Charles Wallace India Trust

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Drama and Theatre Arts, Heritage, History of Art
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 31/12/2019 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) is an arts, heritage conservation and humanities scholarship fund. It was established in 1981 and funded from the estate of Charles William Wallace.

Wallace was born in Calcutta in 1855 and died in London in 1916. His business interests in India and South Asia flourished and he believed his modest fortune should benefit the people among whom he had made it. For nearly thirty years CWIT has offered scholarships and grants for Indians working in these fields to spend time in the UK.

CWIT offers a few grants to Indian students in the final stages of their doctorates at UK universities.

Value of Award

Amounts are modest - usually £500-£600 - and are intended to help fill funding gaps.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should be:

  • Studying in fields covered by CWIT.
  • Be Indian citizens domiciled in India and who are returning to India on completion of their studies.
  • Between 25-38 years of age.
  • Not in receipt of a CWIT grant in previous 5 years.

How to Apply

Apply direct to CWIT in London by e-mail, providing the following information:

  • a brief CV and Statement of Purpose i.e why you want the grant
  • the names and e-mail addresses of two referees who know your work
  • an assurance that you expect to return to India to pursue a career there
  • details of any other grants for which you are applying.

All applications have to be sent to Charles Wallace India Trust email address:

Applications for Grants towards final year of Doctoral studies session 2020-21 are now closed.


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