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Post Doctoral Fellowship (Senior Fellowship)

Senior Fellowship Requirements

• Fellow must be an AIPS individual member in good standing at the time of application and throughout the tenure of this grant
• Research must be at least 2 months and less than 9 months; AIPS reserves the right to shorten the duration of research, pending availability of funds.

A. If US Citizen:
• Research can be proposed to conduct research in Pakistan only (Islamabad and/or Lahore), OR
• Research can be proposed for countries other than Pakistan and the US (cannot submit an application for Pakistan or the US + another country)

B. If not a US Citizen:
• Research can be proposed for Pakistan only, OR
• Research can be proposed for countries other than Pakistan and the US (cannot submit an application for Pakistan or the US + another country)
• NOTE: There are limited funds in this pool

Senior Fellowship Details:

  1. Post-doctoral applicants are required to submit just one letter of recommendation.  Please note that you are able to upload three letters of recommendation on your application, but you are only required to include one. 
  2. On this award, AIPS does not offer funding for dependent(s) and/or a spouse or significant other.
  3. Fellowships in Karachi may be possible for research purposes, but applicants should check with the AIPS office prior to submitting an application.

Note: Post-doctoral applicants are not required to submit transcript(s). 

Liability Waiver
Each participant will be required to sign a release that stipulates the relevant security issues that need to be adopted (if applicable) and the fellowship terms and conditions.

Application Procedure
The application is an online package. Candidates must use this online application package. You will be able to save, exit, and return to this application after you have begun. Paper or email applications will not be accepted.

See this Application Guide for a detailed explanation of AIPS grant applications.

Review Process
Once the deadline for applications has passed, fellowship applications are sent to a review committee comprised of Pakistan Studies scholars and/or members of the Executive Committee. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner. AIPS hopes to complete the review process in mid-April and announce our next cohort of fellows by early May each year.

To Apply
The 2021-2022 application period is now closed. Please check back in the Fall for more information on next year's awards.

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