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.


Byanktesh Narain Singh

Professional documentation and archiving of retrieval system of audio-visual materials.

Valentina Doley

For research on documentation of traditional bamboo and wood crafts

Shagufta Bhardwaj Parekh

For study of 19th century paintings of the manuscripts Nath Charit and Nath Purana painted at Jodhpur

Anjali Duhan

Study of mural tradition of Haryana from mid 19th to mid 20th centuries.

Kumari Suman

Air pollution damage to Red sand stone materials in the indoor / outdoor environment

V. Selvakumar

To study the early historic settlement systems of the lower Kaveri basin on the east coast of Tamil Nadu

Dr. Sharda Srinivasan

Bronze Icons: Insights

To study the Chola & South India Bronze Icons and ArchaeometaIlurgical Insights

Rita Swami Choudhary

Musical Instruments in India

Study of Musical Instruments in reference to acquisition, documentation, preservation and dissemination

Dr. Shajan K.P.

Malabar coast: Trade systems in the early historic period

The proposed programme was mainly intended to collect literature on Indo-Roman trade, and to interact with experts in the UK and Europe in the field of early historic Indian ocean trade, to gain knowledge of the imported ceramics of the Roman period and Gulf region, and to get expertise in the newly emerging field of geo-archaeology. The research was carried out at the Centre of South East Asian Studies, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and various other institutions in the UK.

Maninder Singh Gill

Restoration and Conservation of Mughal Ceramics

Art Conservation Solutions for a technical analysis of glazed title work decoration on Mughal monuments