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A total number of 5 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 500 120 SEK. Decisions were taken on 24 January 2002. SEK 268 000 were distributed.

Planning grants for research programmes/projects

  • Alia Ahmad, Department of Economics; Neelambar Hatti, Dept. of Economic History; and Pernille Gooch, Division of Human Ecology, Lund University: “State, Community and Resources”. 125 000 SEK.
  • Baboo M Nair, Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University: “The development of an interdisciplinary Swedish South Asian Studies Network for research on fermentation of foods, public health, and social welfare”. 40 000 SEK.
  • Eva Hellman, History of Religions, Uppsala University; and Sidsel Hansson, History of Religion, Lund University: “Gender and religious activism in South Asia: A study of Christian, Hindu and Muslim women’s organisations”. Complementary application to Spring 2001 Grant. 57 000 SEK.

Planning grant for educational projects

  • Lars Berge, Department of History, Högskolan Dalarna; and Gunnel Cederlöf, Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University: “Högskolan Dalarna 2001/2002 South India field study project”. 46 000 SEK.