South Asia at Yale
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GRADUATE

South Asian Studies Program Travel Grant for Graduate Students
The South Asian Studies Program Travel Grant provides travel support for Yale University Graduate Students to attend and/or participate in South Asian Studies workshops, conferences and meetings on topics in South Asian history, politics, economics, languages and culture in the United States and internationally throughout the academic year as well as during the summer. The competition is open to graduate students in all disciplines. Funds are administered by the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center. Awards, generally range from $500 to $1,000 and can be applied to travel and room and board. Priority will be given to students with demonstrated academic commitment to South Asia. Awardees are expected to submit a one- to two-page assessment of the program 15 days following their return to Yale.

Summer Research and Language Study Awards for Graduate Students - South Asian Studies
The South Asian Studies Council is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of awards for qualified graduate students who wish to conduct pre-dissertation summer research or immersion language study in South Asia that is relevant to their doctoral work at Yale. Funds are administered by the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center. A small number of awards, ranging from $2000 to $5000 each, will be made. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a report upon their return.

2013 Winners
Aniket Aga (Anthropology)
Rea Amit (East Asian Languages and Literatures)
Ariel Bardi (Comparative Literature)
Suparna Chaudhry (Political Science)
Lynna Dhanani (Religious Studies)
Nikhar Gaikwad (Political Science)
Sahana Ghosh (Anthropology)
Aleksandra Gordeeva (Religious Studies)
Anobha Gurung (School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)
Austin Lord (School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)
Jacob Rinck (Anthropology)
Niloufer Siddiqui (Political Science)
Anurag Sinha (Political Science)
Holly Shaffer (History of Art)
Emma Stein (History of Art)
Waleed Ziad (History)

Past Winners

Rustgi Fellowships for South Asian Studies
The South Asian Studies Council at The MacMillan Center offers Rustgi fellowships for summer research grants to students with a demonstrated commitment to the field of South Asian studies. The general purpose of these grants is to increase understanding of the region among Yale students. Although graduate students may apply, preference will be given to undergraduates. The fellowship is made possible through a gift from Anil Rustgi (Yale ’80), Vinod Rustgi (Yale ’75) and his wife, Eileen Boyle Rustgi (Yale ’77) in honor of their parents, Moti Lal and Kamla Rustgi.

Other Resources for Funding

The MacMillan Center Graduate and Professional Schools Grants and Fellowships

Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (internal fellowships)

Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (external fellowships)