Small Study and Research Grant (India)


The Trust awards a number of small study and research grants for the purpose of undertaking fieldwork and for the acquisition of research materials essential to research within India.


These awards are available to citizens of India, who are scholars and professionals engaged in the study of India's art and culture.

Duration and timing

These awards must be taken up the financial year (from April 1st to March 31st) immediately subsequent to the award.

Funds available

These awards will normally be of a maximum of Rupees

Institutional affiliation

Candidates are required to demonstrate their institution’s support for their application, and that they have established communication with any institution relevant to their application

Final Report

At the conclusion of their award, award holders must submit a report of their work and a financial statement of their expenses, along with copies of their initial estimates. This statement must be certified by a representative of the award holder's employer or host institution or his/her academic supervisor.

How to apply
Application Form:

All applicants should send their completed submission to the address below, to be received no later than 15 February.

Application forms and Referees' forms are available online below or from:

The Secretary
Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum
The School of Arts and Aesthetics

SAA Building II
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067 



The closing date for all applications each year is 15 February.

The selection panel meets in late March.

Successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible after the Trustees' meeting in late March.

Awards are tenable from 1 April of that year to 31 March of the following year.