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 Amarendra Kumar Singh

Documenting the Rewa temples

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

Robert Elgood

Cataloguing the collections of arms in the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

The Nehru Trust grant funded a return trip to India. Since then I have been back a couple of times a year to try and complete this substantial project. The trip seeded two books and a huge amount of work. The grant also helped fund a translation team in Mehrangarh which worked on finding relevant bahis and translating texts from Marwari, Gujerati and Marathi.

Gregory Irvine

Japanese collections in Mumbai

To research the Japanese collections at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrhalaya, Mumbai

Michael Wheeler

Caring for Manuscripts in Mumbai

Rahul Bhattacharya

A study locating the modern in traditional temple space through a case study of the Srirangam temple and temple city

Pranab Jyoti Sarma

To study archaeological remains in the Dhansiri-Doyang valley, Assam

S B Darsana

A critical study of museums of Kerala

Rajeshwari Shah

A study of the Ragogarh school of miniature paintings from Central India

Goutam (Buro) Das

A study of rhythmical expressions in monumental structures

Smita Singh

To study the materials and techniques of traditional and modern picchwai paintings of the Vallabhacharya Sampradaya, in Nathdwara;