Sikh and Punjabi Studies at UC Riverside

The Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies, established in memory of the late Phoenix-based cardiologist by his family, will enable faculty and students to explore the culture, religion, history, literature, art, economics, language, politics, and scientific contributions of the Sikh people from their origins in the sixteenth-century Punjab region of India to the present.

Recent world events illustrate the need for increased understanding of Sikh values, traditions, and contributions, to the world. The establishment and enhancement of the endowed chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies is an opportunity to create a lasting program that will educate this generation and future generations of students about Sikh culture and contributions.

Fellowships In Sikh Studies

In an effort to create the strongest possible program in Sikh Studies, funds are needed to support students who are committed to academic research in Sikh Studies and will in turn become the academic leaders of this growing field.

Fellowship support enhances endowed positions by enabling professors to recruit the best possible students to a particular area of study. A named fellowship endowment would add immeasurable prestige to the area of study, the University, and to the students who win the fellowships.

Make a CHASS Donation!

The opportunity to name fellowship support connects a family name to academic excellence in perpetuity. The optimum level for endowing a fellowship is $500,000. However, gifts of any size are welcome. The impact of your participation in the creation of the fellowships and the ongoing student support that it will provide is priceless. Only gifts at the $100,000 level and above provide a naming opportunity for the donors. We are grateful for full community support for this endowed program in Sikh Studies.


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