellowship pages for deadlines.
Programs and Administrative Coordinator
Learn more about current fellows
Sristhee Sethi, Mittal Institute India Fellow, Connects with Harvard's World-class Resources from Delhi
Sristhee Sethi studies borderlands and migration. Learn more about Sristhee’s research from The Mittal Institute’s New Delhi office.
Pakistani-scholar Liaquat Channa, Syed Babar Ali Fellow
Liaquat Channa’s research interests include hidden curriculum and language textbooks as well as language in education policy and planning. Read more about Liaquat’s research during his time at Harvard.