The Centre for South Asian Studies administers a number of awards to support graduate student research on South Asia.

The application deadline is March 29, 2019. Students may apply for more than one award, as long as their research fits the general description of any given award. Results are announced in mid April and funds are disbursed in May.

Please submit separate applications for each award. For each separate application, please submit the following documents in a single pdf file titled with your last name and the award title, eg., LastName.IndCanAdvisoryGrp.pdf. Send them via email with the subject line CSAS 2019/Award Title (eg., CSAS2019/India-Canada Association Scholarship) to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

  • Proposal for the deployment of funds, based on your academic research and project (500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae (including contact information and the names and contact information for 2 academic referees)
  • Academic transcript (printout or pdf from ROSI is fine)
  • A 5–10 page writing sample
  • If the award you are applying for is an OSOTF award, then please also submit a completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (a copy can be downloaded here)– this is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) below. This may be submitted as a separate pdf with your application pdf file.

DILJIT AND GULSHAN JUNEJA AWARD FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES*

Value: approximately $800
Description and eligibility: Awarded to one or more master’s or doctoral students in any department or faculty in the University whose course program or research is concentrated in the area of South Asian Studies. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

2017-2018 Winner: Tamara Cohen


INDIA-CANADA ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Value: $500-$1000
Description and eligibility: awarded to one or more full-time graduate student(s) at the University of Toronto engaged in research in the field of South Asian Studies. This award is made on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India.

2017-2018 Winners: Anwesha Ghosh, Aakash Solanki, Laura Valencia


INDIA’S 50TH  ANNIVERSARY GRADUATE PRIZE* 

Value: approximately $1500
Description and eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled at the graduate level in social sciences or humanities, and their study or research must be focused on India. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

2017-2018 Winner: Aarzoo Singh


INDO-CANADIAN ADVISORY GROUP BURSARY FOR THE STUDY OF INDIA*

Value: approximately $1400
Description and eligibility: Recipient must be enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s or Doctoral Program in South Asian Studies. Preference will be given to students whose course of study or research is focused on India. This is an OSOTF award and is made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.


SANDHYA AND RITEN RAY AWARD FOR INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Value: approximately $800
Description and eligibility: Made annually to one or more graduate students in good standing in the University of Toronto who have demonstrated excellence in study or research in religion and/or philosophy of India, preferably with special emphasis on humanism and spiritualism in ancient Indian philosophy. Excellence may be demonstrated by grades in courses, academic essays, or research (in progress or completed).

2017-2018 Winner: Andrew Dicks

Deadline: March 29, 2019