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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.

Eligibility

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

Requirements

  • 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

CASI Summer Travel Funds Application

Deadline: March 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Learn More:

  • Read more about past student experiences in India CASI Student Programs Blog.
  • Watch the CASI Student Programs Video and learn about former students’ experiences in India.
  • Attend a Chai Chat and meet with CASI alumni
    Date: Fridays from October 2018 - January 2019
    Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: CASI, Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230
  • Attend the Pennternships Information Session
    Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
    Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Kozloff Family room – Hutchinson Gymnasium
    Register
  • Attend the annual CASI Student Programs Open House
    Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: CASI, Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230

 

*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.