Amrit Kaur Ahluwalia Memorial Grant Program

The 2010 Amrit Kaur Ahluwalia Memorial
Dissertation Research Award

Award Details:

These grants are designed to support dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates whose research focuses on Sikh or Punjabi studies. We encourage proposals from students of any discipline in the humanities or social sciences.


Open to Ph.D. students in any stage of their doctoral program. Preference will be given to students who are conducting their research or writing their dissertation.


Two awards of $1,000 each will be awarded


- January 28, 2011: All proposals due by close of business.
- February 18, 2011: Fellowship awards announced.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a statement of purpose outlining their dissertation research project. The statement of purpose should be 2-3 pages long and should include a summary of the research, contribution to current knowledge, methodology for carrying out the research, and describe specifically how the funds will be used.

In addition, please supply an estimated budget, a timeline, a recent CV, and two letters of reference (one must be from your current dissertation advisor).

Please send applications by email to: (preferred)
Or by mail to:
Ahluwalia Dissertation Research Award
Center for South Asia Studies
10 Stephens Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

For further information please contact:
Center for South Asia Studies