Saraswati Dalmia’s daughter, Yashodhara Dalmia, an art historian and independent curator living in New Delhi, donated to establish this scholarship. She has published many books on art, including Amrita Sher-Gil – A Life (Penguin/Viking, 2006), a thorough study of the life of one of India’s first contemporary artists. Her book The Progressives: The Making of Modern Indian Art (Oxford University Press, 2001) is widely regarded as the canonical account of a pivotal period in Indian art history.
One Saraswati Dalmia Scholarship is available. The award will cover up to £5,353 in tuition costs. The scholarship is only for a year. Saraswati Dalmia (1915–2010) was a scholar and poet who was part of the group of women who contributed to India’s independence war in the 1930s. While she continued to conduct social work, she also urged and supported women to take action through her poetry, which she did with tremendous intuition and wisdom. Her Hindi poetry and prose took on new forms as a result of her inspired work. She formed a fund for the encouragement of study and literature after her marriage to businessman R.K. Dalmia. Her life serves as a light for the effort to survive against enormous difficulties in her development as a notable writer, at a time when women were not encouraged to enter the public realm. Yashodhara Dalmia, an art historian and independent curator located in New Delhi, made a generous grant to establish this fellowship. She has published many books on art, including Amrita Sher-Gil – A Life (Penguin/Viking, 2006), a thorough study of the life of one of India’s first contemporary artists. Her book The Progressives: The Making of Modern Indian Art (Oxford University Press, 2001) is widely regarded as the canonical account of a pivotal period in Indian art history.
About the Scholarship:
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of London
Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £5,353
Study Level: Postgraduate
Nationality: International Students
The qualified students will receive a scholarship worth up to £5,353 from SOAS University of London.
Eligibility for Scholarship.
- MPhil/PhD (new admissions, beginning September 2022), which entails conducting study in the field of Indian art from 1500 to the current day. Those who conduct research in the field of modern and contemporary Indian art will be given priority.
- Those who are presently enrolled in the first year of a full-time (or part-time equivalent) MPhil/PhD program will be considered, however new admissions, beginning in September 2022, and applicants who have not previously earned the scholarship will be given priority.
- Full-time and part-time programs are also welcome.
Criteria for Candidates
- Applicants from the United States, the European Union, and other countries are welcome to apply.
- Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, typically a 2.1 or first in their undergraduate degree, and a Merit or Distinction in their Masters degree, or hope to be given one.
- New applicants to the MPhil/PhD program (new admissions beginning September 2022) must meet the following requirements.
- By the time the Scholarship Panel meets to discuss applications, you should have received a firm offer to study.
- Have proved that their research is in the field of Indian art from 1500 to the present day in their application for admission’s research plan. Those who conduct research in the field of modern and contemporary Indian art will be given priority.
- As soon as feasible, but no later than 2 June 2022, they must meet the English language requirement of their offer of admission to study at SOAS. If your offer is conditional on your ability to communicate in English, please schedule an English test as soon as possible to guarantee you meet the English criteria.
- Please keep in mind that most scholarships do not cover the cost of pre-sessionals or even allow for them. Please read your scholarship offer carefully to discover if you are eligible for a Pre-sessional course or if you must meet the SOAS direct entry score requirements by the deadline mentioned in your scholarship terms and conditions.
- A Selection Panel of three academic members will evaluate candidates based on their academic merit.
- The information in your application and in your online application for admission will be used to evaluate your application. The degree results, as well as academic references, statements, and other relevant material, will be scrutinized by the selectors.
The University of London Saraswati Dalmia Scholarships 2022 is open to all International Students
- Only new applicants will be considered (admissions will begin in September 2022). To be considered for the award, you must first submit a comprehensive online application to your program and then apply for the scholarship. Please keep in mind that the Department may take up to four weeks to examine complete admissions applications, however this can vary based on the time of year. During peak periods, you should expect to wait up to six weeks.
- Applications that are late or incomplete will not be accepted.
- By the end of July, the successful candidate will be notified by email. You should presume that if you have not heard from us by the end of July, your application was unsuccessful.
- Doctoral School@soas.ac.uk can provide further information about PhDs at SOAS University of London.
A two-step approach is followed:
- STEP 1: Apply for your desired educational program.
- How to Apply provides instructions for applying to Research Programs as well as information on what constitutes an application.
- STEP 2: Submit an application for the scholarship by May 2, 2022, at 23:59 (UK local time).
- This scholarship can be applied for using the online application form.
- Only current MPhil/PhD students at SOAS: You’ll need two references, one of which should be from your boss. Please email each of your referees a copy of the reference form. The reference form is available for download at the top right corner of the page.
The application deadline for University of London Saraswati Dalmia Scholarships 2022 is May 2nd, 2022. It should be worthy of note that the University of London Saraswati Dalmia Scholarships 2022 is renewable for each year.