Am I Eligible?
If you are a professional whose goal is to bring a unique skill back to Kashmir, you are eligible to apply to become the next Abdul Ahad Guru Scholar. We encourage applications from all majors and fields.
The qualities sought in the selection of scholars include the following:
Expertise in the field of enquiry
Scholars should primarily be in early to mid-career.
Scholars should benefit from a short program of advanced, intensive training at a leading U.S. Institution.
Eligible applicants should devote a majority of their activity to serving interests in Kashmir.
Scholars agree to share and disseminate new skills upon their return to Kashmir.
Commitment & Expectations
Scholars must commit to –
a. Arrange for their own travel to United States (Program does not support travel expenses)
b. Arrive in the U.S. to begin the program on time (including arrival a few days early to adjust to jet lag and a new environment)
c. Attend the entire program of at least 6 weeks (upwards of 90% attendance)
d. Submit an end of program blueprint for implementation of new knowledge in Kashmir
e. Provide Progress Reports at 2 and 6 months
f. Attend all Alumni Meetings and act as a true ambassador for the Scholars Program in Kashmir