Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the Field of Culture

Ministry of Culture invites applications from Indian Nationals for the award of Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the field of Culture for the year 2010-11.

The Fellowships are awarded for undertaking research oriented projects. While both the academic research and performance related research are encouraged, the applicant should provide evidence of his/her capabilities in undertaking the project.

The Fellowships are not intended for providing training, conducting workshops, seminars or documenting memoirs/or writing autobiographies/fiction etc.

A total of 400 Fellowships will be awarded for a maximum period of two years, out of which :

a) 200 are Senior Fellowships having a value of Rs.20,000/- per month for artistes in the age group of above 40 years

b) 200 are Junior Fellowships having a value of Rs.10,000/- per month for the artistes in the age group of 25-40 years.

c) Age will be reckoned as on 1st April, 2010.

d) Applicant for Senior Fellowship should not be a recipient of pension from this Ministry under the scheme for grant of financial assistance to artistes in indigent circumstances. The applicant should not have availed of the same Fellowship earlier. However an applicant who had been awarded a Junior Fellowship can apply for a Senior Fellowship, provided 5 years have elapsed after the closure of the earlier project.

e) Applicants who are employed will have to apply through proper channel.

f) Under the Senior and Junior Fellowships, the awardees will submit six-monthly progress reports. In cases where such reports are not received on time, the Ministry may withhold further releases of the Fellowship amount.

g) The selected candidates will have to undertake academic or application oriented research work on projects for which they have been awarded the Fellowship. They will complete their projects within two years and submit the same to the Ministry. Extension of time by a maximum of three months will be permissible without any additional financial liability to the Government.

h) A mid-term review/assessment of the performance in each case will be carried out after one year and further continuance of Fellowship will depend on such review/ assessment.

i) Graduation is the minimum educational qualification for applicants in the fields/areas listed in para II (b) of the Scheme (but not for other fields/areas listed in para II(a) of the Scheme).
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