Scheme for the award of fellowships to outstanding persons in the field of culture

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November 8, 2016
Scheme of Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research
November 8, 2016

Scheme for the award of fellowships to outstanding persons in the field of culture

A review of Government efforts in the fields of creative arts revealed that while academicians, scientists had scope for independent work both in an institutional frame-work through fellowships instituted by the University Grants Commission, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, there was no scheme which provides similar facilities and opportunities in the fields of creative arts or for revival of some of our traditional forms of art.

About the fellowship

 The government has initiated this fellowship for undertaking research oriented projects. The applicant should provide evidence of his/her capabilities in undertaking the project.

The Fellowships are not intended for providing training, conducting workshops, seminars or documenting memoirs/or writing autobiographies, fiction, etc.


  • Applicant for senior Fellowship should not be the recipient of pension from Ministry of Culture under the scheme for grant of financial assistance to artistes in indigent circumstances.
  • An applicant should not have availed of the same fellowship earlier. However an applicant who had been awarded a Junior Fellowship can apply for a Senior Fellowship, provided 5 years have elapsed after the closure of the earlier project.
  • Graduation is the minimum educational qualification for applicants in the fields/areas listed in Para II (b) of the Scheme.

 Fellowship Highlight

In addition, there could be a one-time grant up to maximum of Rs. 20,000/- or 50% of the cost of the publication, whichever is less, for publication of selected Project documents.This will be restricted to 20% of the awardees.

 Duration:2 Years


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