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The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) is an arts, heritage conservation and humanities scholarship fund. It enables Indians in the early or middle stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping to achieve their artistic, professional or academic ambitions and make wider international contacts.

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: The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT)

Scholarships:

1. Long Term Awards in the Arts and Heritage Conservation:

Details: The awards, which are generally from 2-3 months up to a maximum of a year, cover accommodation and living costs in the UK, fees where they are payable and a contribution to international fares. CWIT does not support 2 year courses.

Eligibility: Candidates must

  • be Indian citizens living in India.

  • be aged between 25 and 38.

  • have a first degree or diploma or professional qualification in their specialization. CWIT prefers applicants with significant working experience.

  • not have received a CWIT grant within the last 5 years.

 

Selection Process: Interview

How to Apply
Applications should be made to your nearest British Council office with

  • the completed application form including a Statement of Purpose ( not more than 2 pages) stating clearly in detail what you want to do in the UK or which course you plan to follow and how you plan to put this to use on returning to India.

  • the Statement of Purpose is important and should be as clear and explicit as possible

  • IELTS Certificate (essential for unconditional acceptance on most UK courses)

  • evidence that you have been accepted unconditionally on the course, programme, attachment or internship for which you have applied, or that progress towards acceptance has been made

  • evidence of a good working knowledge of English

  • portfolio submission where appropriate in either CD/DVD or hard copy format

 

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Application Deadline: The application closes around November 

2. Visiting Fellowships:

Details: The fellowships cover a contribution to international fares and accommodation and living costs in the UK.

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • be Indian citizens living in India

  • be between 25 and 45 ( except for translator fellowships for which there is no upper age limit)

  • have completed postgraduate studies in their area of

    specialization

    and/or have between 5-7 years professional or academic experience

  • include a proposal stating clearly what they want to do at the host institution and how they plan to use the experience on return to India

  • not have had a CWIT grant for the previous 5 years

How to apply:
Apply individually to each of the colleges:

Application deadline: to be checked individually for each institute.

3. Short Research or Professional Visits:

Details: Every year CWIT offers 10 - 15 grants towards the costs in the UK of short  visits by academic research scholars and professionals working in the arts, heritage conservation and humanities. These grants are generally sufficient for visits of up to 3 weeks. Grants, currently up to £1000, are given at the discretion of the Secretary.

Eligibility: Applicants should

  • be Indian citizens living in India

  • be aged between 25 and 45

  • have a good knowledge of English

  • have completed their studies and have 4 or more years of research or professional experience in their specialization, or be in the final stages of doctoral research

  • state clearly what they want to do in the UK or which archive material they wish to consult

  • where relevant say if they have approached academic or professional contacts who have agreed to meet them

  • state how they plan to use the experience on return to India

  • not have received a CWIT grant in the previous 5 years

How to apply
Applications should be made directly to CWIT in London by e-mail cwit@btinternet.com. They should include:

  • a brief CV including both e-mail and postal address and photograph

  • name and contact details of an emergency contact in India.

  • a statement of what the candidate wants to do in the UK and for academic researchers what sources they wish to consult. Not more than 2-3 pages

  • an indication of the length of time the candidate plans to spend in UK

  • the names and e-mail addresses of two referees who know the candidate's work well. CWIT will take up references direct

  • an assurance that the candidate is within the eligible age range and haven’t received a grant from CWIT in the last 5 years

Application deadline: Applications close around December end

Note: There are two scholarships available to pay the fees for this residential school. One is for two 2 week modules (July August) of the course: ‘Text and Context: British and Irish literature from1900 to the Present’ and one for the three-week Creative Writing Course in August. For more information, including details of deadlines for applications for 2012 and an application form see the SUISS website. Applications and references for the literature course should be sent direct to SUISS. Both scholarships cover the course and accomodation fees : participants are expected to pay for their own travel  expenses and to make provision for their own spending money.


4. Grants for Doctoral studies:

Details: 3 or 4 grants a year are given to help Indian nationals doing doctorates at UK universities who are in their final year. Currently £1000 they are meant as a contribution towards completing the doctorate.

Eligibility: Applicants should

  • be Indian Citizens normally living in India

  • be between 25 and 38 years

  • have a good knowledge of English

  • be within sight of completing their doctoral studies at a UK university

  • not have received a CWIT grant in the last 5 years

  • be intending to return to study or work in India

How to apply:
Applications should be made by e-mail direct to CWIT in London

Applications should include

  • a brief CV including both your e-mail and postal address

  • a statement describing your doctoral research and saying when you will present your thesis

  • mention of any other grants you are receiving or for which you are applying

  • the names and e-mail addresses of two referees in the UK who know your work-your PhD supervisor could be one

  • an assurance that you are within the eligible age range and have not received a grant from CWIT in the last 5 years

Application Deadline: Applications close around December end

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