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Ministry of Culture, Government of India Fellowships: Apply by Oct 10

By: Kanchan Yadav | 26 Sep 2017 6:08 PM

Ministry of Culture Fellowship

CCRT under the Ministry of Culture invites on-line applications from Indian Nationals for the award of Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the field of Culture for two consecutive years i.e. 2016-17 & 2017-18. These Fellowships are awarded for undertaking research oriented projects. While both the academic research and performance related research are encouraged, the applicant should provide evidence of his/her capabilities in undertaking the project.

It may be noted that these Fellowships are not intended for providing training, conducting workshops, seminars or documenting memoirs or writing autobiographies, fiction, etc. It is not a monthly remuneration/stipend or pension to the artistes, but a project-based award.

Number of Fellowships 

  • 200 Junior Fellowships for each financial year having a value of Rs. 10,000/- per month  for artistes in the age group of 25- 40 years
  • 200 Senior Fellowships for each financial year having a value of Rs. 20,000/- per month for artistes in the age group of above 40 years

will be awarded for a maximum period of two years.

Hence applications are invited for 400 Fellowships (Four Hundred).

Age will be reckoned as on 1st April, 2016 for the years 2016-17 & 1st April, 2017 for the year 2017-18.

An applicant for the Junior Fellowship should never have availed of Junior Fellowship in any of the fields earlier.

The applicant should never have availed of the Senior Fellowship in any of the fields earlier. However, an applicant who had been awarded a Junior Fellowship can apply for a Senior Fellowship, provided 5 years have elapsed after the closure of the earlier project.

Graduation is the minimum educational qualification for applicants in the fields/areas listed in para II (b) of the Scheme (but not for the fields/areas listed in para II (a) of the Scheme).

Application Procedure:

Apply online at this page.

Please read the instructions given here carefully before filling up the online form.

In case, where final and six monthly Project Reports are proposed to be submitted in a language other than English/Hindi, the applicants may give the 500 – words project synopsis in English/Hindi translation or send a print out of the application form along with project synopsis in the chosen language, to the Director, CCRT, 15A, Sector-7, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075.

Last date: 10 October, 2017.


For any technical queries with respect to online application, please contact

In case of any query related to eligibility, etc., please contact CCRT, through email at or on Telephone Number 011-25309334, 25309352.

For more details, please visit this link or view the programme brochure given here.


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Kanchan Yadav

The author is a final year law student from Calcutta who takes her subject seriously and passionately. Spends most of her time online, with dozens of browser tabs open at a time. Is a bookworm, pop-culture geek, and a foodie. Willing to work for pizza.

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