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.


Dr. A. Sahadevan

Study of history official heroes in oral historical tales

Thingnam Sanjeev

A study of Puya text (Archaic Meitei Script) of Manipur.

Uma Krishnaswamy

A study of hand painted cloths or kalamkari tradition of South India with specific reference to the painted Epics and Legends of the extinct and existing schools of Tamil Nadu

Narendra Singh

For research study on Archaeological discoveries in Chamoli valley, Uttranchal

Maneet Kaur Chhatwal

To study primitive Tribal textiles (Bondo tribals), Wall painting & floor decoration, training & study of natural Dye (Lac & Jackfruit) in Ikat textiles of Orissa

Dr. A. Vijay Kiran

Research on Conservation of Church Antiquities

Abraham George

Influence of Colonial Architecture on the built forms of Kerala

Dr. Pramod Kumar Mohanty

A study of the culture of colonial cities

After a general introduction to the South Asian collections at the V&A, I mainly devoted my time in the UK to refer to both printed and unprinted documents relating to my study mainly at the British Library and partly in other places like School of Oriental and African Studies in London and the Centre for South Asian Studies at Cambridge University.

Dr. Sutapa Sinha

Sultanate Coins of India

To study and document the Sultanate Coins of India in the important Museums of London, Oxford & Cambridge.

Dr Amarendra Kumar Singh

Documenting the Rewa temples

A study of photographic documentation on Rewa temples in UK institutions.