Tagore National Fellowship/Scholarship for Cultural Research.

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India invites online applications from the eligible applicants for the scheme of fellowships and scholarships under the program of Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research.

The main objective of this fellowship and scholarship scheme is to give strength and reinvigorate various cultural institutions of India by supporting scholars to affiliate themselves with these cultural institutions to work on different projects of their interest.

The scheme envisages two categories of awards. The first category is of Tagore national fellowship to be paid an honorarium of Rs.80,000/- per month and up to 15 awards will be given in a year.

The second category will be the Tagore research scholarship to be paid an honorarium of Rs.50,000/- and under this category, up to 25 awards will be given in a single year.

Kindly note that the unfilled positions, in both the categories of fellowship and scholarship, during the last year will be carried forward to the next year and added to the maximum strength of 15 and 25 respectively.

The fellowship scheme is open for Indian nationals as well as foreign citizens. Eligible fellows who can give the time of 2 years for the resource-based project may apply at any time during the academic year to the concerned nodal institution.

Tagore fellowship once awarded the applicants may not apply again under this scheme, either from the same or different institution. The amount of the fellowship may be provided on a monthly basis to each candidate by the Nodal Institution.

The selected candidates will be eligible for a 30% accommodation allowance of his usual pay, including honorarium paid, subject to produce of rent receipts.


Tagore Fellowship Details:

  • Organization: The Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  • Scholarship Name: Tagore National Fellowship/Scholarship for Cultural Research
  • Website: www.indiaculture.nic.in
  • Academic Year: 2021-22
  • Phone Number: 01124642157
  • Email Address: scholar-culture@nic.in
  • Address: Section Officer (S & F, Ministry of Culture), Puratatava Bhawan, 2nd Floor, D-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110023.

Fellowship Duration:

The fellowship duration will be for a period of 2 years. The application should reach the nodal institutions on or before the last date. The scheme, mode of application, and other relevant details are available on the website of the ministry of culture www.indiaculture.nic.in.

How to Apply for Tagore Fellowship: 

Applicants may submit their applications to any one of the nodal institutions of his/her choice depending upon the area of research proposed to be undertaken on a plain paper along with other required documents including one full-page synopsis of the work they wanted to do.

Applicants should also provide 2 referees along with their contact information. The candidates must submit a declaration form stating that if he/she selected for the fellowship, they will complete the fellowship project.

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