Awards & How to apply

Awards & How to apply

Awards Programme

The Trust’s primary activity is an annual awards programme for individual scholars and museum professionals from both countries in order to enable them to study, carry out research or undertake training in both India and the UK.

The awards programme is announced each autumn; awards are made in late March and must be taken up within the subsequent year (1 April to 31 March).

AWARD CATEGORIES

The Visiting Fellowship scheme is the NTICVA’s flagship programme. The awards provide funding for Indian scholars and cultural professionals to spend a period of time in the UK for further professional training.

The Trust makes a number of awards to individuals to visit the UK for short periods for study, research, attendance at conferences, the exchange of ideas or collaborations with colleagues in the United Kingdom. The awards are open to citizens of India who are concerned with the preservation, study and display of India's art and cultural heritage.

Funding for short visits to India for the purpose of research, training, scholarship or professional collaboration. These awards are available to UK-based scholars or professionals concerned with the preservation, study and display of India's art and cultural heritage.

Research grants for the purpose acquiring essential research materials for the study of Indian art in the United Kingdom. These awards are available to citizens of India who are scholars and professionals engaged in the study of India's art and culture.

Research grants for the purpose of undertaking fieldwork and for the acquisition of research materials essential to research within India. The awards are open to citizens of India who are established scholars or professionals concerned with the preservation, study and display of India's art and cultural heritage.

Nehru Fund Awards

Up to three awards per year, to provide a return airfare to and from the UK and a maintenance allowance adequate for a single person for the approved duration of the candidate’s visit.

Two awards per year, to a maximum of £1500. These awards are intended to be held in conjunction with awards from other bodies as a part-cost contribution towards maintenance and/or air fare from and to India. 

Up to three awards per year, to a maximum of Rs. 80,000/- and are intended to be held in conjunction with awards from other bodies as a part-cost contribution towards the costs of maintenance and internal travel expenses within India.

A number of small grants are available, up to a maximum of £500. 

A maximum of 5 small study and research grants of up to 50,000 INR. 

Jain Fund Awards

One award per year, to provide a return airfare to and from the UK and a maintenance allowance adequate for a single person for the approved duration of the candidate’s visit.

One award per year, to a maximum of £1000. These awards are intended to be held in conjunction with awards from other bodies as a part-cost contribution towards maintenance and/or air fare from and to India. 

One award per year, to a maximum of Rs. 80,000/- intended to be held in conjunction with awards from other bodies as a part-cost contribution towards the costs of maintenance and internal travel expenses within India.

One or more small grants are available, up to a maximum of £500. 

A number of small grants are available of up to 50,000 INR.