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Education grants

The Trusts provide grants for education and travel.
Scholarships: For students pursuing professional studies in India.
Travel grants: For students proceeding abroad for higher studies and professionals for mid-career courses / conferences / workshops.

The Trust awards merit scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate studies in India. The objective of the programme is to encourage outstandingly meritorious / deserving students to pursue academic excellence. The Studies in India programme for the financial year 2014-15, starts in September. The forms would be issued on September 16, 17 and 18, 2014, at the Trusts' office.

To know about the criteria for the scholarship, please click here

Travel Grants:
Travel grants are provided to the students proceeding for post-graduate and doctoral studies and for professionals proceeding for their mid-career programmes or to attend relevant and meaningful seminars and conferences abroad.

The grant to students consists of only a partial international airfare from India to the university / organisation abroad. The students proceeding for fall session (July, August and September) are requested to submit their personal application to the Trusts, after finalising the university they intend to join. The last date for applying to the Trusts is May 31 every year. Students proceeding abroad for the spring session are requested to contact the Trusts three / four months prior to their departure, after finalising the university.
The grant to professionals offers partial travel assistance towards return international airfare and visa fees. Professionals are requested to apply three / four months prior to their departure.

A travel grant application can be made with the following documents

A written application from the student / professional
Statement of purpose
Updated resume
In case of students, confirmed admission letter from the university abroad stating details of admission (no email accepted)
In case of professionals, letter of invitation from organisers (no emails accepted), along with letter of leave of absence from employers
Also, mention the mode of presentation - oral / poster (Applicable for individuals travelling for conferences)
Recent pay slip/s of all earning members in the family

The Trusts maintain an egalitarian and professional approach in granting the various forms of financial assistance to individuals. Hence it may be noted that awarding financial assistance to individuals is at the discretion of the Trusts and the decision made in this respect is final.

The Secretary & Chief Accountant
Sir Ratan Tata Trust
Bombay House
Homi Mody Street
Mumbai - 400 001
Tel: 022 6665 8282
Fax: 022 6665 8013