AISLS Fellowship Program AISLS fellowships support research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent. Tenure may range from two to nine months. AISLS Dissertation Planning Grant Program AISLS dissertation planning grants are designed to enable graduate students to make a pre-dissertation visit to Sri Lanka to investigate the feasibility of their topic, to sharpen their research design, or to make other practical arrangements for future research. Applicants will normally be enrolled in a PhD program in a US university. More information is available on the AISLS website.