Inlaks Research Travel Grants 2018

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Last updated on: 14-Sep-2018
EligibilityPhD applicants in Humanities and Social Sciences
AwardMultiple awards

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About the Program

Inlaks Research Travel Grants (IRTG) 2018 invites applications from students who have a confirmed registration in PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences at a recognised Indian university. The grant aims at assisting these students to undertake short-term visits to universities abroad to consult experts, use facilities and collect material. 
  • Inlaks Research Travel Grants 2018 DeadlineClosed
    An applicant must -
    • Be a citizen of India
    • Hold either a first-class bachelor's (honours) degree or a first class master's degree, preferably both
    • Have a confirmed registration in PhD programme in Humanities and Social Science at a recognised Indian Institute for at least two years but not more than four years.
    • Be below 35 years of age as on 31 December 2018 
    The grant offers financial support for a maximum period of 3 months at an institution/university/library abroad. The grant covers -
    • Airfare
    • Maintenance expenses
    • Funds for purchasing books and materials and making copies of relevant literature
    • The sample of written work in about 3000-5000 words on the subject of candidate's research. It should preferably be a draft containing full annotations, documentation and details like the reading list, surveys and other work done towards the thesis. 
    • Proof of communication with concerned persons or institutions abroad and having received a positive response. 
    • A written and signed statement from the applicant's supervisor stating his/her ability, focus and progress in the work done under his supervision, his/her need to go abroad and that he/she cannot manage funds from any other source. 
    • Two letters of reference out of which one should be from the supervisor. 
    • Two copies of application form 
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship online through following steps -
    Step 1: Visit the official notification
    Step 2: Click on "Download Application Form" to download the form. 
    Step 3: Fill in all required details in the form. 
    Step 4: Attach all supporting documents. 
    Step 5: Post the duly filled application form along with supporting attachments to the address given below -
    86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021


Important Dates

Last date for receiving applications - 8 October 2018
Shortlisting of candidates for interview - By November 2018
Final interview - November or December 2018


Selection Criteria
The students will be selected for the grant through a two-stage selection procedure that includes -
  • Shortlisting of candidates on the basis of the written record submitted by them. 
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to go through a personal interview for the final selection. 
Important documents
Terms and Conditions
  • The grant awarded to students must be utilised within the nine months of the date of award.
  • The students are required to furnish the evidence of major expenses like library fees, lodging, buying books, etc. 
  • All material (including books, copies, instrument, etc.) collected by the candidates will become the property of his/her institution for wider use by future scholars. 
  • All such material should contain a statement regarding the support received from Inlaks Research Travel Grant.
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Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation
86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

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