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 Friday of March by 4PM

This year (2021) we are modifying the program to a Fellowship to accommodate the particular challenges of travel in this pandemic year. The application is due March 12, 2021.

Link for application - South_Asia_Fellowship_2021.docx

Past Award Recipients


Ankita Chandranath, Anthropology
Sneha Khaund, Comparative Literature
Sara Varanese, Art History
Palak Vashist, Childhood Studies


Pritha Mukherjee, Art History
Sahithya Venkatesan, Geography


Popy Begum
Rashmi Kumari, Childhood Studies
Sadaf Javed, Geography


Rudrani Gangopadhyay, Comparative Literature
Sadaf Javed, Geography
Smruthi Bala Kannan, Childhood Studies
Thomas Crowley, Geography


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