Brandeis-India Fellows Program

Are you a student interested in traveling to India this summer or next academic year for research or an internship?

Apply for a Brandeis-India Fellowship!

The Brandeis-India Fellows Program is accepting applications through April 13, 2019 for funding for summer 2019 and academic year 2018–2019.

This program offers funding to conduct research, intern or volunteer with a local organization in India. Awards generally range from $500–$2,000.

Your application should include a statement of purpose, current academic transcript, notice of acceptance into an internship program (if applicable) and one letter of recommendation.

How to Apply

Submit your application to southasianstudies@brandeis.edu by April 13, 2019.

A complete application consists of the following:

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Statement of purpose

Your statement of purpose should be no more than two pages, double-spaced, in 12-point font. It should outline your goals, the nature of your project or the program or organization you are planning to join. You should also include funding that you are applying for or have received. Please include information on how you might develop your project in concert with Brandeis alumni and friends – and what steps you might take to make those connections.

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Current academic transcript

Unofficial copies are suitable and can be emailed or attached.

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Notice of acceptance into an internship program or placement, study abroad program, research, or volunteer program

If you have received funding from other sources (such as WOW, Sorensen, or other internship fellowships), and/or have received confirmation of an internship or volunteer placement, please include a copy of that information.

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One letter of recommendation

Note that this letter can be a duplicate copy of a reference letter already written for you by a Brandeis professor for some other purpose. However, this letter should be from a Brandeis professor.