Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program (BRCIP) Scholarship

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The Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program (BRCIP) fosters undergraduate education and research on India at UC Berkeley.  BRCIP will offer undergraduate scholarships to UC Berkeley students who are conducting research on any area of contemporary India.  Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.  After completing their research projects, winners are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend a mini-conference where research will be presented.

Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal that addresses the following:

  1. The research question;
  2. Why the question is important to the field of study;
  3. Qualifications to conduct the research (i.e. related past or planned coursework, languages, etc.);
  4. A preliminary research plan (including the format for research, i.e. as an independent study, during EAP, etc.).

In addition, applications must include an unofficial transcript and one letter of recommendation, which can come from a GSI or faculty member.  Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants [at]  

The application webform can be found here.

Open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.  Concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.  

Scholarships will be up to $2500 each.

Details will be announced in early September 2019.