Section: Fellowships and Exchanges
Edinburgh students, along with students from London, Cambridge, Oxford and Hull, have in the recent past been entitled to compete for travelling scholarships funded by the Rajiv Gandhi Trust, to help with the costs of visits to India. Small travel grants have also occasionally been provided from the Centre's own funds.
Application forms for Rajiv Gandhi Travelling Scholarship are typically available from late February onwards, with a closing date is in April. However, the scheme is currently being restructured. Please watch the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation website for further information.
The Centre has links with various organizations in India which welcome student volunteers. A particularly special relationship exists with Seva Mandir, a voluntary organisation working on rural and tribal development issues in and around Udaipur district, in southern Rajasthan, where the late Rafe Bullick (a graduate of Edinburgh's Sociology department) once worked. A foundation has been established in memory of Rafe (to which contributions are welcome) and Seva Mandir welcomes students from Edinburgh every year who wish to volunteer their services in exchange for free accommodation. A small fund administered by CSAS exists to assist those who need help with travel costs. An application form may be downloaded here. Completed forms should be sent to South.Asian@ed.ac.uk
This page was published on 19 June 2013