About the fellowship

To me CRASSH has been a unique platform and probably a once in a life opportunity to explore transdisciplinary research
– Dr Ronita Bardhan, Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow (2018-19)

The Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship at CRASSH offers funding for a term of study and residence in Cambridge during the academic year. The scheme is intended for earlier-career academics from India (defined as resident and domiciled in India). Applicants should have been in full-time academic employment in an Indian university or research institute of equivalent standing for at least five years and have completed a PhD.

The Charles Wallace India Trust gives grants to Indians in the early or middle stages of their careers who are living in India and working or studying in the arts, heritage conservation or the humanities. The grants enable successful applicants to achieve their artistic, academic or professional ambitions through spending time in the United Kingdom. Please note that applicants who have received a CWIT award in the past five years (from date when in the UK), would not be considered eligible unless there are exceptional circumstances. Full information about the various types of grants available, and guidance on eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the website of the British Council in India.

Please email fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk with any enquiries.

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2021-22 (Deferred from 2020-21 due to Coronavirus pandemic)
Dr Ratheesh Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Cricketing Past and the Political Present: The Anthropology of Sport and Youth Culture in a South Indian Small Town

Past Fellows

Dr Brahma Prakash (Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi)
The Epical Subalterns

Dr Ronita Bardhan (Center for Urban Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Associate Faculty at the Interdisciplinary Programme (IDP) in Climate Studies)
Well-being” and domestic energy decision-making in of slum rehabilitation housing in India.

Dr Ananya Vajpeyi (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi)
A Biography of Sanskrit

Dr Bina Gandhi Deori (Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan)
Activating the North-East Indian ethnography collections in Cambridge archives and museums

Dr Ananya Dutta Gupta (Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan)
This goodly Cittie: Representations of the Urban Space in Select Elizabethan and Jacobean English Texts

Dr Sukanya Dasgupta (Loreto College, University of Calcutta)
Ovid Revisited: Locating the Heroides in Michael Drayton and Madusudan Dutt

Dr Swarnalatha Rangarajan (IIT Madras)
Ecocriticism of the Global South

Dr Abhijit Gupta (Jadavpur University)
Print and Missionary Networks in Early 19th-century South and South-East India

Dr Sucheta Bhattacharya (Jadavpur University)
The Mysterious Women of G W M Reynolds and their Indian Sisters


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