The Government is implementing Scheme for Award of Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the Field of Culture for cultural research through Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture. The number of fellowships are up to 400 each year. The period of fellowships is two years. These fellowships are of two types, namely, senior and junior fellowships. The number of senior fellowships will be up to 200 for one batch year of the value of Rs.20,000/- each per month for the artistes in the age group of above 40 years. The Number of junior fellowships will be up to 200 for one batch year and these will be of the value of Rs.10,000/- each per month for the artistes in the age group of 25-40 years. Selection is done by an Expert Committee constituted for this purpose. Applications are invited online and the selected candidates will have to undertake an academic or application oriented research work on projects for which they have been awarded fellowships.
The selected Senior Fellows are being given fellowship @ Rs.20,000/- each per month for a period of 02 years and selected Junior Fellows are being given fellowship @ Rs.10,000/- each per month for a period of 02 years.
Total of 666 Junior and Senior Fellows have been given fellowship during 2014-15 and 2015-16. An amount of Rs. 41.33 Crores sanctioned under the scheme.
This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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