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Fellowships, Grants and Call for Papers

Fellowships, Grants and Call for Papers

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer and academic year language programs.

Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). Other Indian languages are offered upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study.
For regular summer Sanskrit, AIIS requires the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil, the equivalent of one year of prior study.  For summer Urdu, the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu is required.
AIIS can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. AII offers Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; two years of prior language study are required for other languages for the fall.
Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at

University of Wisconsin Summer Language Institute

UW offers the following languages at both the Elementary and the Intermediate levels during summer:

Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu

Funding is available! Please check the SASLI website for details: 

The SASLI application is available at the following URL: