Research/Travel Awards

The South Asian Studies Program annually furnishes small grants to graduate students pursuing field or archival research on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. These awards are made on a competitive basis and help offset the cost of such things as archival fees, travel expenses to South Asia or sites of South Asian diasporic life, conference fees, or summer language study. See application instructions for complete details. The annual deadline for receiving application materials is the second Tuesday of March by 4PM.

Click for the SASP research Travel Award Application

Past Award Recipients


Sangeeta Banerji, Geography


Sushil Sivaram, English

Priti Narayan, Geography


Angela Oberg, Bloustin School of Planning and Public Policy

Katie Finley, Social Work

Satyashikha Chakraborty, History


Diya Paul, Geography

Divya Karnad, Geography


Divya Karnad

Akshata Sanga

Shrividhi Shukla

Kalpana Venkatasubramanian

Angela Oberg


Anasuya Ray

Nimanthi Rajasingham

Sanjog Rupakheti

Vikash Singh

Sonja Thomas

Kimberly Thomas


Arpita Chatterjee, School of Social Work

Rochisha Narayan, History

Nimanthi Rajasingham, English

Sanjog Rupakheti, History

Sonja Thomas, Women and Gender Studies

Kalpana Venkatasubramaniam, Geography


Santanu Chakrabarti, graduate student

Debotri Dhar, graduate student

Shaanta Murshid, graduate student

Preethi Ramaprasad, undergraduate student