The Premchand Research Award in Hindi Studies, housed in the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley, is an award to support undergraduate or graduate research in Hindi literature. This award is funded by an anonymous donor and named in honor of Munshi Premchand (d. 1936), a towering Hindi literary figure.
The award provides for a $2000 grant to an under-graduate or graduate student undertaking research on Hindi literature in India. Applicants 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.
The application process will begin on February 1, 2022 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 2022-23 academic year (i.e. August 2022 through May 2023), is April 15, 2022 by 5 pm.
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In your application please include the following:
- A 1-page cover letter
- A 2-page project proposal
- A budget
- One letter of support from your advisor
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