SAST Offers Summer Research Funds and Holden Furber Prize

The Department of South Asia Studies invites Penn undergrads to apply for the following 2015 undergraduate grants and award:

1) SAST Summer Research Grant
2) Holden Furber Prize



The Department of South Asia Studies invites applications for the
South Asia Undergraduate Research Grants, Summer 2015

Application deadline April 15, 2015

The South Asia Studies department will award up to two research/travel
grants (maximum of $3000 each) for Spring-Summer 2015 to support
undergraduate research projects involving travel to South Asia.

Applicants should submit:

1) A statement of 500 words or less indicating the nature of their
project and how it fits into their academic program at Penn (preference
towards South Asia Majors/Minors)
2) an unofficial Penn transcript
3) a budget and funding request
4) a brief statement from a faculty member who would be guiding the research (this may be addressed to "SAST Awards Committee")
5) a list of other applications being submitted to support this research.
(Applications for other grants will be viewed favorably in the review process.)

The competition is restricted to undergraduate students in their first, second,
or third year of study; applications from seniors graduating in Spring '15 will
not be considered.

Please provide COMPLETE applications to:
Zoe Beckerman
820 Williams Hall
(you may drop off paper applications or send in pdf form via email)
The deadline for COMPLETE applications is

April 15, 2015

It is expected that awards will be announced by April 30, 2015



Awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on any topic related
to South Asia. The award will be for $300 and competition is open to
all students of the University of Pennsylvania. Papers should be
submitted to the Department of South Asia Studies, 820 Williams Hall,
36th & Spruce St. or send a pdf via email to Zoe Beckerman at
The deadline for submission of papers is April 15,2015.

Please contact Zoe Beckerman (contact information below) if you have any questions about either of these awards.


Zoe Beckerman
Department Coordinator
South Asia Studies
820 Williams Hall
36th & Spruce Streets
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104