Scholarships and Bursaries
The Centre for South Asian Studies administers five awards to support graduate student research on South Asia. Due to the structure of endowments, these awards are not offered every year. For a list of academic awards being offered this academic year, see below. The annual application deadline is April 1. Results are announced in late April and funds are disbursed in early May.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the award is part of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) and applicants must be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. For the purpose of OSOTF awards, an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made.
Diljit and Gulshan Juneja Award for South Asian Studies*
This scholarship is awarded to a master’s or doctoral student in any department or faculty in the University of Toronto whose course program or research is concentrated in the area of South Asian Studies. Financial need and academic merit will be considered. We are particularly interested in student projects that have been informed by conversations at the Centre for South Asian Studies.
Indo-Canadian Advisory Group Bursary for the Study of India*
Value: $1000–$1200 (depending on endowment)
This award is open to students 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. Financial need and academic merit will be considered.
The application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2013. Please submit the following documents, either in hard copy to the address below, or in a single pdf file via email with the subject line CSAS 2013 Awards to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
a completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (a copy can be downloaded here)
Send hard copy applications to:
Assistant to the Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, room 103N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
The Shirley Uldall Memorial Book Prize*
This prize is awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student in the Collaborative Master’s or Doctoral Program in South Asian Studies who obtains the highest grade in the graduate course SAS2004H: Issues in South Asian Studies, and who meets the OSOTF eligibility requirements. When the final grades are submitted, the student who obtains the highest grade will be contacted to fill out the OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form. The prize will be awarded to that person provided s/he meets the OSOTF eligibility requirements.
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