Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) 2016-17


Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute


Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) 2016-17

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Program Guidelines


The Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) assists faculty members including graduate and postdoctoral students with travel subsidies to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and academic meetings in India or Canada with a view of establishing institutional and scholarly linkages. The objective of the SSTSGS are to promote the mobility of scholars between India and Canada, to initiate or strengthen Canada-India knowledge exchange and partnerships, which support education cooperation between the two countries.  


Faculty must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. If selected, the SSTSG fund may be used either for the Canadian scholar’s own travel to India, or to bring an Indian faculty or student in his/her Canadian campus/event.  Applicants must have been invited to participate by an academic institution and be affiliated with, or travelling to a Shastri Institute member institution.  

Funding Availability

Shastri will provide up to $1,000 to support the scholars’ international air fare (economy class). Other associated costs, such as costs related to visas, meals, per diem and accommodations are not eligible for this grant.

Project Duration

For the period between November 15, 2016 to September 30, 2017.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant submits complete application (see program guidelines for application requirements) along with an OR-5 form to:

External Deadline

Faculty submits completed electronic application by email to:   

For Questions, please contact

Mahmuda Aldeen      
Program and Member Relations Officer
Shastri Indo Canadian Institute
1418 Education Tower
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-3220
Fax: (403) 289-0100

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