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2014 Aman Fellow Dr Muhammad Zahir (right), an archaeologist from Peshawar, Pakistan

2014 Aman Fellow Dr Muhammad Zahir (right), an archaeologist from Peshawar, Pakistan

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Aman Fellowship

The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute is pleased to offer the Aman Fellowship to support recent PhDs, those in the final stages of their PhDs, and advanced professional degree holders in areas related to Pakistan, particularly areas of science and development. Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate prior educational history that has taken place largely in Pakistan, and plan to return to Pakistan upon completion of the fellowship.

Fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge vicinity during the academic semester of their award and to actively participate in the events and intellectual life of the Institute. The fellowship lasts for a duration of one academic semester (either the Fall or Spring).  Applicants may indicate their preference through the application form down below.  Participation includes contributing to the greater Harvard community by teaching, mentoring, or advising students.

Total stipend for one semester: $20,000
Health insurance up to $5,000 and round trip economy travel expenses from South Asia to Boston will also be provided (for participants residing in South Asia only).

All reimbursements and stipends are limited to the dates of the appointment.

Deadline: March 6, 2018 for 2018-2019

Application Checklist:

  1. Visit and fill out the Online Application Form.  This application form is the common application for both the Aman Fellowship and the Babar Ali Fellowship.  Applying through this form makes you a candidate of both fellowships.  If you would prefer the Aman Fellowship, please indicate this preference on the SAI Fellowship Cover Sheet.  Once all applications are received and reviewed, SAI will offer the final candidates either the Aman Fellowship OR the Babar Ali Fellowship, based on fit and the applicant’s academic interest. 
  2. Fill out and upload the SAI Fellowship Cover Sheet to the Online Application Form.
  3. Upload a five-page, double-spaced research plan to the Online Application Form.
  4. 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.
  5. Upload a writing sample (i.e. one dissertation chapter) to the Online Application Form.
  6. Two letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by recommenders to Jee Soo Kang, Program Coordinator, at by the deadline, with “SAI Pakistan Fellowships 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 SAI’s Fellowship opportunities. If you have questions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions page or email SAI at

Aman Fellowship

Babar Ali Fellowship

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Aman Fellows

Imtiaz ul Haq

Imtiaz ul Haq

Aman Visiting Fellow, Spring 2018Profile

Imtiaz ul Huq

Fahad Javed

Aman Fellow, Fall 2016Profile

Sana Shahbaz

Aman Fellow, Spring 2016Profile

Javed Younas

Aman Fellow, Fall 2015ProfileWorking Paper

Atiya Khan

Aman Fellow, Fall 2014Profile

Muhammad Zahir

Aman Fellow, Spring 2014ProfileResearch