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Summer Travel Funds for Research

The application for Summer 2018 is now open! — Deadline to apply: Monday, March 12, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST)

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 undergraduates, preferably juniors writing a thesis related to contemporary India, and graduate students focused on contemporary India or India in a comparative context.

Current students enrolled in a degree program at the University of Pennsylvania
Students must spend at least eight (8) weeks in India during the summer months

Contribute to the CASI Student Programs Blog throughout the summer
Participate in the CASI Summer Travel Funds Symposium

To Apply
CASI Summer Travel Funds Application

The winners will be announced in early April.

If you have any further questions regarding CASI Student Programs, please contact Aparna Wilder, Associate Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach,

Learn More
•  CASI Student Programs Blog
•  CASI Student Programs Brochure

CASI Travel Funds for Research Webinars:
Past Travel Funds Winners shared brief presentations on writing research proposals, discussed their projects in India, and answered questions.

Past webinars:
Utpal Sandesara, M.D.-Ph.D. Candiate, 2012 Travel Funds Winner
[View Video]

*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.