Shastri Institute

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a binational organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges.

Shastri Research Grant (SRG)

The objective of SRG is to support collaborative research projects entailing academic mobility as well as capacity building between Indian and Canadian institutions.The research theme will build on issues concerning Social Sciences and Humanities subjects (i.e., anthropology, communications studies, economics, education, human geography, law, linguistics, languages and literature, philosophy, history and religion, political science, public administration, psychology, sociology and cultural studies), STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) including food security and sustainable development; water resource management; gender and health, bi-lateral trade and investment; energy and environment; securing future of children and youth and higher education mobility.

Value: Up to CAD$ 10,000/per project. (Contributions from the applicants’ institutions are encouraged).

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Shastri Partnership Seed Grant

The Shastri Institute will provide grants to Canadian and Indian institutions for activities which contribute to (1) institutional agreements and (2) other long-term partnerships. Funds may be used to support a bi-national seminar, conference, workshop, meeting, scholarly discussions and planning meetings which are expected to lead to significant research collaborations with institutions from the other country.

Value: Up to CAD$5,000/per project (Contributions from the applicants’ institutions are encouraged). 

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Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) More Information

SSTSG assist faculty members and graduate students with travel subsidies to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and academic meetings within and between India and Canada with a view to establishing institutional and scholarly linkages.

Value: The Shastri Institute will provide 50% of the scholar’s total travel costs up to CAD$ 1,250. Associated costs related to visas, meals, per diem and accommodation are not eligible under this grant.

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Deadline (for all above):

Faculty of Education Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: no less than 5 days prior to agency deadline.
Shastri: August 31,  2014.

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application.

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