Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors.

Those fellows selected in the 2024 fellowship competition will be able to carry out their fellowships at a time of their choosing between July 1, 2025 and December 31, 2026. Awards are available for up to 11 months.


  • The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions.
  • Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States.


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