Mani Mann Fellowship - in Hindustani Classical Music
is awarded to young musicians to study and learn under
the tutelage of an acclaimed guru of Indian Classical
This Fellowship has been instituted to encourage promising
young artists to advance in their field. This fellowship
will enable the recipient to have the resources and time
to dedicate to the art.
The Fellowship is only open to Indian Nationals in
the age group of 25 to 40.
While this fellowship specially encourages women applicants,
all proposals that further the objectives of the program
are welcome. The applicant must hold a degree/diploma
from a recognized university or institution in the field
and/or the candidate should have at least ten years of
initial training in Indian classical music. The fellow
would be required to have given at least 2-3 solo performances
to his/her credit in recognized forums.
The candidate will be required to take guidance from another
senior guru and enhance the existing style. It would be
a residency programme for a period of three months, which
can be spread over the period of one year. This will require
the candidate to take consent from his/her current guru
and the guru he/she would want
to go to.
The duration of the Fellowship will be one year. The
grant of Rs. 100,000 will be given in two phases; the
first installment at the commencement of the award and
the second installment after the submission of your complete
project report when the candidate may be requested to
give a vocal recital.
A short mid-term progress report will be required.
The applicant will have to sign an agreement with
Sanskriti Pratishthan pertaining to a regular flow of
work during the Fellowship period. The candidate should
not be holding another Fellowship or working on any other
project at the same time.
All candidates should mail their CV and a short synopsis
of their project proposal to the head
How to apply
Candidates should send their two page CV and a write
up of approximately 500 words explaining their project.
Full postal and telephonic contact details together with
any E-mail id should be submitted to facilitate contact.
Few samples of previous work, project or performances
should be submitted. The names and contact addresses/telephones
of two referees should also be sent.
The application should bear the title 'Mani Mann Fellowship'
on the envelope when sent by post and in subject line
if sent through email on
Applications are accepted round the year for the next
Fellows - Mani Mann