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.


Dipak Bhattacharya

A study of Company Paintings of Murshidabad, Patna and Calcutta

The award facilitated my resarch on company paintings and gave me the crucial direction for my investigation. This award with my other NTICVA award

Sabiha Rajan

To collect material for teaching Indian art in schools

Belur Shambu Chandini

Study of Sculpture collections in the Bangalore Government Museum, in relation to the original sites

Rangaswamy Sarangan

A study of Sculptural Figures and Ornament relief in Indian Temples

Shyala Mysore Chandrasekhar

A critique on Ajanta Mural Painting

This grant helped me further my career as an artist. As a student it was a real encouragement to an amateur artists to explore about Ajanta and its great art and this is still helping me with my approach towards art.

Sima Roy Chowdury

For the study of the art of Mathura, Sanci and Amaravathi

Alok Tripathi

Ships in Ancient Indian Art

There are a good number of ships represented in ancient Indian art, which are valuable evidence, capable of throwing light on ancient Indian shipping and shipbuilding technology. Some of these representations were referred to by scholars here and there, but no complete and systematic study of these ships was carried out.

Pankaj Dixit

Studying the development of South Indian architecture: from rock-cut caves to Hampi

Ramakrishna Vedala

A study of the influence of Matisse upon Indian Modern Art