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Research Affiliate Program

The SAI Research Affiliates Program accepts a limited number of researchers and faculty each year whose area of interest is South Asia.  Research Affiliates will contribute to the academic study of South Asia on campus by bringing their expertise on a wide range of issues to the University.


SAI allows for applications from scholars, professors and researchers who have completed a Ph.D., who are visitors at Harvard, or are in residence in the New England region, whose presence at the University can support Harvard faculty and student research.

Research Affiliates are appointed by the SAI Committee for a one year academic term after review of a submitted CV, letter of interest which outlines current area(s) of research, along with a reference to a Harvard faculty member working in the affiliates’ field of study.

SAI Research Affiliates will receive a Harvard ID that provides library privileges to the 70+ Harvard University Libraries. In addition, Research Affiliates will receive regular mailings and invitations to Harvard/SAI events, lectures and symposia.  SAI Research Affiliates are encouraged to participate in and/or organize seminars based on SAI faculty research interests at least once during the academic year. In addition, Research Affiliates are asked to be available to Harvard students and scholars for research inquiries related to their area of research.

Affiliates are appointed without stipend, and they are expected to provide their own funding and living expenses.  Affiliates are not housed in SAI offices, and must independently arrange for workspace as well as administrative support. At the end of a Research affiliate tenure, scholars are requested to submit a paper on their year’s research that will be published as part of SAI’s Working Paper series.

Applications for the SAI Affiliated Research program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application Components:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter from Harvard faculty (this may be emailed by the faculty member directly to

Send application components by email or mail to:

Diana Nguyen,

South Asia Institute

Att: Research Affiliate

1730 Cambridge Street

Cambridge MA 02138

2015-2016 Research Affiliates

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Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014Profile

2014-2015 Research Affiliates



Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio
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Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston CollegeProfile
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Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014Profile

2013-2014 Research Affiliates

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Mumtaz Anwar, PhD

Research Fellow at Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) Germany, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan)ProfileLinkedin

2012-2013 Research Affiliates

Vanita Yadav

Vanita Yadav

Visiting Scholar
Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Assistant Professor of International Relations
Boston University