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As a catalyst and bridge between Harvard faculty and the region, the South Asia Institute’s goals are to:


  1. Facilitate scholarly exchanges among Harvard faculty and students, international South Asia specialists, visiting academics, and public figures from South Asia.

  2. Sponsor lectures and conferences at Harvard and in the region by distinguished academic, governmental, and business leaders whose work contributes to a better understanding of the challenges facing South Asia.

  3. Support Harvard students with grants for language study, research, and internships in-region.

  4. Bring knowledge from South Asia to Harvard by supporting faculty and students with grants for research, study, and service learning.

  5. Build a community of stakeholders committed to building scholarship on South Asia at Harvard and in-region.