1. OTHER FUNDING
1.1 UT Funding
The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior ability and achievement; (2) exceptional promise; and (3) financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.
An annual scholarship of $500 is awarded to undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin based on academic excellence and dedication to the study of India. To be eligible, a student must have taken a minimum of nine semester credit hours in courses relating directly to India and/or a minimum of two semesters of an Indian language. Students must also submit the application with an informal transcript of their undergraduate work and two letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with the applicant’s work in the area of Indian Studies. The deadline of the scholarship is March 1 of every year.
The South Asia Institute announces a competition for undergraduate seniors and graduate students who are pursuing Dravidian Studies. The competition is open to students from any department in the College of Liberal Arts who wish to focus primarily on a Dravidian language or languages or some aspect of Dravidian-based culture.
1.2 Available From Other Institutions
A number of programs and institutions offer funding for students studying South Asia. These include:
- American Institute of Bangladesh Studies
- American Institute of Indian Studies
- American Institute of Pakistan Studies
- American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies
- Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
- H-Asia, part of H-Net Humanities and Social Services online
- The Association for Asian Studies
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