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 open on January 15, 2019, with an April 15, 2019 deadline for submission of application materials. Funds must be used six months of the award date. 

Submission deadline 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 all application materials (in pdf format) to Puneeta Kala @ pkala@berkeley.edu