This fellowship is intended for graduates who are currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of California. To be eligible, a student must be:
- From a specific area of India and Pakistan
- Be committed to returning to his or her country of origin after receiving the graduate degree
- Not engaged previously in graduate study at any other institution of higher learning in the U.S.
Students at any stage of graduate study may be nominated, but preference is given to those holding a master’s degree, and particularly those who have reached the dissertation stage and have exhausted the normal sources of financial support. The fellowship will provide $30,000. The award will be made based on the strength of the student’s academic record and supporting documents (letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc).
The application is currently open and available through the Tango portal. Applications are due April 12, 2017. (Note: this is an extension to the previously published deadline.)
Created by a bequest from the late Karam Singh Maughn, the fellowship is named for Guru Gobind Singh (1666 – 1708), the tenth Guru of Sikhism — a leader of his faith, and a warrior, poet, and philosopher.