The Barbour Fellows

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In 1928, another dimension was added to the Barbour Scholarships: the Barbour Fellowships. The Fellowships carried with them a larger stipend and allowed for more freedom in personal research and investigation. Like the Barbour Scholarships, the Barbour Fellowships opened the doors for many Asian women to study and engage in research at the University of Michigan.

Edavaleth Kakkat Janaki became one of the first women to become a Barbour Fellow. After her studies at the University she became the first Indian woman to hold a professorship in an institution for men in India.1



1. W. Carl Rufus, "Twenty-Five Years of the Barbour Scholarships," Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review, Vol. XLIX, No. 11 (December 19, 1942), Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.