Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships for Long Term Award

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships for Long Term Award

Conducted By : The British Council
February 28 2018   Scholarship   Undergraduate, Post Graduate   India
 About Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships for Long Term Award
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship is an English Charity Fund that enables Indians in the early to mid-stages of their careers to spend time in the UK.
  • This scholarship is provided by the Charles Wallace India Trust (through an agreement between the Indian and the British Government), established in 1981.
  • Every year CWIT offers up to 10 long-term awards, aiming at giving early to mid-career practitioners a chance to study or gain wider experience and exposure. The balance between Arts and Heritage Conservation varies from year to year depending on demand and performance at interview.
  • The awards, which are generally from 2–3 months up to a maximum of a year, cover accommodation and living costs in the UK, fees and a contribution to international fares. CWIT does not support two-year courses.
  • The scholarship is named after Charles Wallace, a British businessman and entrepreneur who born in Calcutta, India in 1855 and after making provision for his family he left his estate to be divided between the British Treasury & the Treasury of British India.
  • Through Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship, awardees get an opportunity to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.
  • In over 30 years, Charles Wallace India Trust has made around 3000 grants to benefit Indian students in order to widen their experience or get exposure in their preferred areas of study in the UK.
  • Eligibility:
    • Nationality: Indian Citizen residing within the geographical limits of India
    • Educational Qualification: Should have a first degree, diploma or professional qualification in their specialization
    • Age Criteria:  Should be aged between 25-38 years
    • Should not have received a CWIT grant within the last five years
    • CWIT does not support two years courses under this scholarship. 

Following areas of Study are covered under the Charles WallaceLong Term Awards

  • Visual Arts
  • Performance, e.g. Dance, Drama, Music, Directing
  • Film - including Script Writing and Direction
  • Photography
  • Design (but not Architecture)
  • Curating
  • Art History.

Heritage Conservation

  • Conservation architecture
  • Management of heritage projects or sites
  • Conservation of materials such as timber, stone, metal including metal structures, armor, paintings, photographs, and film
  • Conservation of landscape
  • Management of museums and collections.
 Reward Description

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship Rewards:

  • A total of 10 long-term awards will be offered and selected candidates will get an opportunity to study or gain wider experience in the UK in the chosen areas of study.
  • This course is available for Arts and Heritage Conservation varies.
  • Awards will be for 2-3 months of UK study up to a maximum of a year along with the accommodation & living costs in the UK, fees where they are payable at and performance at interview.
 Application Process

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship Application Process:

  • Applications for the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships can be submitted only in hard copy at the nearest British Council Center. British Council offices in India are present in 9 cities.
  • Candidates must submit the application form with a statement of purpose in which they have to mention the details about the course which they want to follow, what they want to do in the UK and what are their plans to use the experience of the scholarship after coming back to India.

Interested applicants can download the application form. The Applications for 2018-2019 are closed now.

 Selection Process
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship Selection Process

Selection procedure for the scholarship comprises two steps:

  • Shortlisting will be done after evaluating the applications received by the British Council.
  • Selected candidates will be called for an interview in late February 2018, in Delhi.
  • Interview duration- 30 minutes

Note: Applicants having the significant work experience will be given preference during the selection procedure.

Essential criteria for availing the scholarship

  • An IELTS certificate( International English Language Testing System)
  • Evidence of unconditional acceptance on the course, program, attachment or internship for which you have applied, or evidence of progress towards acceptance.
  • Portfolio submission where appropriate in either CD/DVD or hard copy format.
 Contact Details
  • British Council Bengaluru Address:
    Prestige Takt 23,
    Kasturba Road Cross
    Bengaluru 560 001
  • Fax: +91 80 2224 0767

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