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Friday, November 11, 2011

Sardar Patel Dissertation Award 2011: Call for Papers

The UCLA Center for India and South Asia, and the Department of History, UCLA announce the Sardar Patel Award for the best dissertation submitted at any American university on the subject of modern India in 2011. The amount of the award is $10,000.

1. The dissertation must be on Modern India (the dates of Modern India are defined as 1800 to the present).

2. Any topic within the following fields of study is eligible: History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, or the Fine Arts.

3. Only dissertations filed during the 2010-2011 academic year (1 September 2010 through 31 August 2011) are eligible. In some cases, dissertations completed very close to these dates may be considered.

4. The dissertation must have been written while enrolled at a U.S. accredited university in history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, or one of the other disciplines in the humanities, the arts, or the social sciences.

Applicants must submit TWO bound hard copies of their dissertation, TWO copies of an abstract of 500-1000 words, ONE copy of their curriculum vitae, and a letter from their dissertation supervisor or department chair attesting to the completion of the dissertation during the period stipulated in item #3.

Submission materials must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions and inquiries regarding the competition should be sent to:

Professor Akhil Gupta
Chair, Sardar Patel Award Committee
UCLA Center for India and South Asia
11387 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

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