Nehru Trust Awards

Nehru Trust Awards

The Trust aims to achieve its mission by making it possible for scholars and professionals from India and the UK to develop and share skills relevant to these subjects and to gain access to Indian cultural resources both in India and in the UK.

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).

The Trust also administers grants on behalf of the V&A Jain Art Fund, and works in collaboration with the Charles Wallace India Trust with whom it offers an annual joint UK Visiting Fellowship.


Priya Kapoor

For documentation graph at different stages of Ajanta Cave paintings over 160 years and measuring extent of damage happened during this period.

Dr. A.K. Singh

Travel Correspondence: a study

Dtudy of travel notes, diaries, private papers, correspondences and miscellaneous papers in the holdings of British Library and related issued.

Dr. Vishvajit Pandya

Arts And Crafts Of Andamab

To participate as keynote speaker in a symposium focussing on Andaman Nicobar collections

Dr. Byanktesh Narain Singh

Digital Asset Management Systems

Study of documentation, archiving methodology as well as exposure of the Electronic Record Management System.

Nizamuddin Taher

Interaction with the Museum

To attend workshops on museum education, interactive communication and their display techniques.

Bessie Cecil

 Kodali Karuppur textiles

A study of the 17th century Kodali Karuppur textiles from South India and Watson's volume by Dr. J. Forbes Watson.

Poulomi Das

Narrative, Interpretation and Display of the V&A collections

For research study on how interpretation is planned and developed within the V&A museum, London.

Eiluned Mair Edwards

Indigo Dyes

For research on the production and use of natural dyes in India with a particular focus on indigo.

Sandra Elizabeth Joly

Contemporary Bidriware Production

To study and record the manufacturing techniques employed in historic and contemporary bidriware production.

Shagufta Bhardwaj Parekh

For study of 19th century paintings of the manuscripts Nath Charit and Nath Purana painted at Jodhpur