The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute invites applications from Canadian students, faculty, librarians and artists for a course of research or training in India during 2013-2014. Eligible candidates include:
1. Students currently pursuing graduate degrees such as Master’s or Ph.D. or wishing to pursue a specialized course of language training
2. Post-doctoral researchers
3. Faculty members and University librarians
4. Artists intending to train or study in India.
The purpose of the India Studies Program is to promote understanding of India in Canada. Academic and Arts Fellowships are tenable for three to twelve months and four to twelve months respectively. The Fellowship covers a round trip economy airfare from the fellow’s place of affiliation in Canada to the place of affiliation in India and a monthly allowance up to Rs 27,000 per month.
Applicants should be aware that their fellowship funds may not cover all related expenses and are encouraged to seek additional funding.
Fellowships are awarded on the basis of detailed proposals which are reviewed by academic and professional peers.
Please note that an application might be rejected by the Government of India if it is deemed to fall within the geographical areas declared restricted by the Government of India. Further, the Institute may cancel any or all the fellowships in the event of non-availability of funds.
Please visit the following web link: http://travelindiasmart.com/restrictedareas.php to learn about some areas that may be restricted by the Government of India.
For our Policy on Deferral, Extension, Interruption and Splitting of a fellowship please click here:”Policies_on_Deferral-Interruptions-Extension-Splitting_Shastri_fellowships-Grants-Awards.pdf“
Important points to consider:
Master’s Student Research Fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in Master’s programs outside India with a significant India Studies focus to enable them to conduct research in India towards their degree.
Doctoral Student Research Fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in Doctoral programs outside India with a significant India Studies focus to enable them to conduct research in India towards their degree.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed a Ph.D. and wish to do research in India. Applicants who hold tenured or tenure work positions are not eligible for post-doctoral fellowships. Awards will not be made if it has been greater than five years since completion of a doctoral degree.
Student Language Training Fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in graduate degree programs outside India, who have taken training in an Indian language in Canada and wish to pursue advanced studies in that language in India.
Student Graduate Degree Fellowships are given to students who wish to enroll in an Indian institution of higher learning to obtain a graduate degree. Applicants should seek confirmation from the India Office that the Government of India approves the proposed institution as a degree-granting body and that their current Canadian university supports their proposed Indian program and will allow transfer of credits. The applicant must have the support of the current chairperson of the department of study in Canada. Students should note that a Canadian University might not accept an Indian degree and courses as equivalent. The Institute may offer support for more than one year provided satisfactory standing and progress are maintained.
Faculty Research Fellowships are awarded to Canadian scholars who have demonstrated excellence in a specific field of India Studies and wish to conduct research in an area related to their field of expertise.
Faculty Training Fellowships are awarded to Canadian faculty members:
Librarian Fellowships are awarded to Librarians with appointments at Canadian universities or colleges who have demonstrated their commitment to teaching and research support for South Asian Studies.
Arts Fellowships are for visual and performing artists:
Please note that the fellows are required to submit their progress report to India office at the midpoint of their research/training in India. The final report is due within six weeks of completing the fellowship and to be submitted to the Canada office.
Also, a detailed itemized financial report is required for the research/training allowance. The accountable research grant should include the costs related to fellow’s research work in India including the cost of travel (ground and domestic airfares), accommodation and hotel costs, etc.(related to research work only). All original receipts must be submitted to the Canada Office. A photocopy of the receipts should be left with the India Office.
The India Studies Fellowship Program is funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India
Please note that the Institute takes no responsibility for missing applications or materials in mail, by post, electronic or via courier.Print this page