The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies
The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) was established in 1996. Its central objectives are to promote US research and teaching on Sri Lanka and to build links between US and Sri Lankan scholars and institutions. It has 26 institutional members and over 110 individual members.AISLS awards fellowships for two to nine months research in Sri Lanka for US scholars who hold a doctoral degree. It also offers smaller grants for pre-dissertation study, for language instruction in Tamil and Sinhala, and for graduate student participation at selected conferences.As the professional association for US scholars and other professionals who are interested in Sri Lanka, AISLS operates a closed listserv that enables its members to exchange information. It also sponsors workshops and small conferences in both the US and Sri Lanka, and carries out a program for the preservation and dissemination of research materials. It holds its Annual General Meeting at the Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison WI.
The American Institute of Indian Studies
With offices and research centers in the United States and India, research centers at its campus in Gurgaon, and a centrally located office in Delhi, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS):
- provides research fellowship support for scholars, Ph.D .candidates and artists
- offers training in Indian languages where they are spoken
- extends knowledge of Indian culture through its two research centers, the Center for Art & Archaeology and the Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology
- supports book publications and articles about India