SAV Visiting Fellowship


The call for applications for the 2022 Visiting Fellowship is now closed. Check back here in Fall 2022 for more information on the 2023 application process.

The Stimson Center’s South Asia Program offers South Asian Voices Visiting Fellowships annually to outstanding analysts, scholars, and students dedicated to the study of South Asia. The year-long fellowship combines professional development of research, writing, and public speaking skills with extensive exposure to the D.C. policy community. 

For the residency portion of the fellowship, SAV  Visiting Fellows are hosted at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. for a period of two months. Fellows work to develop a policy memo while meeting with senior scholars at universities and think tanks along with leading practitioners working on South Asian security issues in the U.S. government. They also contribute analysis to SAV throughout the one-year period.

Fellows are selected based on criteria such as the quality of their research proposal, research and writing aptitude, and fit with the Stimson Center’s research interests. Frequent, high-quality contributors to SAV will be given special consideration.

For general inquiries, please write to [email protected] with “Visiting Fellowship” in the subject line.

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“The SAV fellowship was an enriching experience. We met numerous practitioners who offered guidance. My counterpart from Pakistan and I co-authored a report for the Stimson Center during our time, which was a deep engagement in confidence-building, communication, and perspectives from across the border.” – Jayita Sarkar

“Meeting various scholars opened my mind about the variety of views on a specific topic. It forced me to think on aspects that I never thought were extremely relevant. I learned the essence and importance of comprehensive analytical understanding on a topic as opposed to looking at something from a pre-set lens or viewpoint.” – Aditi Malhotra

“Since I am new to the academic world, this Fellowship provided me plenty of experience, exposure, and understanding that I will now be putting into practice. Moreover, for a person like me, who has had fewer opportunities in life, the Fellowship became a morale-booster and confidence-builder. I am grateful for this opportunity and recommend that Stimson and SAV continue to engage ‘Emerging Talent’ from smaller cities too.” – Daim Fazil

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