ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the MANUU Centre for Deccan Studies, Hyderabad
The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) and the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) are pleased to announce the second year of the ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar Fellowship, beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Scholars applying to the ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar Fellowship will be attached to the H.K.Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.
Theme of Research: The selected scholar will carry out research in the domain of Deccan-Persian Relations/Indo-Persian Culture of the Deccan.
Duration of the Award: Six months
During the six-month visit at the Centre for Deccan Studies, the Centre will provide the scholar with letters of introduction to various institutions that will be required for research in Hyderabad or other research facilities in India. During this period the Centre will also organize a couple of lectures to be given by the scholar at MANUU and, if possible, other universities and/or research institutions in Hyderabad.
The visiting scholar will be provided free accommodation in the university guest house during the six-month research period. The expenses toward meals will be borne by the scholar.
Any potential absences in between the six month period of the award can only be given under urgent/emergency conditions after proper consultation with the Centre. Preferably, the scholar should work continuously for a six month period.
Terms of the Award
The funding that the scholar will receive will be as follows:
- (a) Local Conveyance: Rs. 25,000
- (b) Purchase of books /periodicals on the subject in lieu of submission of bills: Rs. 75,000
- (c) Honorarium every month for six months to meet miscellaneous expenditure (@Rs.20,000 per month): Rs.120,000
Total: Rs.220,000 = ~ USD 3,250
Please note that at the termination of the scholar’s visit, she or he is required to provide the H. K. Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies at MANUU with a brief report of 50 pages.
Should the scholar wish to proceed with the publication of a complete monograph of his/her research in Hyderabad at a later date, nonetheless, he/she should provide the H.K.Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies with such a monograph for publication, and the Centre would arrange for its publication.
The deadline for the submission of application is May 15, 2016. The recipient of the award will be announced by June 15, 2016.