New Fellowship Program from the Inya Institute in Myanmar (Burma)

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New Fellowship Program from the Inya Institute in Myanmar (Burma)


2020 CAORC – INYA Short-Term Fellowship Program for US Graduate Students


CAORC’s newest member center, the Inya Institute, has launched a new fellowship program, the CAORC – INYA Short-Term Fellowship Program for US Graduate Students. This competition is for research that will contribute to studies on Myanmar (Burma) in any aspect of its wide linguistic, cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity and to a better understanding of the country’s past or present political and socio-economic situation.


Applicants must be US Graduate Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master’s or Doctoral level) at an institution of higher education in the US or elsewhere. The award is from $2,400 to $4,400 for a maximum of 4 months.


Information about the fellowship competition

· Research must contribute to studies on Myanmar in any aspect of its wide linguistic, cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity and to a better understanding of the country’s past or present political and socio-economic situation. Any field of research will be considered, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, economics, political sciences, law, and public health;

· Research must take place in Myanmar;

· Field research in Myanmar must be for a minimum of two months and a maximum of four months;

· Joint research projects are not eligible for this competition. Only individual research projects will be considered;

· Applicants demonstrating interest in engaging and plans to collaborate with local Myanmar students or scholars will have a competitive advantage;

· Applicants must be US citizens. US permanent residents are not eligible for this competition;

· Students enrolled at Minority Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply.


Fellowship Benefits

· Award from $2,400 to $4,400 for a maximum of 4 months;

· A transportation stipend of up to $1,700 for the round-trip airfare from the US to Myanmar;

· A desk at the Inya Institute in Yangon and access to the institute’s library and amenities.


This program is funded by CAORC through a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.


Deadline: March 2, 2020


Learn More: https://www.inyainstitute.org/2020-caorc/

Apply Now: https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com/

For Questions: contact@inyainstitute.org


Inya is a Yangon-based higher learning institute dedicated to advancing the social sciences, arts and humanities as they are related to Myanmar (Burma). Inya seeks to build research and intellectual capacity for young local researchers, to foster scholarly exchange between local and international researchers, and to create original scholarship for international and local scholars. It further aims to raise the general public’s understanding of the country’s multi-faceted cultural legacy.