The Rising Asia Foundation (RAF) is a non-profit professional society of scholars based in Kolkata that conducts charitable educational work. The RAF raises funds from philanthropists, companies, and individual donors for its Rising Asia Fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, particularly the needy and promising students. The Fellowships provide financial aid for their university education.
The RAF also conducts training programs and conferences, aiming to improve the scholarly skills of students. The donor funds enable the RAF to publish its flagship Rising Asia Journal three times a year. The mission of RAF is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of all aspects of Asia—history, economy, arts and culture, literature, diaspora, gender, indigenous studies, diplomacy, peace studies and military affairs. The RAF represents scholars working on India, Southeast Asia, the United States, and East Asia. Our members include college and university professors, senior schoolteachers, students, and scholars employed in government, national and global multilateral organizations and the private sector.
The mission of the RAF is shaped by the following principles:
The RAF maintains scholarly links with colleges, universities, and research organizations in several countries in order to share research and ideas.
RISING ASIA FOUNDATION TRUST
Harish C. Mehta
Bijalpita Julie Mehta
Sumit Ray and Raka Mukherjee
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Rohinton Babaycon, Darjeeling tea industry senior executive and tea consultant.
Suchorita Chattopadhyay, Professor, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University.
Ajay Dandekar, Director, Humanities & Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University.
Amartya Dutta Gupta, Director, Unit Group.
Arijit Ghose, Director, Nirvana Resorts, Kurseong.
Sanjay Kathuria, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, and former Lead Economist, World Bank.
Rajika Mittra, Country Head & Strategic Partnerships (India, Hong Kong, Philippines) Promax Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore.
Sumit Ray, entrepreneur, and cinema and theater actor.
Raj Sharma, Technopreneur, Singapore.
Arun Narain Singh, Vice Chairman Goodricke, and Chairman Tea Vision Trust.
Shivank Pratap Singh, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India, and Delhi High Court.
Gurjit Singh, former Ambassador of India to ASEAN, Germany and African Union.
Aritrim Basu, technical advisor, Hexadesigns.
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