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Summer Travel Funds for Research

CASI Travel Funds Overview

CASI provides up to $3,000 to undergraduate winners and up to $3,500 to graduate student winners to use towards international roundtrip economy fare and India in-country travel related expenses.* We encourage applications from both Penn graduates and undergraduates. Undergraduate applications are encouraged from juniors writing a thesis related to contemporary India. Graduate students may be conducting preliminary field work or working on their dissertation and should be focused on contemporary India in a comparative context.


  • Current students enrolled in a degree program at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Contribute to the CASI Student Programs Blog throughout the summer
  • Participate in the CASI Summer Travel Funds Symposium
  • Students must spend at least eight (8) weeks in India during the summer months

To Apply

Summer Travel Funds for Research Application
Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Learn More:

CASI Student Programs Blog: Read about past student experiences in India

CASI Student Programs Video: Hear from our former interns

Chai Chats: Join us for chai and Indian snacks and hear from former CASI students!

Date: Thursdays from October, 2019 – January, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: CASI (PCPSE: 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230)

CASI Student Programs Open House:

Date: Monday, December 9, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: CASI (PCPSE: 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230)

Questions about CASI Student Programs?

Laura Iwanyk
Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs & Outreach / 215-573-8024                          


*The award will be treated as taxable income, which the recipient will be responsible to report for the tax year in which it was received.