[Soasiastudents] Two Fellowships for 09-10
snodgras at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 9 17:18:50 PST 2009
The South Asia Center is proud to announce competitions for two fellowships
for students for the 2009-2010 academic year, the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship
in South Asian Studies (for graduate students), and the India Association of
Western Washington Scholarship for the study of India (one for an
undergraduate, one for a graduate).
Scholarships for 2009-2010
*INDIA** ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON SCHOLARSHIPS*
*For the Study of South Asia*
for 2009-2010 academic year
The South Asia Center is pleased to announce the sixth annual competition
for the awarding of the India Association of Western Washington
This competition is open to all University of Washington students who are
South Asia majors or who have demonstrated an interest in South Asia as
Two awards will be made, each in the amount of $1000, for support of the
awardee's studies during the 2009-2010 academic year.
*Undergraduate students* who are South Asia majors or who have demonstrated
a serious academic interest in South Asia by virtue of successfully
completing at least 20 credits of South Asia-related courses (of which no
more than 15 credits may be for language study).
*Graduate students* who are South Asia majors or who are pursuing graduate
level degrees with significant South Asia focus under the direction of a
South Asia program faculty member are eligible to apply for the graduate
*Requirements for application: *
Any eligible applicant in either category may apply by submitting a letter
of application, a statement of purpose indicating the significance of the
study of South Asia for the applicant, a plan of study for the 2009-2010
academic year, transcripts (reproductions acceptable) for all post-secondary
institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation, at least one of
which should be from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's South
Asia related coursework directly to the South Asia Center:
Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to:
South Asia Center
Attn: IAWW Scholarship Awards
Thomson Hall 303
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
The deadline for receipt of applications and letters is March 2, 2009.
*Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asia Studies*
The South Asia Center at the University of Washington announces, with
pleasure, the competition for the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian
Studies. We invite applications from graduate students in all disciplines
who are engaged in the study of South Asia and who will be enrolled at the
University of Washington during the 2009-2010 academic year. The award will
be based on academic merit and financial need.
Professor Emeritus Frank F. Conlon taught history, international studies and
comparative religion at the University of Washington from 1968 to 2002. An
acknowledged authority in the field of South Asian history, Professor's
Conlon's book, *A caste in a changing world : the Chitrapur Saraswat
Brahmans, 1700-1935*, has won critical acclaim. Professor Conlon was the
Director of the South Asia Center at UW for 12 years and played a key role
in establishing the South Asia MA degree and the undergraduate South Asia
track at the Jackson School of International Studies. Professor Conlon is a
founding member and editor of the online discussion group H-ASIA. He is
currently the President of H-Net. Professor Conlon continues to have an
active research agenda and is working on multiple projects including
bringing the story of the Chitrapur Saraswat's upto the present and a
history of Bombay.
The Frank F. Conlon Endowed Fellowship in South Asian Studies honors
Professor Conlon's contributions as a memorable teacher, who "linked the
everyday details of the lives of South Asians to a broad idea of
"civilization" as a dynamic and changing phenomenon that shapes human lives
and is shaped by human agency" and as a devoted educator, "who inspired his
students to appreciate their learning about the history and culture of this
vital area of the world, both for its inherent importance and as a mirror to
a better understanding of their own culture and human legacies". The
fellowship is funded by generous donations from Ann and Harry Pryde, Marc H.
Pryde, Natalie A. Pryde, and Frank and Joan Conlon.
*Application Procedures:* To apply for the Conlon fellowship, please fill
out the application form at:
submit the application along with the required documents to: South
Conlon Fellowship, Box 353650, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Applicants for the Conlon fellowship *must qualify for financial aid* in the
2009-2010 academic year. Applicants who have not yet applied for aid must
submit their Financial Aid application (
http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/) before completing the Conlon
*Application Deadline: March 2, 2009 *
One fellowship of $6,000 will be awarded in the 2009-2010 academic year.
Applicants will be notified of committee decision in April, 2009.
Associate Director and Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Box 353650
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
e: snodgras at u.washington.edu
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