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Organizations and Outreach

  1. American Institute of Indian Studies - The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) offers a wide variety of opportunities for students and scholars interested in traveling to India or doing research on India. Their services include assistance for travel to India including visa applications, travel arrangements, and financial arrangements. Additionally, AIIS oversees the Center for Art and Archaelogy (CAA), which purposes to advance the knowledge resources of the South Asian region. AIIS has created the Archives and research Center for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) with the goal of brining together recorded collections of the music and oral traditions of India in order to support documentation, preservation, and dissemination. AIIS also supports intensive language study and research fellowships.
  2. The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) was established in 1995 to foster excellence in American research and teaching on Sri Lanka, and to promote the exchange of scholars and scholarly information between the United States and Sri Lanka. The Institute serves as the professional association for US-based scholars and other professionals who are interested in Sri Lanka.
  3. Asian Politics and History Association - Asian Politics and History Association is a non-political, non-profit academic society organized by scholars of Asian studies. Established in 2011 in Hong Kong, APHA currently has members from Asian-Pacific, European and North American countries. APHA supports the Journal of Asian Politics & History, an academic journal published twice a year beginning in October 2012.
  4. The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 8,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind.Through its publications, online resources, regional conferences, and annual conference, the AAS provides its members with a unique and invaluable professional network.
  5. H-Asia is a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.
  6. Asha for Education is a very large 501(c)(3) organization that works for the education of underprivileged children in India, and it has chapters all over the USA. Volunteers of Asha UGA conduct some cultural events which might be of interest to some of the members of this group.

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