National Folklore Support Centre announces Sir Dorabji Tata Fellowships For North Eastern India

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Call for proposals

National Folklore Support Centre, No. 508, Fifth Floor, “Kaveri Complex”, 96, Mahatma Gandhi

Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai‐ 600034

Phones: 044‐28229191/044‐42138410/044‐28212706


National Folklore Support Centre’s Sir Dorabji Tata Fellowships are meant for the residents of North

Eastern India. This program facilitates an experienced scholar belonging to one community from the

region to work collaboratively with another community’s elder or an artist to document the community

elder/ artist’s tradition for a year long period. Each fellowship will carry an award of Rs.8000/‐ per

month for the scholar and another Rs.8000/‐ per month for the community elder or artist. In addition to

the monthly award each fellowship carries a contingency of Rs.50,000/‐ per annum to cover travel and

documentation expenses. National Folklore Support Centre will coordinate with the University

departments in the region of North Eastern India to select and eventually archive the audio visual

documentation resulting out of this program. The documentation will also be used by National Folklore

Support Centre for its teaching programs. The application must be sent by the scholar along with the

consent letter of the community elder/artist


To apply, please send us a proposal describing

a) The specific cultural tradition of the community elder/artist you seek to research and document

b) The research questions that are central to your project

c) The research and documentation methods you seek to follow

d) Description of what you consider important in the collaborative undertaking between you and

the other community elder/ artist

e) A work plan for a period of one year starting from mid July 2008 to mid July 2009

f) The proposed outcomes of the project including how the documentation can be used in

teaching programs.

Please remember to include the following with your proposal

a) Supporting material to show your experience in undertaking this research and documentation


b) Your bio‐data

c) Your postal address, telephone/fax numbers, and e‐mail address

d) If you are applying from an institution please include a No Objection Certificate from the

appropriate authorities of your institution to carry out the research and documentation project

e) Consent letter from the other community elder/artist to collaboratively work with you for a

period of one year to facilitate the research and documentation process.

f) Postal address and bio‐data of your collaborator

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