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Funding Opportunities for Students

South Asia Center Graduate Student Travel Grant

This travel grant provides partial funding to Syracuse University graduate students presenting South Asia-related research at national conferences.

Awards of up to $500 are provided to help defray the cost of attending academic conferences.

Bharati Memorial Award

Established in honor of Agehananda Bharati, world-renowned expert in the cultural anthropology of South Asia and former Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, the Bharati Memorial Award funds one to five Syracuse University doctoral students each year to support research on South Asia. Awards range from $500 - $1,500.

Funding Opportunities for Faculty

South Asia Curriculum Enhancement Grant for Faculty

This grant supports curricular projects that integrate South Asia into courses offered by Syracuse University faculty.

We offer one grant of up to $1,500 each year to a full-time faculty member who offers a course where at least 25% of the curriculum is dedicated to South Asia-related teachings. Courses that consider South Asian geopolitics or sustainability are of particular interest.

Global Education Faculty Fellowship

In collaboration with Cornell University’s area studies programs, we offer faculty of schools of education in Upstate New York the opportunity to prepare our region’s future teachers to teach about diverse countries and cultures.

We seek projects that integrate global and intercultural experiences into teacher training curricula. Each project must engage with one or more world area, with preference given to projects that engage with South Asia or Southeast Asia.

South Asia Center
346 Eggers Hall