UC Berkeley Live Life Like Tarishi Scholarship Award 2019 in USA
  • Partially Funded
  • Berkeley, California

Institute for South Asia Studies UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for scholarship award for their Tarishi Award.

ISAS actively:

  • Supports teaching and research activities of South Asia-related faculty and their students
  • Initiates and administers research projects
  • Organizes and hosts lectures, colloquia, seminars, and research conferences
  • Develops financial resources for the enhancement of South Asia studies
  • Encourages interdisciplinary, regional, and comparative studies of South Asia
  • Creates outreach programs in coordination with other institutions of primary, secondary, and post-secondary education
  • Administers fellowships and grants for the study of South Asia
  • Publishes language textbooks, research notes, and conference reports and an annual newsletter
  • Supports cultural and community activities relating to South Asia and South Asians

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Tarishi Jain had a dream of attending Berkeley and she made that dream come true. She loved the opportunity to start exploring how her study of economics could transform her home region. While participating in a university-sponsored internship program in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she lost her life in an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack. Her family and friends, along with the Berkeley community honours her life, spirit, and light with this scholarship so that other students who dream of a Berkeley education can pursue it as she did.

One of the world’s leading institutes for research and programs on South Asia, the Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) at the University of California, Berkeley works with faculty members, graduate students, community members, private institutions, and non-profit organizations to deepen understanding of the region and to create new generations of scholars of South Asia.

The Institute is one of the many Organized Research Units on the UC Berkeley campus that are part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCRO) which seeks to maintain a research environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and community on campus.


United States


A single grant of $2000 to UC Berkeley undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment in the field of South Asian history, society, languages, and culture will be provided.


This award is only available for UC Berkeley undergraduates.

Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

  • Please submit applications through the application portal provided above.
  • A cover letter
  • An essay that demonstrates your desire to make a societal impact in South Asia.
    • The essay must be written in English.
    • The title of the essay followed by the name of the writer should appear at the top of page one.
    • The essay must be double-spaced and in 12-point type throughout, with one-inch margins on all sides of each page.
    • The essay must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1000 words in length.
    • Only PDFs are accepted.
  • A CV (PDF format)
  • One letter of support from a UC Berkeley faculty member (PDF, sent by the recommenders directly)

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Application Deadline: February 5, 2019

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For Further Queries

For further queries please email at [email protected]berkeley.edu.
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