KCL-Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowships-Call for Applications:

King’s India Institute is delighted to announce the call for applications to the King’s - Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowship 2014-15. Awarded by the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) and the King’s India Institute, one biennial award will be made to an early to mid career India-based scholar from 2014-15. The Visiting Fellowship is restricted to the fields of Arts, Humanities and Heritage & Conservation.  Preference will be given to those who have had little or no prior experience of conducting research outside India. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the CWIT Visiting Fellowship should have completed their PhD and have been in full-time employment at a university or equivalent research institution in India. Applicants should be Indian nationals and residing in India at the time of application. The fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other award. Applicants must state if they have been made any other grant or awaiting result of other grant applications. 

Details of the award

The selected fellow will spend three months to coincide with one term at King’s College London (September – December, January – March, April – June) in 2014-15. The Fellowship will include £550 towards return airfare and £1300 per month as living expenses. Accommodation can be arranged through King’s College halls of residence. The CWIT Fellow will be provided a working space at the India Institute and will have access to standard library, internet and office resources as other members of the faculty. 


The Fellowship is awarded towards developing their research. The CWIT Fellow will be expected to contribute to the vibrant research environment at the India Institute and present a seminar in the weekly senior seminar series. They will be encouraged to develop research collaborations with the core and affiliate faculty of the India Institute. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

(i) CV

(ii) Research proposal (up to 3000 words)

(iii) Statement about their plan of work during the Fellowship and why King’s India Institute is best suited for their proposed research

(iv) One writing sample (published or unpublished)

(v) Two letters of recommendation* 

The last date for the receipt of applications is 30 November 2013. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

* It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that the referees send their letters by the last date to the email address above.)

All materials must be submitted electronically at CWIT-KII@kcl.ac.uk.  

Announcement of Award

Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by Skype in late January. All candidates will be informed about the final result by email by March 2014. 

For any queries, contact Dr Kriti Kapila (kriti.kapila@kcl.ac.uk)