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Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research 2018-19

TNFCR Scheme for Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research 2018-19

Tagore National Fellowship 2018 – The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, invites nominations/applications for the award of 45 Fellowships and 75 Scholarships in the Scheme component of Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research (TNFCR) under the Scheme of Scholarship and Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture

The Scheme is open to both Indian and Foreign Nationals


Also See : Scholarships 2018


Details of Scholarship

Name of the Scheme

  • Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research



  • The duration of the Fellowship will be for a maximum period of two years



  • The Scheme has been introduced in order to strengthen various institutions under the Ministry of Culture (MoC) and other identified cultural institutions in the country, by encouraging scholars/academicians to affiliate themselves with these institutions to work on projects of mutual interest


Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholars who have sound academic or professional credentials and have made significant contribution to knowledge in their respective fields.
  • Those individuals who have publications in reputed and referred journals and books or persons with significant creative work in any field of art or culture.
  • Those selected as Tagore National Fellows have, therefore, to:
  • Be of highest standing in terms of research and years of experience;
  • Have a very impressive list of publications, that have found acceptability in the scholarly world;
  • Have past experience in dealing with the projects directly connected to the Nodal Institution and/or allied institutions


Value of Tagore National Fellowship

  • The scheme has two categories of Awards – Tagore National Fellows’ and ‘Tagore Research Scholars’. Under the first category selected candidates will be paid an honorarium of Rs.80000/- per month
  • Up to 15 awards are given in a year in this category. The selected candidates of the second category will be paid an honorarium of up to Rs.50000/- per month. Under this category up to 25 awards are given in a year
  • [For the batch year 2017-18, vacancies in the previous two batches – 2015-16 and 2016-17 have been included in order to clear the backlog]



  • Candidates may submit their application to any one of the Nodal Institutions of his/her choice depending upon the area of research proposed to be undertaken
  • The List of nodal institutions along with the other relevant details of the Scheme and application form are available on the website of this Ministry www.indiaculture.nic.in and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library – nehrumemorial.nic.in under the Scheme Head of the website
  • The applications should reach the Nodal Institutions on or before 22nd June 2018 (05.30 PM). Applications should not be sent to the Ministry of Culture or Nehru Memorial Museum and Library


Important Dates

  • Last Date to submit the Application Form is 22nd June 2018 (05.30 PM)

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