The Tiara Sciences Po partnership awards two annual grants of up to US$ 5,000 for Sciences Po Masters' students.

The following candidates are the recipients of the Tiara Sciences Po Grant. 



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Chetna Hareesh Kumar

While completing her undergraduate degree in Economics honours from Lady Shri Ram College, Chetna developed a keen interest in international economics and politics, with a particular focus on China’s role in the contemporary global economy. She is currently pursuing this interest through a Master’s in International Economic Policy at Sciences Po, where her specialisations are China and East Asia as well as International Energy.


An Emile-Boutmy, K.C. Mahindra and Charpak Travel scholar, Chetna aspires to work as a policy researcher and consultant at international organisations in the future.

Apoorva Shivakumar

To shape the destiny of the world is Apoorva’s dream. This she plans to do by being a key player in global economic policymaking. She graduated top of her class from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) with a triple-major in Psychology, Sociology, and Economics. This programme drove home for her how vital an interdisciplinary perspective is when trying to solve multidimensional global problems.

Apoorva has held numerous leadership positions in her life, having served as overall head of the Student Welfare Office and on the Student Council at her university, as well as school captain and cultural secretary in her school. Apart from this, she has also volunteered with several NGOs working in varied fields.

Her interactions have helped her develop empathy and hope in the power of youthful energy and commitment. She hopes that the lessons in teamwork, shared goals, and a clear vision that she has picked up over these endeavours will aid her in her future career. Her two research internships, one of which was at the Chennai Behavioural Economics Lab affiliated to J-PAL South Asia and IFMR-LEAD, have helped her recognise the importance of research-based policy in the current scenario while staying firmly rooted in the ground realities of life of the peoples of the world. A recipient of the Emile Boutmy scholarship, Apoorva is currently enrolled in the Master in International Economic Policy at Sciences Po on the march towards her goals.

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