CSAS invites presenters for the Lecture Series, including the annual Datla and Trautmann lectures. CSAS organizes visits and covers travel, accommodation, meals, and a modest honorarium. Nominations may include academics, artists, journalists, and others.
The CSAS executive committee meets in April to select presenters for a balanced program, including a range of disciplines. Nominators may be asked to introduce the talk and should be involved in the visit by joining meals, etc.
The purpose of the Hughes Fellowship program is to promote understanding of South Asia by bringing scholars and artists from South Asia to the U-M campus for extended visits that enable deeper engagements. Fellows remain on campus from two weeks to an entire semester. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of their time in the US to visit other institutions. Previous Hughes Fellows have included academics, actors, and filmmakers. The fellowships were made possible by the generous support of Gwyn and Marion Hughes in establishing the Gwyn M. Hughes Memorial Fund.
The fellowship covers travel, accommodation, living expenses, and an honorarium. CSAS makes the basic arrangements, but the faculty member nominating them is expected to take responsibility for hosting the fellow, including introductions, arranging meetings, participation in events, providing hospitality generally, and so forth.
Note: CSAS is not accepting nominations for visits in the 2023-24 academic year. However, nominations are currently open for 2024-25.