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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sardar Patel Award 2012 for best dissertation

Sardar Patel Award 2012
Call for Submissions

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 2012. The amount of the award is $10,000.

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

2. The topic must also fall within the following fields of study: History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education or the Fine Arts.

3. Dissertations submitted for consideration will have been completed during the 2011-2012 academic year (1 September 2011 through 31 August 2012). In some cases dissertations completed very close to these dates may also 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 04, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions 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
Email: akgupta@anthro.ucla.edu

For more information: http://www.international.ucla.edu/southasia/patel/

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