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Book on Hindi-Urdu grammar authored by Prof. Bruce R. Pray

Thanks to the generosity of Professor Emeritus Bruce R. Pray (Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies), the Institute for South Asia Studies is able to offer four fellowships (each worth $3000) to help heavily recruited and potentially incoming South Asia-focused graduate students relocate to Berkeley. The money will be disbursed to the successful recipients following their arrival in Berkeley starting in the Fall 2023 semester.

Interested UC Berkeley faculty members should send the following materials to Dr. Sanchita Saxena at

  1. a CV (of the nominated student), 
  2. a single-page letter summarizing the nominated student's research project, its significance to the field, and how a Pray Fellowship will advance faculty or departmental efforts to bring a nominated student to Berkeley. 

Deadline for nomination: March 10, 2023 by 5 pm PST

Decisions announced: March 17, 2023 by 5 pm PST.

Grant/Year Awardees


Revanth Ukkalam (SSEAS)