Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Dr. Devangana Desai Endowment Scholarships

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai announces scholarships at senior and junior levels. The scholarships will support research in ancient, medieval and pre modern (until 1900s) art, archaeology, architecture, culture and history of India.

Scholarship Period

Scholarship period – 1 year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)


Senior scholarship will receive total endowment amount of Rs. 2,50,000/- while the Junior scholarship will receive total endowment amount of Rs.1,50,000/-


Master's graduates, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and senior researchers are eligible to apply.


The detailed requirements and procedures for application are mentioned in the brochure [Click here to download]

Download the application form for Junior Scholarship here

Download the application form for Senior Scholarship here

Application Deadline

Last date for application submission is Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

Kindly Note - Individuals may not apply for other fellowships or scholarships once the scholarship has been awarded.

Since its inception, the scholarships have been awarded to:

Senior Scholars

Dr. Susan Mishra (2018-2019): Sculpting the Religious Landscape of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (3rd century BCE to 13th century CE)

Junior Scholars

Jason Johns (2018-2019): Cross-cultural study of early Christian trends, dialogue, interaction & impact between Middle East & India

Girish Naphade (2019-2020): Stylistic evolution at Markandeshvara Temple and other influences from Khajuraho School

Avradeep Munshi (2019-2020): Study of Mason marks found over monuments with special reference to the medieval architecture of Panchmahal district of Gujarat.