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Geddes Scholarship 2016

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AwardUp to Rs. 45,000/-
EligibilityGraduate, Post Graduate research level study in Town Planning and Architecture
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Head Office    

Sanskriti Foundation    
C-11, Qutab Institutional Area    
New Delhi-110 016    
Phones: 91 11 2696 3226, 2652 7077    
Fax: 91 11 2685 3383    

Sanskriti Kendra / Sanskriti Museums    
Mehrauli Gurgaon Road,    
New Delhi - 110047    
Phones: 91-11-26501796, 26501125, 64675041    
Telefax: 91-11-26501972    

What is Geddes Scholarship 2016?

The Sanskriti Foundation invites applications for its annual Geddes Scholarship for the study of the methodology and principles of Geddes town planning from students of planning and architecture/young professionals. 

Sanskriti has also expanded the scope by including other institutions, like schools who would be interested in sensitizing school children at a time when they are reading history and social sciences. By way of a School Project, incorporating Geddes’ ideas, children will be introduced to the concepts of architecture and town planning.

The scholarship has been instituted in the joint memory of Patrick Geddes and his son Arthur Geddes, both of whom had a long association with India. The work of Patrick Geddes continues to serve as a catalyst for today’s sustainable city movement. Patrick Geddes spent almost a decade in India after coming out during the First World War. He was impressed by India’s urban centers, and what he saw as a spirit of harmony between architecture, water-bodies, public spaces and trees.

The objective of the scholarship is to promote and advance interest in and understanding of Patrick Geddes’ principles of town planning. This scholarship will provide an opportunity to create awareness among young planners and architects of Geddes’ principle of ‘place, work, and folk’.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The scholarship is only open to Indian Nationals in the age group of 20 to 30.The applicant must be a student of planning and architecture at a graduate/postgraduate/research level from a recognized university or institution and /or young practicing professionals. The applicants can be an individual or can be a collaborative work of a group of individuals.

How can you apply ?

Interested Candidates should send a two page CV. The Full postal and telephonic contact details together with E-mail id should be submitted to facilitate contact. The proposal should not merely be a compilation of reports but should contain a well researched proposal which would advance the application of the Geddes ideas, a plan of action including field visits and the availability of archival material relevant to that study. A bibliography of the reports, websites browsed should accompany the proposal.

The proposal can also focus on a section of the city/mohalla. The applicant has to expose the methodology of diagnostic survey and conservative surgery as a visible strategic option for the renewal of cities in India.

Priority will be given to such proposals which traces and advances the relevance of Geddes’ ideas and work The project proposal should be written in 1500 words with reference to the specific city /section/mohalla.

The names and contact addresses/telephones of two referees should also be sent. The application should bear the title ‘Sanskriti – Geddes Scholarship ’on the envelope if sent by post on head office address and in the subject line if e-mailed on

Applications are accepted round the year for the next year's fellowship.


Can fresh graduates and post graduates apply for the Fellowships ?
No, all the Fellowships require some experience in the chosen field of study. For further details please refer to the Fellowship schemes.

Terms and Conditions

The applicant will have to sign an agreement with Sanskriti Pratishthan pertaining to a regular flow of work during the scholarship period. The candidate should not be holding another scholarship/fellowship or working on any other project at the same time. In the event of non-completion and non-compliance to any of the terms and conditions mentioned above the scholarship amount must be returned.

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