The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund offers one Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship every year. It is open to scholars in every discipline – the sciences as well as the humanities – and also to categories of people not normally covered by existing schemes such as writers, journalists, artists and civil servants – for undertaking not only projects of highly sophisticated and technical subjects but also for study in depth of current problems relevant to the India of today. The only criterion is that they should possess proven capacity for outstanding work and a real desire to pursue a creative project, exploring new possibilities in their chosen field. As Jawaharlal Nehru said, “Man today, as never before in human history, has to live with change as a permanent partner in his activities and his Institutions”.This applies even to the most brilliant scholars, who frequently need periods which they can devote entirely to the enrichment of their intellectual capital, particularly in view of the speed with which every discipline is developing in this nuclear age. The Fellowship is open to Indian citizens and Fellows have complete freedom to work at places of his/her choice within India.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Fellows are chosen by a Selection Committee consisting of distinguished persons in different fields of human endeavor. The Selection Committee strives to maintain the highest standards of excellence and the widest possible spectrum of creative talent while making its final selection.
Each Fellowship is tenable for two years and carries a monthly stipend of Rs.1,00,000/-, (one lakh) which is exempt from Income Tax u/s 10(17A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. In addition, actual expenses on secretarial assistance, traveling and other contingencies are met by the Fund subject to a ceiling of Rs.75,000/- per annum.
How to apply for a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship
Applicants may send their particulars, under the following headings to Secretary, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti House, New Delhi 110 001.
Bio-data, along with details of original work.
Experience in the field of specialization.
The project proposed to be undertaken (A synopsis typed in double space is not more than a thousand words)
A copy of recent passport size photograph.
Those in Government service, either in a State or at the Centre, should send their applications through proper channel. The Fellowship Scheme is a continuing one and there is no last date for receipt of applications.
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