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.


Dr Subashini Aryan

Himalayan art in UK collections

Dr Kalpana K Tadikonda

Distribution of Indian art in UK collections

For the documentation of Indian collections in UK provincial museums

Dr Rashmi Pathak

Conservation and analysis of Wall Paintings

To study the analysis and conservation of wall paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Dr Ravindra Nath Singh

History and prehistoric use and production of metals in South and South-East Asia

To study the archaeometallurgy of South and South-East Asia at the Institute of Archaeology, London

Dr Nathalie Tobert

Sites of Pilgramage

To study pilgrimage sites in South India and to collect related contemporary artefacts for the Horniman Museum

Nicholas Barnard

Early Indian sculpture

For fieldwork relating to the study of early Indian sculpture

Gillian Shona Ray

Paper Conservation in India

To take part in discussions on training and education programmes in paper conservation in India and to study popular art on paper in collections in Bengal

S K S Kushwaha

For the study of 17th century miniature painting of Sahibdin and Manohar of the Mewar school

Dr J Raja Mohamad

Islamic architecture in Tamil Nadu

This award was instrumental to carry out a research study on a litte known subject - the Islamic architecture in Tamil Nadu, and was only possible to achieve because of the award.

Jayati Mukherjee

The study of Baroda print-makers and their contribution to trends in modern Indian art