Research Grants/Fellowships

2020

19. Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral fellowship. Project: Systematics and Evolution of miniature orb-weaving spiders.

2019

18. Weintraub Fellowship. The George Washington University, United States.(USD 26,000)

17. Mortensen Endowment Award. Project: Field expedition for sampling miniature orb-weaving spiders in Chile. (USD 1,166)

16. Harlan Summer Funding. Project: Systematics of the miniature orb-weaving spiders. (USD 7,000)

2018

15. National Geographic Early Career Grant. Project: Trans-Pacific colonization, diversification and web evolution of miniature anapid spiders. (USD 9,484)

14. Lakeside Grants, California Academy of Sciences, California, United States. Project: Systematics of the miniature orb-weaving spiders. (USD 1,500)

13.  International Society of Arachnology Student Grant to participate in the 21st International Congress of Arachnology in New Zealand. (NZD 600)

12. Columbian School of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Conference Travel Grant to participate in the 21st International Congress of Arachnology in New Zealand. (USD 1,400)

11. Harlan Summer Research Fund. The George Washington University, United States. (USD 7,000)

10. Weintraub Fellowship. The George Washington University, United States.(USD 24,000)

2016-2017

9. Harlan Summer Research Funding (both summers), The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States. (USD 7,000)

8. Doctoral Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship (four semesters) at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States. (USD 24,000/year)

2015

7. Ernst Mayr Travel Grant, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Project: Systematics of the black-widow spider genus Latrodectus (Araneae, Theridiidae) conducted at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. (USD 1,500)

6. R.N. Godbole Trust, Satara, Maharashtra, India student award. (INR 10,000)

2014

5. Student research seed money to study spider diversity of the rocky plateaus. (INR 10,000)

4. Salim Ali Nature Conservation Fund, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India. Project: Diversity of spiders in the northern Western Ghats, India. (INR 57,000)

3. The French Institute of Pondicherry grant to develop a database of spiders from India for  the India Biodiversity Portal. (INR 98,000)

2013

2. Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s seed money for participation in the International Congress of Arachnology, Taiwan. (INR 15,000)

1. Student grant to participate in the International Congress of Arachnology, Taiwan. (USD 600)