American Institute of Indian Studies Language Study Programs 2009

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2009 and academic year 2009-2010 language programs.

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The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2009 and academic year 2009-2010 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Mohali), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Hindi and Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali and Tamil and for second-year Hindi we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. We are also offering language instruction for the fall semester. Students who participate in the fall program would not be eligible for funding from AIIS. The application deadline is January 31, 2009. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. Applications are available at the AIIS office, Foster 412, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.