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DSC Travel Award

The DSC Travel Award is an annual award of £1,000, generously funded by Mrs Surina Narula, to support a UCL student to undertake travel to conduct research in any aspect of South Asian literature. The successful candidate is required to use the award (or part of the award) to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival, held in January each year. In 2015, the Festival will take place from 21st – 25th January.

The award is made under competitive application to the student of highest merit, as judged by a panel.

How to apply

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 Travel Award application form, which requires a brief outline of their research interests in this area and a summary of the work that the award will support them to undertake.

Click here to download the application form

Completed application forms should be submitted to Clare Burke by 9.00am on Monday 10th November 2014. Further details can be found on the application form.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should take note of the following eligibility criteria:

  • applicants must be registered students on a UCL 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
  • the award will not be issued without a completed and signed risk assessment
  • the successful candidate is expected to make some personal contribution toward the costs of the visit or travel
  • the award will not be made retrospectively for visits or travel which have already taken place
  • the successful candidate will be required to submit a report on the scope and outcomes of their visit within one month of their return.

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

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