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

Grant to collect slides and research materials relating to company paintings of Patna, Calcutta and Murshidabad from UK collections

The award facilitated my resarch on company paintings and gave me the crucial direction for my investigation. After this award I received the pre-doctoral Fulbright Fellowship which allowed me to explore the American collections and meet personalities like Stuart Cary Welch, Milo Beach and Vidya Dehejia. And the Visitor's Grant from the British Council created the opportunity to see the best of Company Paintings in the Victoria and Albert Museum and India Office LIbrary, and to meet scholars and curators like Robert Skelton and Deborah Swallow.

Dr Pratipal Bhatia

lndo-sasanian coins of Northern India

For research on lndo-sasanian coins of Northern India (CE 650-1200) in UK collections

Dr Dinanath Pathy

Looking at Orissan art

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