Fellowship for Indians in the field of Every discipline the sciences as well as the humanities and writers, journalists, artists and civil servants in India -2011
Study Subject:Every discipline
Employer: Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
Level:exceptionally talented persons to devote themselves with freedom to their creative work for a period of two years.
Scholarship Description:The Fellowships are open to scholars in every discipline – the sciences as well as the humanities – and also to categories of people not normally covered by existing schemes such as writers, journalists, artists and civil servants – for undertaking not only projects of highly sophisticated and technical subjects but also for study in depth of current problems relevant to the India of today. The only criterion is that they should possess proven capacity for outstanding work and a real desire to pursue a creative project, exploring new possibilities in their chosen field. As Jawaharlal Nehru said, “Man today, as never before in human history, has to live with change as a permanent partner in his activities and his Institutions.” This applies even to the most brilliant scholars, who frequently need periods which they can devote entirely to the enrichment of their intellectual capital, particularly in view of the speed with which every discipline is developing in this nuclear age. The Fellowship is tenable for two years and carries a monthly stipend of Rs. 60,000/-, which is exempt from Income Tax u/s 10(17A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. In addition, actual expenses on secretarial assistance, traveling and other contingencies are met by the Fund subject to a ceiling of Rs. 50,000/- per annum.
Those in Government service, either in a State or at the Centre, should send their applications through proper channel, with advance copy (in triplicate) to the Fund.If the Fellowship is not availed of within six months from the date of announcement, the award will be deemed to have been withdrawn.
Scholarship Application Deadline:The Fellowship Scheme is a continuing one and there is no last date for receipt of applications.