Section: Fellowships and Exchanges
Edinburgh students, along with students from London, Cambridge, Oxford and Hull, are entitled to compete for travelling scholarships funded by the Rajiv Gandhi Trust, and each year between three and five students are awarded grants to help with the costs of visits to India.
Small travel grants have also occasionally been provided from the Centre's own funds. Details on how to apply for the Rajiv Gandhi Travelling Scholarship are available from the link below. Forms are typically available from late February onwards and the closing date is in April.
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 exists to assist those who need help with travel costs. An application form may be downloaded here.
This page was published on 21 March 2012