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19 February 2021

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

The Arts and Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) at King’s College London is delighted to announce the call for applications to the King’s - Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowship 2021-22. 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. 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. They 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. Candidates who have had a grant from CWIT in the past 5 years are not eligible to apply.

Details of the award

We currently envisage that the selected fellow will spend three months at King’s College London from the end of April 2022 onwards. 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 REACH Space at 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 REACH space and AHRI and present a seminar. They will also be encouraged to develop research collaborations with arts and humanities faculty of the Institute.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

(i) Curriculum Vitae

(ii) Research proposal (to include project outline, aims and objectives, significance of the project, why the research would benefit from being carried out at Kings, academic research context, proposed methods, outcomes and outputs, a workplan, and how the fellowship will enhance the applicant’s career trajectory. No more than 3000 words including bibliography).

(iv) One writing sample (published or unpublished) of no more than 8,000 words.

(v) Two letters of recommendation*

The last date for the receipt of applications is May 30th, 2021. 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 with the subject line CWIT-Fellowship, applicants name.

Applications with all materials must be submitted electronically to

Announcement of Award

Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed via Zoom or Skype in June 2021. All candidates will be informed about the final result via email.

For general queries (but not applications) about the Fellowships please contact Prof Javed Majeed (; and Prof Anna Reading, Director of the AHRI (

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