SAV Visiting Fellowship


The South Asian Voices Visiting Fellowship is a six-month, two-part research fellowship. It combines research and writing components with extensive exposure to the D.C. policy community. The Stimson Center South Asia Program biannually offers Visiting Fellowships (in January and July) to outstanding analysts, scholars, and students dedicated to the study of South Asia.

SAV Visiting Fellows are hosted for one month at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. Fellows work in pairs to develop a co-authored research project 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. Fellows also contribute monthly analysis to SAV for the duration of the six months.

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must submit the following application materials: an up-to-date CV or resume, a 500-word statement of interest that specifies how the fellowship program would advance your professional goals, and two distinct 200-word proposals for potential collaborative research projects. Fellows are selected based on criteria such as quality and quantity of SAV contributions, soundness of their research proposal, past research experience, and fit with Stimson Center’s research goals. For inquiries, please write to with “Visiting Fellowship” in the subject line.

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