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Himalayan Studies Fellowships

Co-sponsored by ANHS and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

2024 announcement 

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) is pleased to announce its annual Himalayan Studies Fellowships. These awards support research or other scholarly projects that will advance knowledge of the Himalayan region and support the broad mission of ANHS:

To promote research, teaching, and outreach activities to increase the understanding of the Himalaya and adjacent mountain regions and to promote scholarly exchanges between the United States and citizens of countries in the region.

A total of three $4,500 ANHS Himalayan Studies Fellowships are available for the 2024 cycle as follows:

  1. Two fellowships are funded through the generosity of Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). CAORC promotes advanced research and international scholarly exchange, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, through its federation of independent overseas research centers (ORCs). ANHS is the only ORC currently focused on the Himalaya. The CAORC-supported Himalayan Studies Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens only.

    ANHS will award one CAORC-supported Himalayan Studies Fellowship to a pre-PhD student, and one CAORC-supported Himalayan Studies Fellowship to a scholar who has already earned their PhD. Applicants for the pre-PhD fellowship must provide documentation that they are an enrolled graduate or professional student in good standing with their institution. Applicants for the post-PhD fellowship must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal professional degree by the time of submission.

  2. A third ANHS Himalayan Studies Fellowship is funded through the operating budget of ANHS, in order to open this opportunity to pre-PhD students and early career scholars of any citizenship, with priority consideration for scholars from the region.

All ANHS Himalayan Studies Fellowship applicants must be active members of the ANHS or scholars affiliated with an ANHS institutional member. Fellowship-supported activities must take place in the Himalaya. Applications to conduct research elsewhere (including archives in Europe and North America) will not be considered. Awarded fellows will be responsible for obtaining visa and research permission as necessary.

The application deadline is 01 March, 2024 (11:59 PM US Pacific Time) with an anticipated award date of 01 April, 2024.

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