The Modern South Asia Workshop (MSAW) is an annual two-day convening which brings together advanced graduate students working on topics of current interest in modern South Asian Studies. Constituting the 14th iteration of the MSAW, the 2024 Workshop will provide participants the opportunity to engage in scholarly dialogue with peers from around the region and globe, as well as faculty from the humanities and social sciences.

We invite papers from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and particularly welcome papers that promote interdisciplinary exchange.

The 2024 MSAW will be held at a location in South Asia from May 27-28, 2024. Travel, accommodation, and meals will be provided to all selected candidates for the duration of the Workshop in South Asia.

MSAW participation is intended for advanced PhD students (3rd year or later) in the humanities and social sciences. Students in terminal MA or other master’s programs are not eligible to apply, nor are recent PhD graduates. Applicants located in South and Southeast Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024 (4 pm ET)
Selected Candidates Informed: by April 1, 2024
Completed Papers Deadline: April 29, 2024 (4 pm ET)
Workshop Dates: May 27-28, 2024

To begin the application process, please select the APPLICATION tab in the left sidebar of this page.