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.


Jennifer Chowdhry

For documentation of the collection of Jhajjar museum

Dr. Ranjusri Ghosh

For archaeological investigation in two Dinajpur districts (Dakshin and Uttar) of West Bengal.

P. Umachandra Maheswari

Music Pillars in southern Tamilnadu

S.B. Darsana

For antiquarian research in Kerala from 19th to mid 20th centuries

Anindya Kanti Biswas

A study of Ramkinkar's landscapes in water colour in the perspective of Indian landscape painting

Latika Gupta

For research and photographic documentation of the Buddhist 'CHAM' (masked ritual dance of the monks) in the monastery of key in Spiti (Himachal Pradesh).

Tosabanta Padhan

Study on hunting and gathering tradition among the ethnic groups of Nuwapara district, Orissa

Priya Kapoor

For documentation graph at different stages of Ajanta Cave paintings over 160 years and measuring extent of damage happened during this period.

Varsha Rakesh Dhawade

Study in conservation of metal antiquities (South India).

Riza Abbas

For study of anthropomorphic forms in the prehistoric rock art of the Chambal basin