CWIT gives around 15 grants each year for short-term research (usually around three weeks). These grants are primarily for academic researchers, however, professionals working in the arts or conservation sectors may also apply. From 2022 we are no longer accepting emailed applications. Please refer to the CWIT website page here, check the guidelines carefully before you apply. Only applications submitted online via the CWIT website before 17.00 hours (IST) on 28 February 2022 will be considered eligible. Successful applicants will be awarded a one-off grant of £1,500 towards the costs of their short stay in the UK.
The grants are payable on arrival in the UK and do not cover international fares
Please note researchers planning to use libraries like the British Library can often prepare extensively from on line sources thus maximizing their use of time in the UK. Those with questions about material held in the Oriental and India Office Collection at the British Library should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are welcome from those doing archival research, consulting colleagues or preparing for publication. Preference is given to postdoctoral applicants though applicants in the later stages of their doctorates will also be considered.
Applicants planning to stay in the UK for longer than three weeks will need to supplement the CWIT grant from other sources e.g a grant from the Indian Council for Historical Research.
Applications for Charles Wallace India Trust short term research grant are now closed.
History, literature, archaeology, history of art, philosophy, performing and creative arts
Fields not covered:
Management, science, economics, law, development studies, anthropology, contemporary international relations, publishing
This in an illustrative list,intended as a guide. If you are doubtful about eligibility please ask.