For the 2022-23 academic year, the Harvard-Yenching Institute plans to select a few outstanding young fellowship recipients (including doctoral students and faculty who have completed their doctorate within the past 5 years) in the field of Indian Studies to come to the HYI for a one-year research stay. We invite you to nominate two candidates for this program. If a selected candidate is a doctoral student, the HYI will offer a fellowship for the student to come as a visiting fellow affiliated with Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard-Yenching Institute. If a chosen candidate is a young faculty with a doctorate, we will offer a grant for the faculty member to come as a visiting scholar. The study and research of a candidate should be related to Indian Studies in a discipline in the humanities or social sciences. There is no specific age limit, but we are seeking scholars in an early stage of their career development. We welcome nominations in all social science and humanities areas of Indian studies with an emphasis on academic (not applied or policy oriented) research.
After an initial review of the application dossiers, we will select approximately half of the candidates for interviews this winter for further consideration. We hope to select two to three outstanding young scholars for a research stay at the Harvard-Yenching Institute during the 2022-23 academic year.
Candidates who are doctoral students must be citizens of an Asian country, but there is no citizenship restriction for candidates who are junior faculty; candidates who are faculty members should have received their doctorate in the past 5 years. Applications for nomination 2 to the program should be submitted to the international office and affiliated department of the applicants’ home university.
Terms and Conditions
A selected junior faculty member will be offered a visiting scholarship, and a selected doctoral candidate a visiting fellowship.
The following provides more detailed information on the fellowship coverage:
Visiting Fellow for Indian Studies in China Program
Nominated candidates should apply through the HYI online application portal. In addition, an applicant should provide three letters of recommendation. Application instructions are included in the attachment [Indian Studies Program About the online application system.PDF]. Please note: you should feel free to use the attached application form for conducting the internal nomination process within your institution, but official applications must be submitted online.