The Hart Fellowship for Tamil Studies, established with a generous contribution from Professor George Hart and Professor Kausalya Hart, both cornerstones of Tamil Studies at UC Berkeley, supports graduate students pursuing research projects focusing on Tamil studies. The fund provides for grants of up to $2000 for research travel to South Asia (one will be awarded) and $500 for domestic conference travel or in-country library research (one will be awarded). Priority will be given to mid-career graduate students conducting research toward a Masters thesis or dissertation proposal. Graduate students at UC Berkeley and other University of California campuses will be given priority.
The application process will begin on February 1, 202 with the deadline for submission of application materials for travel or conferences to take place during the summer of 2022 (i.e., May through August 2022) or the 2022-22 academic year (i.e. August 2022 through May 2023), is April 1, 2022 by 5 pm.
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Before starting your application, please make sure to have the following documents ready.
In your application for IN-COUNTRY LIBRARY or RESEARCH TRAVEL, please include the following:
CONFERENCE TRAVEL is only available for presenting your own research. In your application for conference travel, please include:
Please submit applications through the application portals provided above. Emailed applications will not be accepted. For questions, please email: Puneeta Kala at email@example.com