Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships 2022


The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships can be availed by meritorious Indian students studying in universities in the UK, the US and in other European countries. The Program provides grants, awards, and scholarships to students doing full-time Masters, M.Phil   degree courses. 

Deadline: 15 February 2022 - 31 March 2022
Level : Full-time Masters, M.Phil Courses. 
Financing : USD 100,000 Towards tuition fees/travel expenses.  
Typical Programs and courses that have been awarded scholarships :
Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Art, Law, Theatre, Dance ,Sports, Architecture, Math, Sciences Environment and related subjects
  • The Foundation does not give scholarships in the following subjects: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music and Film Animation
  • However, in the case of Imperial College (London), scholarships will be given for Engineering and Computer Science
  • In the field of Music, only applications for Western Classical singing degrees will be considered
  • Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships are categorized into two types: University Courses and Specific Programs.
  • The foundation covers each recipient’s tuition fees as well as other expenses like living and travel costs.
  • The scholarship amount is given just once and the Foundation does not allocate more than USD 100,000.
  • Eligible candidates must be below the age of 30 years to apply for the different scholarship programs.
  • Shortlisted candidates are required to attend two interview sessions.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be an Indian citizen, and residing in India for at least six months at the time of application. In addition to this, all suitable candidates for Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships must fulfill the following requirements:

  • No candidate should be over the age of 30 years
  • Hold a first-class undergraduate degree from a recognized university in India
  • International university graduates must have stayed in India for two years before applying.
  • Have fulfilled all the admission requirements of the chosen coursework.

Also, the applicant must NOT hold a master’s degree from an international university. The applicant must also not have already begun a postgraduate degree course abroad at the time of application.

Fellowship Specific Eligibility Requirements

Each fellowship has some specific eligibility criteria. The following section discusses the criteria of all the fellowships individually:

1. Inlaks Fine Arts Awards

  • Completed graduation or post-graduation from any esteemed Indian institution.
  • Final year visual arts students are also eligible.
  • If you don’t have a formal degree in visual arts, you must have prior experience in hosting art exhibitions.

2. Inlaks Fellowship for Indian Classical Music

  • Must have some formal training in Indian classical music.

3. Inlaks Theatre Awards

  • The candidate must be below the age of 35.
  • Completed graduate or postgraduate degree from any recognized Indian University.
  • Candidates who do not have a formal degree will be considered based on their notable past achievements.

4. Inlaks Research Travel Grant

  • The candidate must be below the age of 35.
  • Must have either a first-class in Masters degree or a first-class in bachelors (honors) degree
  • Those who have attained a first-class in both graduation and postgraduation will be given preference.
  • Must have a confirmed Ph.D. program registration in Humanities and Social Science at any recognized Indian institute for a minimum period of two years but not exceeding four years.


Apart from the above-mentioned scholarships, the Foundations also gives internships, fellowships, grants, and awards under Inlaks Ravi Sankaran Programme, AAA Artist Grant, Film, and Television Awards, Sports Awards, etc.

Rewards Under Inlaks Scholarship

The following rewards will be given to the selected candidates under Inlaks Scholarship

  • The selected students will get the scholarship of Amount USD 1,00,000
  • This amount will cover the tuition fees, living costs, one way flight ticket and health allowance
  • If the cost exceeds USD 1,00,000 then the candidate must submit the evidence to cover the rest of the cost.


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