India Initiative Fellows



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Student Fellowship Overview
Graduate and Undergraduate fellows of the Brown-India Initiative will participate as active members of the India Initiative community for a period of one year.  The fellowship will commence with a funded research or internship opportunity during the summer of 2015 or in special cases during the academic year. Upon their return to campus student fellows will give a presentation on their summer projects, attend India Initiative seminars, and have opportunities to work closely with India Initiative faculty, if necessary.  Fellows will also receive special invitations to attend lunches and dinners with guest speakers.  Funding will be available during the 2015-2016 academic year for India Initiative Fellows to attend conferences and/or organize events.

Undergraduate Research and Internships 
The purpose of undergraduate summer funding is to facilitate research for a senior thesis or to provide internship experience with an academic or civil society organization.  Students are invited to propose work with any organization or indicate their interest in one of the Initiative’s partners. Students who already have made contact with an organization are required to attach a letter of interest from the organization. The Initiative will be happy to place those who do not have prior contacts with projects at our partner institutions in India; students interested in this option are encouraged to discuss their interests with an Initiative faculty member as early as possible. Details about Initiative partners, such as Janaagraha (Bangalore) and Centre for Policy Research (Delhi), PRADAN (various) can be found at: http://brown.edu/initiatives/india/fellows/partners
Award: Up to a $5,000 maximum per project (5-7 awards)
Eligibility: Juniors; Sophomores with advanced standing (Brown Only).

Graduate and Postdoctoral Research, Internships or
Language Training
Graduate funding can be used for three purposes: research, internships, and language training.  Proposals for either exploratory or advanced dissertation research will be considered. The first will cover the early years of graduate program; the second will facilitate completion of the dissertation.  Internships will be with projects underway at partner institutions, some of these could include Janaagraha (Bangalore), Centre for Public Policy Research (Delhi), Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (Delhi), Center for Studies in Social Sciences, (Kolkata), National Council of Applied Economic Research (Delhi), Centre for Policy Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore).  Language training will be for accelerated programs of language instruction. (American Institute of Indian Studies (Delhi) can assist in locating a center for specific language training.) 
Other creative ideas are also welcome. 
Award: Up to a $7,500 maximum per project (3-5 awards)
Eligibility: Graduate or post-doctoral candidates in all fields dealing with modern India can apply (Brown Only). 

Faculty Research or Language Training
Applications will be considered from Brown regular faculty from any field to support research on modern India or accelerated language training that is relevant to India. Proposals will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed research or training and the potential for the activity to lead to a long-term successful program of research on modern India. Special consideration will be given to applications from junior faculty, especially those for whom India is a new area of research. 
Award: Up to a $10,000 maximum per project
Eligibility: Any regular Brown Faculty