I'm looking to get in touch with a professor (any professor) in Sri Lanka, who could potentially invite me out to give a reading or a talk. If I can find someone willing, then I can apply to have the department cover half of my airfare, which would obviously be a big help, because it's expensive to fly to Sri Lanka! I would really like to go, either in late summer or preferably, the fall, as I'm doing revisions on the dissertation manuscript -- it would be incredibly helpful, I think. I'd like to go for a good chunk of time, too -- as much as a month or two months. If you know anyone appropriate, or know anyone who knows anyone, please let me know. Thanks!
I'll also be looking into straight travel fellowships, but the big one (whose name I'm blanking on right now) is for a full year, which is much longer than I want to go. A semester-length is about my limit, I think.