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 John Clarke

Sculpture Displays at the V&A

A study trip to major Buddhist sites in preparation for the installation of a new Indian sculpture gallery at the V&A.

Nilesh Mistry

Contemporary Indian Art

A visit to India to research and develop two partnership exhibitions on the arts of Kutch and on contemporary Indian art.

Penelope Wilson

Scouting out Venues for a Touring Exhibition

A visit to India to proposed venues for a touring exhibition from the V&A (including the Chhatrapatishivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai and the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur).

Aparna Tripathi

Socio-cultural and artistic study of sculptures on the Pravesa Dwara of Chandella and Solanki Temples

Simadri Bihari Ota

A history of conservation of monuments in Madhya Pradesh

Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma

An inductive research study on rock art of Korku Tribals in and near Haldu and Matia villages, Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh

Dr Vithal Sukhadev Badiger

A study of Yadava temples and cultural dynamics through inscriptions

Anjali Duhan

Murals in Kurukshetra District, Haryana (18th-19th) Century A.D.

Dr A. Ekambaranathan

A study of Saiva icons in Tamil Nadu (6th - 9th centuries).

Dr B. Jambulingam

A study of the Sabdhasthana Temples of Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu and the festival of Sabdhasthana