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American Institute of Indian Studies


The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) was formed in 1961 to further the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. The programs of AIIS promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the U. S. and of India. The institute provides many services, including; providing research fellowship support for scholars, Ph.D. candidates and artists, offering training in Indian languages where they are spoken, extending knowledge of Indian culture through its two research centers, the Center for Art & Archaeology and the Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology, supporting book publications and articles about India, facilitating service-learning programs and internships for American students with Indian NGOs and provides a range of services to U.S. study abroad programs in India, and organizing conferences, workshops and special programs to advance the understanding of India and to foster exchange and collaboration between scholars in India, the U.S. and other countries in South Asia.

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