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The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) and the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) are pleased to announce the second year of the ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar Fellowship, beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Scholars applying to the ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar Fellowship will be attached to the H.K.Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.

Theme of Research: The selected scholar will carry out research in the domain of Deccan-Persian Relations/Indo-Persian Culture of the Deccan.

Duration of the Award: Six months

During the six-month visit at the Centre for Deccan Studies, the Centre will provide the scholar with letters of introduction to various institutions that will be required for research in Hyderabad or other research facilities in India. During this period the Centre will also organize a couple of lectures to be given by the scholar at MANUU and, if possible, other universities and/or research institutions in Hyderabad.

The visiting scholar will be provided free accommodation in the university guest house during the six-month research period. The expenses toward meals will be borne by the scholar.

Any potential absences in between the six month period of the award can only be given under urgent/emergency conditions after proper consultation with the Centre. Preferably, the scholar should work continuously for a six month period.

Terms of the Award:

The funding that the scholar will receive will be as follows:


Local Conveyance

Rs. 25,000


Purchase of books /periodicals on the subject in lieu of submission of bills

Rs. 75,000


Honorarium every month for six months to meet miscellaneous expenditure (@Rs.20,000 per month)



Rs.220,000 = ~ USD 3,250

Please note that at the termination of the scholar’s visit, she or he is required to provide the H. K. Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies at MANUU with a brief report of 50 pages.

** Fully cognizant of the importance of intellectual property, the H.K.Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies at MANUU hereby guarantees that the said report only serves to fulfill the bureaucratic regulations affecting all researchers who have been awarded fellowships in India; that it will simply be archived and not made accessible to anyone; that it will not be disseminated by any means or any form whatsoever, upon its receipt by the Centre, and that it will remain the personal intellectual property of the selected visiting scholar.

Should the scholar wish to proceed with the publication of a complete monograph of his/her research in Hyderabad at a later date, nonetheless, he/she should provide the H.K.Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies with such a monograph for publication, and the Centre would arrange for its publication.

Please note that any publication that would ensue from the result of the research as an ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar should explicitly carry an acknowledgment of both MANUU and the ASPS. Please also note that besides acknowledging MANUU and the ASPS in any forthcoming publications that will result from the scholar’s research, we request that ashort report of the research activities and experiences as an ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar may be provided. This report will be published and disseminated through the ASPS Newsletter and venues of choice at MANUU.

Candidates are required to electronically submit their letter of application, proposal for research of (no more than 1500 words, including bibliography), curriculum vitae and two letters of reference to Parvaneh Pourshariati, Chair, ASPS/MANUU Visiting Scholar Selection Committee, The deadline for the submission of application is May 15, 2016. The recipient of the award will be announced by June 15, 2016.

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