Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS)

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  • About the Association

    The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS):

    • publishes a peer-reviewed journal HIMALAYA
    • operates the ANHS Research Center in Kathmandu, Nepal
    • offers an annual Senior Fellowship Program to support research in the Himalayan region
    • awards the annual Dor Bahadur Bista prize for best graduate student paper
    • extends Travel Grants to visiting scholars
    • holds the ANHS Himalayan Lecture Series
    • sponsors and organizes panels and special sessions at the Annual Conference on South Asia and other conferences
    • supports scholarly exchange through the Himal-Research list-serv, and Himal-Research facebook group

    Senior Fellowship Program

    The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) annually awards senior fellowships for support of short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance knowledge of the Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush mountain regions. The fellowship will support work focusing on any aspect of Himalayan studies. Read the Senior Fellowship Guidelines.

    Dor Bahadur Bista Prize

    ANHS annually awards the Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for best graduate student paper submitted to this ANHS competition. The prize honors the life, career, and service of Dor Bahadur Bista, Nepal’s first anthropologist and former Honorary President of the ANHS predecessor organization, the Nepal Studies Association.

    The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students whose research focuses on the areas of High Asia (Hindu Kush – Karakoram – Himalaya – Tibetan Plateau) that comprise the principal interests of ANHS.

    Submissions from all academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and arts will be accepted. Read how to apply for the 2012 Dor Bahadur Bista Prize.

    Travel Grants

    ANHS provides cost-sharing travel grants at its discretion for visiting scholars to attend ANHS-supported panels and/or conferences.

    Annual Meeting

    The annual meetings of the ANHS Executive Council and general membership are typically held during the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin, or in conjunction with the ANHS Himalayan Studies Conference.


    Phone +1.651.696-6362

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