The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) provides regional grants under the South and Central Asia Regional Research Program, for research projects of historical or contemporary focus, or is comparative or regional in scope; or where data must be collected in several countries. Fieldwork must be conducted in two or more countries of the region. Projects, which will contribute to the cooperation among countries of the region and involve collaboration with host country colleagues and institutions, are encouraged. These fellowships are for four to nine months.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India)

Key Dates: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.