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Fellowships

Available Fellowships

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.

Pakistan In-Region Fellowship

The Pakistan In Region Fellowship for the Mittal Institute 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.

 

Delhi-based Fellowship for Scholars from South Asia

Mittal Institute India Fellowship (MIIF)

The Mittal Institute India Fellowship will host two postdoctoral scholars from any discipline at the LMSAI Delhi Office for one year. Scholars will have the opportunity to avail Harvard’s vast resources from India.

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.


Jamnalal Kaniram Bajaj Visiting Research Fellowship

The Jamnalal Kaniram Bajaj Trust Visiting Research Fellowship Fund hosts visiting scholars from South Asia on the Harvard campus.


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.

 

 

NOTICE: COVID-19 MAY AFFECT FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowship applications are being accepted for on-campus and in-person activities at Harvard University; however, this policy is subject to change due to ongoing safety concerns related to the pandemic.

 

Please note: Do not write directly to Harvard faculty regarding the Mittal Institute’s Fellowship opportunities. If you have questions, please consult our the individual fellowship pages or email Danielle Wallner, Program Coordinator, at dwallner@fas.harvard.edu

Fellowships

Pakistan In-Region Fellowship

The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (LMSAI), an office of Harvard Global Research Support Centre India (HGI), is pleased to offer the Pakistan In-Region Research Fellowship Program for Junior University Faculty members in Pakistan. As a fellow, scholars will have the opportunity to avail Harvard’s vast resources to contribute to self-driven, independent research.  

 

We particularly encourage applications from faculty interested in the following research areas: Partition, Neuroscience, Law and Archives & Historic Materials from South Asia. Applicants from these areas are more likely to be accepted, provided their research is focused on, or connected with, Pakistan.

 

The Pakistan In-Region Fellowship is meant for Junior Faculty members who have worked at reputable universities across Pakistan. Scholars who have not had past opportunities to access Harvard’s resources and who have primarily been educated at institutions in South Asia will be given priority.

 

Research Fellows are expected to reside in Pakistan for the fellowship duration of one academic year. Fellows will be mentored by a Harvard faculty member in their area of research and the research produced will be widely disseminated for public benefit.

 

Applications for the 2023-2024 fellowship will open in December 2022.

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Set up a HarvardKey to access Harvard’s application portal. It may take a few hours for your new HarvardKey to become active.
  • Fill out the Online Application Form.
  • Upload a five-page, double-spaced research plan to the Online Application Form.
  • Upload an updated curriculum vitae, which lists your academic degrees (including disciplines and the dates the degrees were received), your publications and research presentations, and any previous grants and/or fellowships to the Online Application Form.
  • Upload a writing sample (no more than ten pages, double-spaced) to the Online Application Form.
  • Two letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly into CARAT by recommenders. If they are unable to, please have them send the letters to dwallner@fas.harvard.edu by the application deadline, with “Mittal Institute Fellowship Recommendation” and the applicant’s name in the subject line

Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered. 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 Danielle Wallner, Programs and Administrative Coordinator, at dwallner@fas.harvard.edu