Open Call for CWIT Scholarships (India)

Open Call for CWIT Scholarships (India)

Deadline: 16-Jan-23

Applications are now open for the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) Scholarships program.

Every year CWIT offers up to two long term awards. These scholarships are for artists (all disciplines) and usually cover 10 months (the taught MA programme). The scholarships are very competitive and each year the grants panel has a tough job trying to identify the people who are likely to benefit the most. The scholarships are for artists and heritage professionals aged between 28–38 years and enables them to gain expertise in their chosen fields through postgraduate study (one year course) at a UK university.

Fields Of Study

CWIT covers the following Arts and Heritage Conservation fields of study:

  • Arts
    • Visual Arts
    • Performance, e.g. Dance, Drama, Music, Directing
    • Film – including Script Writing and Direction
    • Photography
    • Design (but not Architecture)
    • Curating
    • Art History
  • Heritage Conservation
    • Conservation architecture
    • Management of heritage projects or sites
    • Conservation of materials such as timber, stone, metal (including metal structures, armour and artefacts), paintings, photographs and film. Internships for painting conservators are sometimes hosted at the Tate conservation department.
    • Conservation of landscape
    • Management of museums and collections
    • Engineering, in relation to conservation of heritage buildings and structures
Funding Information
  • CWIT grant includes: accommodation and living costs in the UK and a contribution of £700 towards the international travel costs.
  • Very occasionally, a grant may be awarded to an individual who has designed their own professional development programme (through one or more modular courses), outside of a university setting and these are usually for between 3 to 6 months. We encourage Artists and Makers who wish to explore new techniques for example in the field of ceramics, to apply in this way.
  • CWIT grant does not include: travel costs within India; UK visa costs; or the costs of obtaining a valid IELTS certificate. Successful candidates will also need to arrange the appropriate level of insurance cover for travel and medical emergencies.
Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should:

  • Be an Indian citizen living in India
  • Be aged between 28 and 38
  • Have not received a CWIT grant within the last five years
  • Have a first degree, diploma or professional qualification in their specialization. CWIT prefers applicants with significant working experience

For more information, visit CWIT.

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