The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) offers grants to Indians in the early or middle stages of their careers. The CWIT fellowships not only allow Indian students to achieve academic, artistic and professional ambitions but, also offer them a chance to widen their international contacts when studying in the UK.
|Type of Award||Charity/Trust|
|Value of Award||Varies|
There are several categories of grants that are featured by Charles Wallace India Trust. These include long term scholarships, visiting fellowships in certain subjects, grants for short research and professional visits and grants for doctoral study.
CWIT offers some of the grants to those Indian students who are in the final phase of their doctorates at universities in the UK. Subjects covered under this grant include arts, humanities and heritage conservation. The grant amount usually ranges from USD 642- USD 771 and is intended to help in filling funding gaps.
Around 10 to 15 grants of the amount USD 1799 are offered annually for short research or professional visits. Generally, these grants are sufficient for up to three weeks. Applicants p to stay longer in the UK have to supplement the grant by CWIT from other sources like the Indian Council for Historical Research’s grant.
To mid-career practitioners, CWIT aims to provide an opportunity to study and gain experience by offering around 10 long-term grants every year. Till now, the trust has awarded around 2,700 long-term grants. The awards (which generally last from 2-3 months up to a maximum of a year) cover fees, living and accommodation costs in the UK and also contribute to international fares.
CWIT provides 10 fellowships to qualified translators, writers, and academicians who wish to spend two to three months at a particular host university. Applicants who have applied for this CWIT fellowship have to contribute to the host institution’s requirements by presenting one’s research or leading a seminar.
|Organization||British Council of India|
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|International Students Eligible||Yes|
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A few eligibility guidelines are common for all CWIT grants and fellowships, while there are some that might vary. The section below discusses various eligibility criteria established by CWIT.
Common Eligibility Guidelines
CWIT grant applicants must fulfill the initial criteria given below:
Grant-specific Eligibility Guidelines
In addition to the common criteria list above, prospective applicants must fulfill the specific eligibility criteria for their chosen grant
|Grant Name||Age Band||Other Requirement (s)|
|Grants for Doctoral Studies||25-38 years||return to India on completion of course|
|Short Research & Professional Visiting||25-45 years||Proficiency in English; Completion of studies or 4+ years of experience; Project proposal|
|Long Term Grants||25-38 years||Degree/diploma in a specialised course; Work experience (preferred)|
|Visiting Fellowships||25-45 years||Completion of studies or 4+ years of work experience; Project proposal|
The application process varies for all the Charles Wallace Indian Trusts Scholarships:
Along with the applications, all the applicants are required to provide the following documents:
For all these fellowships, applicants can consult the respective university websites to know more about the eligibility and application process.
Each grant application is reviewed and evaluated by the respective selection committee. Applicants are shortlisted based on their application and other eligibility criteria. Shortlisted applicants are then invited for an interview. The committee’s final decision is based on the applicant’s interview session.
The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) is a humanities, arts, and heritage conservation scholarship fund. Following are the Arts and Heritage Conservation fields of study covered by CWIT:
The eligibility, application and selection guidelines vary for each Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships. The application deadlines are yet to be announced for the upcoming session.