Charles Wallace Trust

SOAS Charles Wallace India Fellowship, How to Apply: 20-12-2013

Who the fellowship is for?
One fellowship is awarded annually by the Centre of South Asian Studies, SOAS and the Charles Wallace India Trust for students who have completed a PhD. Applicants must be an Indian national and be residing in India at the time the application is submitted. The fellowship will be awarded to those who would be ready to make the most of a short period of study and discussion at SOAS. Applications will be encouraged in particular from those scholars who have had no or little opportunity to do research outside India.

Who is eligible?
Indian citizens must be in the early to middle stage of their academic careers working in the fields of ‘India Studies’ (Arts or Humanities and Social Sciences) which are supported at SOAS. For a list of subjects please check the Taught Masters programmes on the SOAS website. Please note that Humanities and Social Science subjects which are not supported at SOAS will normally not be considered. Those who are already enrolled in any Higher Educational Institution in the United Kingdom (including SOAS) are not eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient English language ability, both written and spoken, to participate in discussions and use resource materials.

What is its value?
The Trust will contribute £500 towards an international fare and pay a living grant at the monthly rate of £1,300. The candidate must make their own travel arrangements. The £500 contribution will be paid to fellow on arrival in the UK by the Trust and the living grant will be paid through SOAS. Please note that it is the responsibility of the successful candidate to arrange accommodation within the limit of the budget.

The award will be made on the basis of academic merit and research potential. The Centre and the Trust reserve the right not to make an award in the event that no suitable application is received.

Notification of competition result
All applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of their application, generally by the end of October 2012. The successful candidate will also be notified by letter. If you have not heard from us by the end of October, please contact the Office Manager, Centres and Programmes Office.

How to apply
Application materials must be submitted in hard copy and in duplicate (except for letters of reference) by Friday, 31 August 2012.

Application forms can be downloaded from:

Or contact Ms Jane Savory

Telephone: (+44) 020 7898 4892

Closing date
The closing date is Friday, 31 August 2012 for the 2012/2013 fellowship beginning in the following January-March 2013. Applications which arrive after the 31 August 2012 will not be considered.

Charles Wallace Trust
The four Charles Wallace trusts support a number of other fellowship schemes and aid for postgraduate students. You can find further information and guidance by visiting their website which will give you access to information on the individual trusts: