Grants & Awards

Awards 2013–14

India-Canada Association Scholarship | Value: $750-$1200

This scholarship is awarded to one or more full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto engaged in research in the field of South Asian Studies, on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India, but those travelling to other parts of South Asia are also encouraged to apply.

Additional Application Requirements: A rough budget outlining the total cost of any research activities for which the request is being made (i.e., conference fees, travel budget, accommodation etc.).

India’s 50th Anniversary Graduate Prize* | Value: $1000–$1200

This award is made on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student at the graduate level in the social sciences or humanities whose study or research is focused on India.

Sandhya & Riten Ray Award for Indian Philosophy and Religion | Value: $1000

This award is made 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, broadly interpreted.

Application Procedures

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. 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 2014 Awards to

  •  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 two academic referees)
  • Academic transcript (printout or pdf from ROSI is fine)
  • A five to 10 page writing sample
  • If applicable, a completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (a copy can be downloaded here) — this is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) above

Send hard copy applications to:

Kirubhalini Giruparajah, 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

Annual Award

The Shirley Uldall Memorial Book Prize* | Value: $200

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.