Nehru Humanitarian Award

Nehru Humanitarian Graduate Scholarship In Indian Studies 2023

The University of British Columbia’s Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) is accepting applications for the 2023 Nehru Humanitarian Graduate Scholarship in Indian Studies. This $1,000 annual scholarship, generously provided by Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Goel, supports graduate students engaged in the study of India’s political, historical, economic, religious, social, or cultural aspects. The recipient will be selected based on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ recommendation and the findings of the Adjudication Committee of the Centre for India and South Asia Research.

All students pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this award.

Apply by Monday, 30th November 2023 at 9:00am.

Applicants must submit the following

Please do not submit more than three separate PDFs and include your preferred name in all document filenames.

  • A statement of no more than 1000 words on the questions, objectives, methods and significance of your graduate research work focusing on India. You may submit a research and writing project that is already underway or a project that you propose to conduct. Be sure to include in this statement a budget that indicates how you intend to use the funds. This document can also include only one additional page for references, notes, and citations.
  • A copy of your (unofficial) UBC transcript.
  • A current C.V.

Submissions will be judged by an interdisciplinary panel of UBC faculty and will be assessed for clarity, rigor, and originality. Please be sure to avoid jargon that may be unintelligible to an interdisciplinary panel of readers. For more information, please contact the Centre for India and South Asia Research at:

Submissions should be sent to Malavika Kannan at ( with the following subject line: Nehru Award | <<Your Preferred Name>>.

The winner of the 2023 award will be announced in December.