Grants & Fellowship

  • Senior Fellowship Award

    The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) annually awards senior fellowships for support of short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance knowledge of the Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush mountain regions. The fellowship will support work focusing on any aspect of Himalayan studies.

    Qualifications & Requirements Application Form Past Winners
  • Dor Bahadur Bista Prize 2016


    The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) annually awards the Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for best graduate student paper submitted to this ANHS competition. The prize honors the life, career, and service of Dor Bahadur Bista, Nepal’s first anthropologist and former Honorary President of the ANHS predecessor organization, the Nepal Studies Association (NSA). The purpose of the Prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students whose research focuses on the areas of High Asia (Hindu Kush – Karakoram – Himalaya – Tibetan Plateau) that comprise the principal interests of ANHS.


    Submissions from all academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and arts will be accepted. All submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publishing at the time of submission. HIMALAYA – ANHS reserves the right of first refusal for any awarded papers. Multiple author papers are acceptable, provided that the graduate student applicant is the first author.


    Eligibility is restricted to graduate students in good standing who do not hold the degree of PhD as of the submission deadline. Undergraduates, even those who have written honors theses, are not eligible to apply.


    Requirements for Submission

    To enter the competition, each student author must submit the following ELECTRONICALLY:

    • A one-paragraph (200-300 word) abstract of the paper
    • A curriculum vitae
    • The complete paper, not to exceed 8,000 words, sent in .doc or .docx format, with the word count clearly labeled
    • A transcript from your graduate institution, indicating graduate status or a letter of support from your graduate advisor, indicating your standing as a graduate student


    Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2016


    Selection of Award: All submissions will be reviewed and selected by an ANHS subcommittee made up of a current Executive Council member and two independent scholars.


    Date of Award: June 1, 2016.


    Award: The author of the paper selected for the award will receive recognition at the annual South Asian Studies Conference in Madison, WI, receive a cash award of $250, and be invited to submit their paper to HIMALAYA. A list of past winners and their paper titles are listed on the ANHS website.


    Submit Entries ELECTRONICALLY To:

    Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, Chair, Dor Bahadur Bista Prize EMAIL:

    Qualifications & Requirements Application Form Past Winners

Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.