Graduate Student Travel Grant

CISAR Graduate Student Travel Grant 2018-19

The Centre for India and South Asia Research offers 2 conference/workshop travel grants per year at up to $500 each for current graduate students at UBC to support travel to present papers on topics related to South Asia.


  • Graduate students (Masters or Ph.D) who are pursuing research on South Asia and currently enrolled full-time in any department at UBC are eligible to apply.
  • Previous recipients are ineligible for a second grant.


After attending the conference/workshop, grant recipients must submit their relevant air ticket, boarding passes, and accommodation or other eligible expense receipts for reimbursement. The grant can only be utilized for reimbursement of expenses that are not covered by another grant or funding source.

How to Apply

Application for the grant consists of:

  1. A one-page description of the conference/workshop and its significance
  2. A letter or email that indicates your inclusion in the conference/workshop, or copy of program with your name in it
  3. A CV of not more than 5 pages.

Send your application to the CISAR Co-Directors at¬†with the subject line “Graduate Student Travel Grant Application – Last Name” by November 15, 2018.

Funds may cover travel taking place between July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019, and may be used retroactively within that period.