Shastri Masters Student Research Fellowship


Masters Student Research Fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in Masters programmes outside India with a significant India Studies focus, to enable them to conduct research in India towards their degree. Students must affiliate with an Indian institution. Value: All fellowships include: * One round-trip excursion airfare from the place of affiliation in Canada to the place of affiliation in India by the most direct and least expensive route * A living allowance of Rs 21,600 per month * An accountable research allowance of Rs 5,400 per month (receipts and expenditure statements required) * A reimbursement of affiliation fee up to a maximum of Rs 8,000 (to be reimbursed by the Shastri India Office on presentation of receipts)


Masters Student Research Fellowships are for a minimum of three to a maximum of twelve months. The awards are made for the April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012 period, however fellows cannot travel to India before the Government of India grants its approval. Fellowships for successful applicants are subject to approval of their research topics/areas by the Indian Consulate or High Commission closest to their city of residence. Eligibility: 1. Eligible areas of study are restricted to: * Anthropology * Archaeology * Archival Science * Communication and Media Studies * Distance Education * Economics * Education * Environmental Studies * Fine Arts * Geography * Indian History * Indian Films * International Relations, Development and Trade * Interdisciplinary Studies * Law * Library and Information Science * Linguistics * Management, Business Administration * Medical Sciences * Modern Languages And Literature * Philosophy * Political Science * Psychology * Religious Studies * Social Work * Sociology * Urban and Regional Studies 2. Eligibility is restricted to citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are a minimum of 18 years of age. 3. Students must be registered in a graduate program, Canadian citizens enrolled in graduate programs outside Canada are eligible for student fellowships. 4. Applicants who have accepted a grant or award from the Shastri Institute within the last 12 months are not eligible to apply. 5. Individuals who have received previous grants or awards from the Shastri Institute and have yet to submit their final reports are not eligible to apply.


Processing Time: Processing applications at the Institution to obtaining an Indian visa may require the following tentative timeframe: * Adjudication of applications: End of December 2010 * Notification to the applicants: End of January 2011 * Contracts sent to successful applicants: Early February 2011 * Obtaining Certificate of Affiliation: End of March 2011 (about 6-8 weeks) * Obtaining Indian Visa: Student Visa (3-4 weeks) Research Visa (4-6 week)


For more details Log on to Contact: Program Officer, India Studies Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Room 1402, Education Tower 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 Phone: (403) 220-7467 Fax: (403) 289-0100 E-mail:
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