Every year CWIT offers up to 10 long term awards, aiming at giving early to mid career practitioners a chance to study or gain wider experience and exposure. The balance between Arts and Heritage Conservation varies from year to year depending on demand and performance at interview.

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 and a contribution to international fares. CWIT does not support two year courses.

Applications for the Charles Wallace India Trust Awards for the session 2017-18 are now open.

The deadline for Charles Wallace India Trust long term awards is 30 November 2016.

Application forms will be accepted in hard copy only and can be submitted to the nearest British Council centre.

Please note: Since the London School of Performing Arts (LISPA) has now moved its courses to Berlin CWIT will no longer offer scholarships to attend them. We have agreed to reconsider if LISPA move their course back to London.

 Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their applications and successful ones will be invited to the British Council for an interview in New Delhi in late February 2017.

 

 

Eligibility

The applicant should:

  • be an Indian citizen living in India
  • be aged between 25 and 38
  • have a first degree, diploma or professional qualification in their specialization. CWIT prefers applicants with significant working experience
  • have not received a CWIT grant within the last five years.

CWIT covers the following Arts and Heritage Conservation fields of study:

Arts

  • Visual Arts
  • Performance, e.g. Dance, Drama, Music, Directing
  • Film - including Script Writing and Direction
  • Photography
  • Design (but not Architecture)
  • Curating
  • Art History.

Heritage Conservation

  • Conservation architecture
  • Management of heritage projects or sites
  • Conservation of materials such as timber, stone, metal including metal structures, armour, paintings, photographs and film ( internships for painting conservators are sometimes hosted at the TATE conservation department- enquiries to metal structures, armour, paintings, photographs and film ( internships for painting conservators are sometimes hosted at the TATE conservation department- enquiries to conservation.enquiries@tate.org.uk
  • Conservation of landscape
  • Management of museums and collections.

Application Guidelines

Applications for the Charles Wallace India Trust Awards for the session 2017-18 is now open.

The deadline for Charles Wallace India Trust long term awards is 30 November 2016.

Application forms will be accepted in hard copy only and can be submitted to the nearest British Council centre.

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

You will also need:

  • An IELTS Certificate (essential for unconditional acceptance for most UK courses).
  • Evidence of unconditional acceptance on the course, programme, attachment or internship for which you have applied, or evidence of progress towards acceptance.

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

Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their applications and will be invited to the British Council for an interview in New Delhi in late February 2017. The panels of Indian experts are chaired by CWIT. Results of the interviews are announced in early April.