Senior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons In The Field Of Culture 2023

Senior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the field of Culture (For the year 2022-23: Only Online Applications will be entertained. Please go through the Scheme and instructions carefully before filling up the Application Form.

CCRT under the Ministry of Culture invites on-line applications from Indian Nationals for the award of Senior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the field of Culture for the year 2022-23.

These Fellowships are awarded for undertaking research-oriented projects. While both the academic research and performance-related research are encouraged, the applicant should provide evidence of his/her capabilities in undertaking the project.

Senior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons In The Field Of Culture
Senior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons In The Field Of Culture 2023

It may be noted that this Fellowship is not intended for providing training conducting workshops, seminars or documenting memoirs of writing autobiographies, fiction, etc. It is not a monthly remuneration/ stipend or pension to the artistes, but project-based award

No. of Fellowships: 200 Senior Fellowships for the financial year 2022-23 having a value of Rs.20,000/- per month for artistes in the age group of above 40 years, will be awarded for a maximum period of two years. The total numbers of fellowships are 200 (Two Hundred)

Age: Age will be reckoned as on April 2020 for the year 2022-23
Last date: 16 October is the last date for receipt of applications on-line

Senior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons:

An applicant for Senior Fellowship should not be a recipient of artiste pension from the Ministry of Culture under the scheme for the grant of financial assistance to artists in indigent circumstances.

The applicant should never have availed of the Senior Fellowship in any of the fields 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.

Qualification: Graduation is the minimum educational qualification for applicants in the fields/areas listed in para II
(b) of the Scheme but not for the fields/areas listed in parallel() of the Scheme)

Application Procedure of Senior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons:

Applications will be accepted online only. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the online form. In case, where final and six-monthly Project Reports are proposed to be submitted in a language other than English/Hindi.

The applicants may give the 500 words project synopsis in English/Hindi translation or send a print out of the application form along with project synopsis in the chosen language to the Director.

CCRT. 15A Sector 7. Dwarka, New Delhi-110075 & Each successful application will be allotted a unique enrollment number by the system.

The candidate may refer to the number in their future correspondence with the CCRTor Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. Applicants are advised to keep a print out of the filled-in application form, which they will be required

Applicants are advised to keep a print out of the filled-in application form, which they will be required to send to the CCRT once they get shortlisted. Detailed project proposal and other documents that the candidates have to send will be notified separately to the shortlisted candidates

The applicant can access when an application by quoting his/her enrolment number or her name and view or print the details of the application, it may be noted that applicants will not get any further opportunity to edit the details after submitting the application form

While sending hard copies of their application, the shortlisted applicants who are employed must also send a NOC/Consent Letter from their employer.

If the applicants are employed in the Central/State Government Departments/institutions Undertaking/University, etc., they will have to take leave for a period of two years, selected for the grant of Fellowship.

While sending hard copies of their application, they should also send a written assurance from their Head of the Department/ Institution/ Undertaking/ University, etc. that in case the Fellowship is sanctioned the candidate would be granted leave for the duration of the Fellowship.

The first installment of Fellowship amount will be released on production of proof of leave sanctioned in addition to fulfillment of other conditions as applicable

13. In case of any technical difficulties in submission of application on-line please contact, NIC Cell M/o Culture through emails-silencing. In case of any query related to eligibility, etc., please contact CORT through email at

Selection Procedure & Responsibilities of the Selected Fellows:

Incomplete applications in any respect will be rejected summarily. An Expert-Committee comprising experts in different fields constituted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, would evaluate all the applicants on the basis of their applications and project proposals, and shortlist the most meritorious among them.

Candidates shortlisted for Senior Fellowship will be asked to submit a hard copy of their application with all the required documents, based on which the Expert Committee will select a maximum of 200 candidates for the financial year for the award of Senior Fellowships), in different fields/areas taken together.

The total number of Senior Fellowship for the year 2022-23 is 200.

All the shortlisted candidates will be informed of the documentary requirements on the e-mail address provided by them in their application(s). The candidate(s) are required to remember their mail ID and respective password.

The names of the candidates finally selected for the award of Senior Fellowship under this Scheme will be posted on the websites of CORT & Ministry of Culture, after the selection process is completed and the selection is approved by the Ministry of Culture.

The list of selected candidates will be posted on CCRT’s website & Ministry of website

If a candidate who is awarded Fellowship is found ineligible for it at any stage, the Fellowships awarded to him/her will be canceled & money will also be recovered on time further releases of the Fellowship amounted

The selected candidates will have to undertake academic or application oriented research work wars and submit the same to CCRT/Ministry of Extension of time for a maximum of three financialty to the Government

A midterm review/assessment of the progress in each case will be carried out after one year and further continuance of Fellowship will depend on such review assessment.

In the event of any legal dispute/proceedings concerning this project/scheme takes place, the matter will be dealt with within the jurisdiction of Delhi High Court only.

All words sanctioned under the scheme shall be disbursed at present by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India directly to the Awardees

Note: Ministry of Culture (Mo) reserves the right to reject/ select the applications on the basis of screening and evaluations

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