Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal Smriti Scholarship

Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal  |  Award  |  Awardees

The Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal Smriti Scholarship, housed in the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley, is an award established by the family of Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal, a Hindi poet, in support of research in Hindi literature. The award is sponsored by his grandson Apoorv Khandelwal, on behalf of the Khandelwal family.

Award Amount

The award provides for a $2000 grant to an under-graduate or graduate student undertaking research on Hindi literature in IndiaApplicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution in the US, Canada, or Europe. Funds may be used towards flights and/or living and research expenses in India.

Application: Please click HERE to apply. 

The application process will begin on February 1, 2019 with the deadline for submission of application materials for travel or conferences to take place during the summer of 2020 (i.e., May through August 2020) or the 2020-21 academic year (i.e. August 2020 through May 2021), is April 15, 2019 by 5 pm.

In your application please include the following:

  1. A 1-page cover letter
  2. A 2-page project proposal
  3. A budget
  4. CV 
  5. One letter of support from your advisor

Please email Puneeta Kala @ if you have any questions.