Scholarship to study Jainism in India
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Mon Jan 26 00:46:19 UTC 2009
International Summer School for Jain studies (ISSJS)
May 30th -July 21 , 2009
The ISSJS program is intended to provide
scholars in philosophy, religion, anthropology, theology and South Asian
studies with an opportunity to pursue Jain studies in India from May 30 to
July 21 2009.
During this period, scholars will study in the
North Indian cities of Delhi, Jaipur and
Varanasi. While in or on way to Jaipur,
students will go on short trips or excursions to
nearby areas in Rajasthan.
The course of study follows a daily schedule
of lectures by notable Indian scholars
covering a range of topics from Jain history
and philosophy to rituals practices and
contemporary Jain life. An integral part of
this program is the opportunity to
contextualize what is learned in the
classroom by visiting academic, historical
places of interests, interacting with Jain
communities and participating in cultural
In addition, ISSJS will provide language
tutorial for students already engaged in the
study of Prakrit and Sanskrit. Tutorials will be
based on student requests for two to four
weeks during the program.
Please note: In 2009, ISSJS will also offer a
One month long parallel program (June 7th
till July 6th 2009) introduction and basics of
Jainism, its philosophy, history and culture.
This program is primarily intended for
professors–teachers and research scholars
in other streams like art, ethics, history,
education etc. with interest in Jain studies
as well as senior undergraduate students
who might be interested in pursuing
graduate studies in Jainism.
This program is open to all scholars teaching
at or students enrolled in any accredited
university worldwide only.
*All applicants are expected to be fluent in
English since this is the medium of instruction.
* Specialization in Jainism is not expected.
However, successful program applicants will
have prior experience in the academic
study of South Asia Studies or Religion with
long-term goals within these fields.
* While this is a non-sectarian program, due
to the fact that students are intimately
engaged with the Jain community,
applicants must be willing to respectfully
adhere to certain Jain principles while in
India. Please see our website for further
How to Apply
You can download the application form
from the ISSJS website and email or mail the
complete application to ISSJS. ISSJS accepts
applications throughout the year but the
deadline to apply for the 2009 program is
February 14th 2009. If you have questions
about the application process, contact ISSJS
at info at jainstudies.org .
Program cost and Financial Package
ISJS provides a good financial package such
as complete hospitality in India, tuition fees,
some travels and cash stipends etc.
Almost all scholars admitted to the two
months program are offered travel grant,
complete hospitality in India and some cash
NOTE: The only charge in India from each
participant (two month and one month
program) will be a sum of $300 (to be paid to
ISJS India to cover the cost of visits to a few
selected Jain historical and religious places
in India in connection with ISSJS program for
a maximum of 3 days and other incidental
expenses connected with the program.
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