The CCRT is implementing partially the scheme titled “The Fellowship Scheme for the Award of Fellowship to outstanding persons in the Field of Culture”. Under this Scheme 200 each of Junior and Senior Fellows are selected every year. Awardees are paid grant money @ ₹ 10,000/- and ₹ 20,000/- per month respectively for a period of two years. The focus of this scheme is on “in-depth study/research” in various facets of culture. These include new emerging areas of Cultural Studies.
Advertisement is given in Employment news as well as leading newspapers of the States/UT’s in English, Hindi and Vernacular languages for the Fellowship Scheme as per the instructions of S&F section, MoC.
Applicant for senior Fellowship should not be the recipient of pension from Ministry of Culture under the scheme for grant of financial assistance to artistes in indigent circumstances.
An applicant should not have availed of the same fellowship earlier. However an applicant who had been awarded a Junior Fellowship can apply for a Senior Fellowship, provided 5 years have elapsed after the closure of the earlier project.
Graduation is the minimum educational qualification for applicants in the fields/areas listed in Para II (b) of the Scheme uploaded on Ministry of Culture website i.e. www.indiaculture.nic.in.
1. Applications for award for Fellowship will be invited every year, through advertisement. Applicants are required to submit online applications on the Website of the Ministry i.e. www.indiaculture.nic.in. or CCRT i.e. www.ccrtindia.gov.in
2. If the applicants are employed in Central/State Government Departments/Institutions/Undertaking/University etc., they will have to take leave for a period of 2 years for the period of the Fellowship. They should submit their fellowship applications through the head of Department/Institution/ Undertaking/University etc. with the written assurance that in case the fellowship is sanctioned, the candidate will be granted leave for the duration of the Fellowship. The first installment of the Fellowship will be released on production of proof of leave sanctioned, in addition to other conditions as applicable.
3. An Expert-Committee comprising experts in different fields will be constituted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, which would in the first stage examine all applications and shortlist the most meritorious among them for eventual selection of the required number of Fellows in different fields/areas.
4. Short-listed Junior Fellowship candidates will be called for an interview/talk by the Expert Committee who will then select the most meritorious candidates up to the required number of Junior Fellowships in different fields/areas. No such interview/talk would be necessary in the case of Senior Fellowships.