2020 John F. Richards Fellowship Program - Application Form
Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2020 John F. Richards Fellowship Program.
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***Additional Information to Submit after Form Completion***
This online application form is only one part of the application process. Please remember to submit supplementary and supporting documents after completing this online application form as outlined below to
by the application deadline March 16, 2020.
1. Full CV
2. Statement describing the nature of the proposed research or project, including the contribution it will make to Afghan studies, double-spaced and not to exceed 1,500 words.
3. Full budget narrative.
4. Three letters of recommendation.
5. Project timetable with research locations.
If you wish to send additional material by mail, please email the AIAS staff at
for further instructions.
***Program Restrictions & Funding Maximums***
Eligible: U.S. Citizens (only)
Designed for: Pre-doctoral, Post-doctoral, Junior and Senior Scholars*
Restrictions: Cannot be used for travel to, from or within Afghanistan; Cannot be used for work within the U.S.
Awards up to: $6,000
Afghanistan Travel Fellowship
Eligible: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, Non-U.S. Citizens with a U.S. Institutional Appointment
Designed for: Senior Scholars*
Awards up to: $3,000
All fellows are required to be individual members of AIAS, and can join before or after submission at
I have read the program requirements and restrictions and understand what is required to apply and receive a fellowship from AIAS. I am ready to begin the application process.
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