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Indology - Gonda Fund for projects, publications, fellows and PhDs 2015

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) invites applications for the Gonda Fund. Deadline of submissions is October 1, 2015. The Fund covers funding for a project or publication in Indology and offers fellowships to young Indologists at post-doctorate level, enabling them to stay between 1 and 6 months at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). New are grants for promising PhD students in the Netherlands for a special research project or a working visit abroad.

Funding for a project or publication in Indology differs per project. The grant for a Gonda Fellow amounts to € 2,000 per month. He or she can also claim the travelling expenses for a roundtrip to the Netherlands at the start and end of the fellowship (economy class ticket) from the Gonda Foundation. The grant for a Gonda PhD student is usually between € 3,000 and € 10,000. The grant cannot be used to cover salaries.

The J. Gonda Fund Foundation supports the scholarly study of Sanskrit, other Indian languages and literatures, and Indian cultural history. Since 1992, the Foundation has funded projects, fellowships and scholarly publications and re-issues of existing works. It also organises and publishes the annual Gonda Lecture. The Foundation's assets consist of the estate of Indologist Jan Gonda, who was a member of the Academy.

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