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February 7, 2020
During the wintersession, Dr. Dominic Mao and his team launched the second iteration of the Program for Scientifically Inspired Leadership , bringing Harvard students to teach in the classrooms of northeastern India. While they were there, the team met with N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur.
Our 2018-2019 Student Grant Report is now available! It highlights our Winter 2018 and Summer 2019 student grant recipients, who traveled to South Asia to learn about everything from architectural conservation to the transformation of South Asian foodways.
During the wintersession, doctoral student Vaishnavi Patil traveled to Gujarat and Maharashtra to learn more about the mother-child motif in ancient India in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions, visiting various sites and temples throughout Western India.
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In the wake of the proposed expansion of the National Register of Citizens and the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act, India has been gripped by protests nationwide. The panel will explore the historical and legal context of these changes, and what the future may hold for India's societal divisions.
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DEADLINE TODAY: Friday, February 7, 2020
We invite eligible post-docs from South Asia to apply for our Raghunathan Family Fellowship and advanced degree holders from Pakistan to apply for our Syed Babar Ali Fellowship. Please reach out to Selmon Rafey, , with any questions .
Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020
We're now accepting applications for our summer grants to research, intern, or perform a language study in South Asia! Harvard undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Reach out to Selmon Rafey,, with any questions.
Deadline: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Each year, the Mittal Institute sponsors visiting scientists to pursue research in biosciences fields Harvard University and other institutions. Working in university laboratories under the mentorship of top bioscience mentors and faculty, the visiting scientists learn through hands-on research.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, February 21, 2020
The annual Seed for Change competition at the Mittal Institute welcomes applications from Harvard students to present projects that can positively impact societal, economic, and environmental issues in India and Pakistan. Students have the chance to receive a grant to bring their project to life in-region.