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Available Fellowships



As many of you are aware, Harvard University is currently operating in a modified manner resulting from restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Please note that any fellowship offers for the upcoming Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters will remain contingent on the University returning to an operational and financial status that enables us to proceed with this appointment.


Fellowships for Pakistan-Focused Scholars 

Babar Ali Fellowship

The Syed Babar Ali Fellowship is a semester-long appointment that supports doctoral scholars and advanced professional degree holders who focus on areas of humanities and social sciences related to Pakistan.  


Fellowships for Scholars from India

B4 Science and Technology Fellowships

Up to five B4 Science and Technology Fellowships will be offered annually in fields related to the biosciences. Fellows will be connected with faculty across Harvard and other academic institutions in the Boston area as relevant to each Fellow’s area of research.  


Fellowships for Scholars from South Asia

Raghunathan Family Fellowship

The Raghunathan Family Fellowship—formerly known as South Asian Studies Fellowship—supports recent PhDs in the humanities and social sciences related to South Asia.

Visiting Artist Program

The Visiting Artist Fellowship serves as a resource across all disciplines to explore critical issues of South Asia through the lens of art and design. The program welcomes four mid-career artists from South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in interdisciplinary discourse with students and faculty on global issues relevant to South Asia. 


Please note: Do not write directly to Harvard faculty regarding the Mittal Institute’s Fellowship opportunities. If you have questions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions page or email Selmon Rafey, Program Coordinator, at