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Application Instructions

Winter Session Grant Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014

Application Components for SAI Winter Session Grants:

Graduate Students

Application components should be sent to Nora Maginn, maginn@fas.harvard.edu, as one packaged PDF document.

  • Application and Budget Form (please select ”Begin a new Dissertation Research Fellowship Application’) PLEASE NOTE: There seems to be an issue with the budget form of the CARAT. Instead, please include your own budget form with the following categories:Expenses: Airfare / Internal Travel Expenses / Lodging / Food / Other Expenses AND Resources: Support from your school / other grants or awards confirmed / other resources.
  • 500-word proposal outlining your project or internship
  • A current resume/CV
  • A current transcript (an unofficial printout is okay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (emailed directly by the faculty member or assistant to maginn@fas.harvard.edu)

Applications for Research Grants:

  • One-page bibliography including annotations on your research topic

Applications for Short Term Internships/Service Work:

  • Letter of acceptance from an in-region organizations (including name of the organization, supervisor information, dates of proposed internship)

Undergraduate Students

Application documents should be uploaded to the Harvard University CARAT: https://asperin.fas.harvard.edu/carat/

  • Application and Budget Form (select: South Asia Institute Winter Session Funding for Undergraduates)
  • Upload a 500-word proposal outlining your project or internship
  • Upload a A current resume/CV
  • Upload a A current transcript (an unofficial printout is okay)
  • Upload a supplemental document – this will either be a letter of acceptance from an in-region organization for an internship grant OR a one-page annotated bibliography on your research topic for a research grant.
  • Two letters of recommendation (emailed directly by the faculty member or assistant to maginn@fas.harvard.edu)
Winter Session Grant Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014

For questions regarding Winter Session Grants, please email Nora Maginn at maginn@fas.harvard.edu

For groups:

If you are planning to apply for a SAI Winter Session Grant as part of a group – each group member should plan to submit an individual application. Your proposal should be in two parts – one that you may write together with the other members of your group outlining your project and the second that should be written by yourself and should detail your own interest in this project and how it fits in with your academic trajectory.