AISLS Grants for Language Instruction

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AISLS Grants for Language Instruction

The AISLS Colombo center has received a small grant from the US Department
of Education to support US-based scholars who wish to acquire or improve
language skills. Limited funds are available to defray the costs of
language instruction in Sinhala, Tamil, Pali, or Arabic. The instruction
must take place in Sri Lanka and be obtained by September 30, 2007. This
program cannot cover translation costs, but it can cover instruction that
takes the form of working with a tutor to translate texts or other

These awards are available only to individual members of the AISLS
resident in the US who hold a PhD or equivalent qualification or who are
enrolled in a graduate program at a US university; faculty members or
graduate students at AISLS member institutions; or recipients of a CAORC
multi-country fellowship. Previous recipients of AISLS language
instruction grants are eligible.

 To apply, please prepare a brief statement (one page or less) that
includes a description of the proposed instruction and how it supports
your long-range educational or research plans, a proposed timetable, and a
budget. The maximum award will be $300. However, increases may be possible
if there are surplus funds. Proposals will be considered on an ongoing
basis until the funds are exhausted. Please send your proposal to John
Rogers. (rogersjohnd at

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