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DSC award

The DSC award is an annual travel award of £1000 which supports a UCL student to undertake travel for the purposes of research into any aspect of South Asian literature. The holder of the reward is required to use the award, or part of the award, to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival, held in January each year.

The travel award is made under competitive application to the student of highest merit, as judged by a panel chaired by the Pro-Provost for East and South Asia.

Awardholders are required to submit a report on the scope and outcomes of their visit by the end of the academic year in which the travel takes place.

The DSC award is generously funded by Mrs Surina Narula.

How to apply

The DSC award will be made in the academic year 2013/2014. Applications are invited from any student in the UCL community who would benefit from funding to support research into South Asian literature.

Applicants should complete the DSC award application form, which requires a brief outline of their research interests in this area, and a summary of the work that the travel grant will support them to undertake. 

Click here to download the application form

This document should be submitted to Mr Ciarán Moynihan by Friday 29 November 2013. Please follow the instructions on the application form.


The travel award will be granted in accordance with UCL’s standard Eligibility Criteria for travel awards:

· applicants must be registered students of UCL on any programme of study leading to a degree or diploma

· research students who have transferred to Continuing Research Status (i.e. no longer paying tuition fees) are not eligible to apply

· grants will not be issued without a completed and signed risk assessment

· applicants are expected to make some personal contribution to the costs of the expedition or travel

· grants will not be made retrospectively for expeditions/travel which have already taken place

Applicants will be required to cover the costs of their trip from their own resources. Costs associated with the trip (to a maximum of £1,000) will then be reimbursed by UCL on submission of all relevant receipts.

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