The Bhattacharya Graduate Fellowship provides support for graduate fellowships in the form of competitive grants of up to $1000 for research travel to South Asia (two will be awarded) and $500 for domestic conference travel or in-country library research (two will be awarded). For further details on the application procedure and deadlines, please click here.


2023 Research Anurag Advani (PhD Candidate, South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley)
The Long Afterlife of Mughal Monuments: Sheesh Mahal, Shah Pir Dargah and Public History in India 
2022 Research Alyssa Heinze (PhD Candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley)
Women's representation and gendered pathways to political influence
2021 Research Maria Villalpando Paez (Master's of Development Practice Candidate)
Community seed bank for sustainable rural livelihoods in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
2020 Research Devanshi Unadkat (PhD candidate, Graduate School of Education UC Berkeley)
Constructing digital narratives, deconstructing rampant patriarchy
Chiman Cheung (Ph.D. student, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley)
Political Cycles of "Random" Audits: Evidence from PMGSY in India
Conference Not awarded 
2019 Research Piyush Panigrahi (PhD Candidate, Economics, UC Berkeley)
Geography and Supply Chain Organization: Theory and Evidence from India
Sourav Ghosh (PhD Candidate, History, UC Berkeley)
Sovereignty and Kingship Between Empires: A Bottom-up study of Eighteenth-Century India
Ned Dostaler (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UC Berkeley)
The City of Sand: Urban Ecologies and Uncertain Life in Chennai
Conference Not awarded 
2018 Research Drew Cameron (PhD Candidate, Health Policy, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley)
A cluster randomized controlled trial to promote the uptake and continued use of potable water delivery in rural Bihar, India
Gauthami Penakalapati (PhD Candidate, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley)
Evaluation of social networks and measures of empowerment among adolescent girls in Uttar Pradesh, India
Meghna Mukherjee (PhD Candidate, Sociology, UC Berkeley)
The Dual Role of the Physician-Salesman in Idealizing Egg Donors
Conference Anirvan Chowdhury (PhD candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley)
The General Equilibrium Effects of Political Campaigns: An Experiment on Women’s Vote in India
Tanu Kumar (PhD candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley)
The impact of homeownership on the political and economic behavior of low-income households: a natural experiment from Mumbai, India.
2017 Research Bhumi Purohit (PhD candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley)
Information and Political Polarization: Can Policy Data Reduce Ethnically and Religiously Polarizing Rhetoric in Indian Political Campaigns?
Anirvan Chowdhury (PhD candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley)
Consolidating power after hegemons decline: evidence from West Bengal, India
Conference Lisa Brooks (PhD candidate, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley)
Fluid Bodies: Leeches in Classical Āyurvedic Medical Compendia and Practice
Shakthi Nataraj (PhD candidate, Anthropology, UC Berkeley)
A mother, a man, and an anthropologist
William F Stafford Jr (PhD candidate, Anthropology, UC Berkeley)
Value and the Distribution of Proximity: The Autorickshaw Meter and Regimes of Location