The GSA program is headed by Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies, and SAI steering committee member. GSAs participate in monthly workshops in which they present their thesis research to one another. In the spring, GSAs organize an end of year conference to showcase their research.
Each Graduate Associate is awarded a research stipend, and offered a desk space and computer as space permits, on the 4th floor of the CGIS South Building.
SAI invites proposals in any discipline or field in South Asian Studies and encourages work in/on all of South Asia as well as the study of South Asia in larger connective contexts.
Doctoral degree candidates from all Harvard academic departments and professional schools are eligible to apply. Applicants from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences should have completed their General Examinations and commenced research on their dissertation. Applicants from the professional schools should be conducting a major research project related to South Asia.
SAI – Aman Foundation Graduate Student Associate Fellowship
The Aman Foundation, a local, not-for-profit trust, based and operating in Pakistan, will fund a SAI Graduate Student Associate for the Academic Year 2013-2014. Students whose research focuses on issues related to Pakistan or students from Pakistan may apply for the SAI-Aman Foundation GSA Fellowship.
While application deadlines and components are the same, please make a note on your application that you are applying for the ‘SAI – Aman Foundation GSA Fellowship.’
An indication that you are interested in the Aman-SAI fellowship will not reduce your chances as being selected as a GSA.
The South Asia Institute
Attn: Nora Maginn
S427, CGIS South
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138