The J. Gonda Fund PhD and Postdoctoral Grants in Indian Studies 2017, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Publish Date: Apr 11, 2017

Deadline: Oct 01, 2017

The J. Gonda Fund Foundation supports the scholarly study of Sanskrit, other classical Indian languages and literatures, and Indian cultural history.

Since 1992, the Foundation has funded projects, fellowships and scholarly publications and re-issues of existing works. It also organises and publishes the annual Gonda Lecture. The Foundation’s assets consist of the estate of Indologist Jan Gonda, who was a member of the Academy.

What does it cover?

Three kinds of applications:

  • Funding for a project or publication in Indology of researchers or scientific publishers. 
  • Gonda Fellowship to promising young Indologists at post-doctorate level, enabling them to stay at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, the Netherlands. 
  • Grants to promising PhD students in the Netherlands for a special research project, a working visit abroad, or another activity.



Who is it for?


How to apply?

The deadlines for all applications are 1 April and 1 October of every year. Decisions are announced roughly two months thereafter to the applicant.

Funding request project or publication

Applications for funding of a project or publication by researchers or scientific publishers may be submitted by e-mail ( to the board of the J. Gonda Fund. Your application should provide information about:

  • The objectives and expected results.
  • The starting date and duration of the project.
  • The budget and requested funding.
  • The reasons for your application at the Gonda Fund.

Gonda Fellowship at IIAS

As a young indologist at postdoc level you may apply for a Gonda Fellowship at IIAS. Please use the application form at the official website and attach two reference letters. The application form is available on the official webpage.

Gonda PhD-student Grants

As a PhD student at a university in the Netherlands you may apply for a Gonda PhD-student Grant. 

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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