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13 March 2020

KCL - Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowships - Call for Applications

The Arts and Humanities Research Institute at King’s College London is delighted to announce the call for applications to the King’s - Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowship 2020-21. Awarded by the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) and the King’s AHRI, one biennial award will be made to an early to mid-career India-based scholar from 2020-21. The Visiting Fellowship is restricted to the fields of Arts, Heritage and the Humanities. Preference will be given to those who have had little or no prior experience of conducting research outside India.

KCL-Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowships-Call for Applications

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the CWIT Visiting Fellowship should have completed their PhD and have been in full-time employment at a university or equivalent research institution in India. Applicants should be Indian nationals and residing in India at the time of application. The fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other award. Applicants must state if they are awaiting results of other grant applications. 

Details of the award

The selected fellow will spend three months to coincide with one term at King’s College London (September – December, January – March, April – June) in 2020-21. The Fellowship will include £600 towards return airfare and £1500 per month as living expenses. It is the responsibility of candidates to apply for and pay for their UK visa and they will need to arrange their own accommodation with guidance from the AHRI. The CWIT Fellow will be provided a working space in the AHRI and will have access to standard library, internet and office resources as other members of the faculty. 


The Fellowship is awarded towards developing the candidate’s research. The CWIT Fellow will be expected to contribute to the vibrant research environment at the AHRI and present a seminar. They will also be encouraged to develop research collaborations with the faculty of the Institute. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

(i) CV

(ii) Research proposal (up to 3000 words)

(iii) Statement about their plan of work during the Fellowship and why King’s AHRI is best suited for their proposed research

(iv) One writing sample (published or unpublished)

(v) Two letters of recommendation* 

The last date for the receipt of applications is April 13th 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

* It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that the referees send their letters by the last date to the email address below.

All materials must be submitted electronically at

Announcement of Award

Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by Skype in April. All candidates will be informed about the final result via email by May 2020. 

For any queries, contact Prof Javed Majeed (

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