The Sahapedia - UNESCO Fellowships 2017

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EligibilityPost-doctoral scholars, doctoral scholars, post-graduates and graduates
AwardUp to INR 40,000

About the Program


Sahapedia invites applications for Sahapedia Project Fellowship (SPF) and Sahapedia Research Fellowship (SRF) under the Sahapedia - UNESCO Fellowship 2017 program. The core objective of the fellowship is to provide students, enthusiasts, and scholars an opportunity to engage with cultural heritage and follow their pursuit of knowledge systems of India. 

  • The Sahapedia - UNESCO Fellowships 2017

    To be eligible for the fellowship, a candidate must -

    • Be a Post-doctoral scholar, Ph.D. scholar, Post-graduate and Graduate.
    • Have an expertise in the area or domain being applied for.
    How can you apply?

    In order to apply for the fellowship, a candidate need to adopt the following application process -

    Step 1: Click here to open the application form.

    Step 2: Fill in all necessary details.

    Step 3: Upload required documents.

    Step 4: Finally submit the duly filled form along with uploaded documents.

    Note: The applicants also need to send the required documents either through email-  

    Or by post to –


    C-1/22, Ground Floor,
    SDA (Safdarjung Development Area),
    New Delhi - 110016
Terms and Conditions

Documents Required

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A proposal of not more than 400 words
  • A writing sample (previously written essay)


Sahapedia Project Fellow (SPF):

  • The Project Fellow shall coordinate the contribution of different kinds of multimedia content revolving around a particular theme.
  • The module to be created on the theme could be in the format of one core article, a couple of allied articles, an image gallery and/or video recording, interviews and quick facts, for instance. 
  • The project taken up is expected to be fulfilled in the period of 12 weeks.

Sahapedia Research Fellow (SRF):

  • The Research Fellow position is meant for both academic engagement and primary fieldwork and documentation. The Research Fellow shall submit a minimum of three or four elements surrounding one or multiple topics.
  • The deliverables for scholars and fieldworkers could involve, for instance, interviews with other scholars or practitioners, review of scholarship, interview discussing key issues of the topic, overview or introductory material or primary multi media documentation on the topic. 
  • Students and young researchers could potentially work on the documentation process (through field photos/videos, plans, sketches, and the like), transcription and translation of interviews, and/or compilation of quick facts (like filmographies, compositions, choreographies, etc.). 
  • The tasks taken up are ideally to be completed in the period of 8 weeks.


The SPF shall be granted an award of INR 40,000 and the SRF an award of INR 15,000. Once the deliverables have been fixed for individual Fellows, a detailed plan is to be drafted for submission, including an expenditure plan. The first installment (20%) of the award will be paid after the approval of the plan. The subsequent installments shall be paid on completion of specific elements in the assignment plan.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by November, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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