The Perso-Indica Visiting Fellowships are offered at the Institut d’Etudes Iraniennes (IEI) of the Sorbonne Nouvelle University with the support of the research group “Mondes iranien et indien” (UMR 7528) and the Fondation Colette Caillat of the Institut de France. The positions are open to outstanding senior and promising younger scholars from any country working on a research topic which can constitute an original and important contribution to the Perso-Indica project. Perso-Indica is a long term project, the purpose of which is to set up a comprehensive Critical Survey of Persian Works on Indian Learned Traditions, encompassing the treatises and translations produced between the 13th and the 19th century (for further details see: http://www.perso-indica.net/).
Each Visiting Fellowship is for a period of 1 month. Two Fellowships are available during the academic year 2011-2012. The fellowships do not offer a salary but they offer accommodation and a substantial contribution to travel and living expenses.
Accommodations: The Visiting Fellow will be accommodated in the apartment of the Fondation Colette Caillat. The apartment is located at Sèvres in the Résidence du Parc Eiffel.
Contribution to travel expenses: up to € 300 for scholars travelling from Europe; up to € 700 for scholars travelling from USA and Asia.
Contribution to living expenses in Paris. The Visiting Fellow will receive a contribution for meals at the rates applied by French institutions, i.e. € 915 for thirty days.
Office: Fellows will be offered an office space at the IEI located in central Paris in the building of the Sorbonne Nouvelle.
Complete applications should be submitted by 30 September 2011 and the call for applications and the application form can be downloaded from http://www.univ-paris3.fr/etudes-iraniennes.