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.


C.V. Sharada

To document observe and understand present animal species and their exploitation patterns to compare and correlate with archaeological record in Haryana India through ethnographic surveys.

Tilok Thakuria

To understand the techno-typology, raw material use, distribution and socio-economic significance of Mahurjhari beads

Nazia Irshad

To study the traditional craftsmanship of brass metal work and photographic documentation of the famous artefacts from Mughal period manufactured in Moradabad city

Anil Dwivedi

Documentation, problems and detailed conservation plan of the few selected objects

Rohini Pande Ambekar

Scientific clearance at Augustine Complex

Varunika Saraf

Changing Art Markets.

To study late 19th and early 20th century paintings & drawings in the V&A, the British Library and other UK centres, as part of a study of changing art markets.

Shambwaditya Ghosh

Archaeological Collections Management

To undertake an internship on archaeological collection management and display at the LAARC of the Museum of London

N. Selvaraj

Study and documentation of the Sapthasthanam (seven sacred spaces) of Chhakavapalli in Thanjavur District

Nayana Milind Tadvalkar

A project to devise a "living tribal museum" in Thane.