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The Inlaks India Foundation invites applications for the selection of Inlaks Theatre Awards 2016. The deadline for receiving applications for the Award is October 1st 2015.

The Inlaks India Foundation has been involved in the identifying and supporting exceptional talent in various areas of study like humanities, sciences, social science, fashion design, visual arts, music and sports. The Foundation awards scholarships for outstanding students for higher studies abroad, as well as within the country. For the past several years, the Foundation has successfully supported theatre artistes within the country. This year again the Foundation will make awards in the field of Theatre.

The Foundation invites proposals from Indian citizens aged below 35 at the time of application, towards skill enhancement in the field of theatre. This could include attending training workshops, residencies or any other activity that the applicant deems appropriate for a maximum duration of one year. It should be noted that the Foundation does not cover tuition fee towards attending a full-time theatre programme in an institute.

Depending on the proposal and the length of the proposed programme, the Foundation will cover the fee (if any) for attending the programme, and provide an allowance of Rs. 10,000 per month for the duration of the programme, which should not exceed one year.

The applicant must send a letter from the mentor / institution under whom the applicant proposes to undergo the skill enhancement programme.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • The applicant should be a recent graduate / post-graduate from a leading Indian institute for theatre arts in India. Applicants not having a formal degree but possessing a record of high quality record of past achievements may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

  • The recipient should not hold a similar / government scholarship or award during the tenure of the Inlaks Theatre Award.

  • He / She should be below the age of 35 years on December 31st in the year of application.

  • Please state if you have you applied for Inlaks awards before if so mention the year you had applied.


How can you apply ?

  • An application on plain paper may be sent with details of name, educational qualifications, contact address, permanent address, and evidence of date of birth.

  • A brief essay giving details of present occupation and achievements to date. (Not more than 300 words).

  • A formal proposal of what training/workshop etc the applicant would like the award for. The applicant’s special need for the award and what he/she proposes to do with the award money. (Not more than 500 words)

  • If it is a workshop/training that the applicants intends to attend, details of the same as well as acceptance to that workshop/training must be submitted.

  • The time periods as well as the dates for any proposed training/workshop etc must be submitted with the proposal.

  • Letter of acceptance from Guru/ Guide / Institution under whom, the applicant intends to work.

  • Reference letters from three eminent theatre persons who can vouch for the applicant.

  • We will require 4 copies of the CD’s / DVD’s with a sample of the applicant’s work.

  • Detailed information about the Foundation may be downloaded from the website: The applications may be sent to the following address:

  • Inlaks India Foundation , 86 / 87, Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021 Tel : 22884351



Q1. What are the scholarships given in India ?
Ans. The Foundation gives the following scholarships/ awards in India:
1. Inlaks award of excellence at IIT’s
2. Inlaks Fine Arts award
3. Inlaks Music award
4. Inlaks Sports award
5. Inlaks Take-off Grants
6. Inlaks Theatre award
7. Inlaks Awards at FTII

Q2. Are loans also available for studies/training in India?
Ans. No. The Foundation does not have any provision for loans.

Q3. Is there any specific format of applications?
Ans. There is no specific format of application, you can apply along with your resume and support documents giving details of your intended study/project/proposal.


Terms and Conditions

About the Award :

  • For short-term awards (of three months or less) the amount awarded will be paid upfront and the mentor or institution will need to submit a letter certifying that the awardee attended and completed the programme for which the award was made.

  • For longer-term awards (of over three months) half the amount awarded will be paid at the beginning. The second installment will be paid at the midpoint of the term of the award on receipt of a progress report from the head of the institution, mentor, guide or guru under whom the applicant will be working.

  • The number of Awards could vary between 2-3, depending on the merit of the applications received.

  • The selection procedure will take place in two rounds. The written application and reference letters will be the major criterion for the first round. The short-listed applicants will then be expected to appear in front of the selection committee for an audition for the final selection.

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