Inlaks Research Travel Grants
The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation has been supporting innovative work in research and scholarship for more than three decades. The grant is aimed at assisting registered PhD students of Indian universities to undertake short-term visits to universities abroad to collect material, use facilities and consult experts. The grant offers financial support for a maximum of three months at a university/institution/ library abroad. The grant will cover discounted air fare, maintenance expenses at a modest rate, funds for buying material and books, and making copies of relevant literature.
Eligibility: The applicants must hold confirmed PhD registration for at least two years but for not more than four years; have a first class degree at either bachelor’s (Honours) or master’s level, preferably both; and be under 35 years of age as on December 31 of the year of applying.
How to apply: The forms may be downloaded from the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation website along with a sample of written work (3000-5000 words) on the subject of the candidate’s research. This should preferably be a draft (with full annotation and documentation) of a chapter of the PhD thesis along with details regarding the reading list, surveys, or any other work done towards the thesis. Evidence of having communicated with concerned persons or institutions abroad and having received a positive response. A written and signed statement from the applicant’s supervisor stating: The candidate’s ability, focus and progress in the work done under her/his supervision; the candidate’s need to go abroad, that the funds for the visit cannot be obtained from any other source. The forms and other enclosures must be sent by post to the following address: 86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021.
Last date to apply: September 30, 2011