The TELSA Award provides for one grant of $2500 towards Telugu studies or research in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Graduate students at UC Berkeley and other University of California campuses will be given priority. For further details on the application procedure and deadlines, please click here.


2021 Rachana Nettem (Political Science - Class of 2022, Temple University)
Project: A Tale of Two Villages: Globalization and Rural Life in Telugu States.
2020 Aalekhya Malladi (PhD Candidate, West and South Asian Religions, Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University)
Project: Unravelling the Works and Mythologies of Tarigonda Vengamaba