Fellowships and projects at NFAI in Pune: Apply by September 15
National Film Archive of India, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Law College Road, Pune - 411 004, has invited applications for the award of Research Fellowships, Monographs and Audio-Visual History Projects on Indian Cinema.
Research Fellowship Project should be based on original research and could be on any topic or aspect of Indian cinema - its history, aesthetics, sociology or economics. The Fellowship carries a monthly allowance of 5,000/- for a period of one year. In addition, a contingency allowance of 25,000/- will be paid towards travel, secretarial assistance, stationery etc.
Monographs may include biographical information on pioneering Indian film personalities with a comprehensive annotated filmography, a resume of previous published material relating to the artiste, a bibliography and around 20-25 illustrations including some working stills. Those awarded a monograph project are entitled to an allowance of 30,000/- as consolidated fee. The project should be completed within six months of acceptance of the proposal.
Audio-Visual History Projects should be on any living pioneering film personality & the interview should reveal details of his / her career and highlight the personality's special contribution to Indian cinema, memorable information about contemporaries and associates, working conditions prevailing during the period etc. A transcription of the interview should be submitted to NFAI along with the audio and video files in DVDs. A letter of consent from the film personality to be interviewed should invariably be attached to the application. Each project carries an allowance of 1,000/- per hour of recorded time of interview with a maximum limit of 10,000/- for each film personality. First class rail fare (if the project involves outstation journey) and other incidentals such as recorder hiring charges etc. will be reimbursed.
Eligibility: Research scholars, journalists, critics and cinephiles with a serious approach to cinema are eligible to apply. Knowledge of research methodology will be an advantage. Applicant must be a citizen of India, at least 21 years of age, and must possess a graduate degree of any recognized University or its equivalent. Applicant must have previously published 3 articles/essays. Photocopies of the same have to be enclosed with the application.
All project proposals should be submitted in English or Hindi and if sent in any other language they should be accompanied by a translation in Hindi or English.
The prescribed application form can be downloaded from www.nfai.gov.in
Filled applications may be forwarded to ‘The Director, National Film Archive of India, Law College Road, Pune - 411 004’ or to email@example.com to reach latest by 15.09.2020.
More details are available at www.nfai.gov.in