The 2016 Nehru Humanitarian Award in the Memory of Prem Goel

The Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) invites submissions for the 2016 Prem Goel Memorial Award. The annual award of $1,000 is given to the UBC graduate student judged to have the most promising research program related to South Asia.

All students pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this award. Please submit a statement of no more than 1,000 words on the questions, objectives, methods, and significance of your South Asia-related graduate research work. You may write about a research and writing project that is already underway or a project that you propose to conduct. Be sure to include a statement on how you intend to use the funds. One additional page is allowed for references, notes, and citations. Also required is a copy of your (unofficial) UBC transcript and current C.V.

The submissions will be judged by an interdisciplinary panel of UBC faculty and will be assessed on clarity, rigor, and originality. Please be sure to avoid jargon that may be unintelligible to an interdisciplinary panel of readers.

Submissions of no more than 3 PDFs are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 and should be sent to

The winner of the 2016 award will be announced in early November and is expected to join at the celebratory dinner on Sunday, November 13.

For more information, please contact: Helena Zhu at