The department has a mandate to support academic excellence, and has a generous research budget to help achieve this. This means that students can apply for grants to complete summer academic research projects in South Asia where the funds help offset some of the costs relating to fieldwork. During summer 2014, several undergraduate students benefited from these grants. We have recorded their experiences about traveling abroad, doing the fieldwork and how this has helped them in their orientation towards research. You can learn more about their experiences here.