India

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Funding opportunities

A variety of funding mechanisms are available to support research activities at the Global Gateways.

Provides matching support of up to $5,000 for activities – such as workshops, symposia, public talks, and artistic performances – that take place at one or more of IU's Global Gateway offices.

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CAHI Global Gateway grants are administered jointly by the College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) and IU Global. For College faculty whose primary area of research or creative activity is in the arts and humanities, these grants support activities that take place at one or more of IU’s Global Gateways. Together, CAHI and IU Global will provide joint funding of up to $10,000.

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Overseas study program development grants, up to a maximum of $3,000, support faculty in exploring the academic and logistical local arrangements for prospective faculty-led study abroad programs.

Address inquiries to: IU Office of Overseas Study, overseas@iu.edu

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Academic partnerships in India

IU has established both primary, university-level partnerships and unit-to-unit partnerships with leading institutions in India.

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Mathew Palakal

The India Gateway . . . helped us build a research progression in India in technologies for the blind. . . . It was a tremendous help for us.

Mathew Palakal, executive associate dean, IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing

Programs, centers, and institutes

These academic programs, centers, and institutes welcome collaboration on India-focused projects and programs.

The Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington promotes original research and innovative teaching on all aspects of the Indian subcontinent.

Although more than 30 full-time faculty members work in a range of disciplines and with diverse regional interests, all share an enthusiasm for the study of South Asia. The program has specialists on Bengal, northern India, Tamil Nadu, the Tibetan plateau, and Maharashtra, to name but a few.

South Asia is home to literally thousands of different languages, including some of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Faculty members of the Dhar India Studies Program regularly provide in-depth instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Sanskrit, with courses offered from beginning through advanced levels.

Students also may pursue Persian or other languages appropriate to their course of study through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies.

Resources in political science, religious studies, language, literature, economics, film, folklore, journalism, history, philosophy, theater, art, criminal justice, Near Eastern languages and cultures, Tibetan studies, and music as well as reference tools are included in the IU Libraries collections.

Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali (Bangla) are regularly taught and supported through library acquisitions.

30+ faculty experts

Indiana University has more than 30 faculty experts with a specific research or teaching focus on India studies, including:

  • Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
  • Indian body art, dress, and costume
  • Indian folk art and material culture
  • Criminal justice issues in India
  • Early Indic epigraphy
  • Bollywood and South Asian diasporic cinema
  • South Asian intellectual and cultural history
  • South Asian diplomacy
  • Environmental health in South Asia
  • Iranian and Persian studies
  • Baha’i studies
  • Sanskrit grammar
  • Middle Bengali literature

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