Mumbai: InterGlobe Foundation (IGF), the philanthropic arm of InterGlobe Enterprises, launched InterGlobe HERITAGE Fellowships on Friday. Through these fellowships, the InterGlobe Foundation aspires to encourage a community of researchers, journalists, architects, and other individuals to bring previously undocumented aspects of Indian culture to light and help raise awareness of our heritage.
Since 2014, InterGlobe Foundation has impacted thousands of lives by partnering with the best NGOs. Some of the heritage restoration projects include the scoping, conservation and cultural revival of Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khanan’s Mausoleum in Delhi; cultural mapping and documentation of ten Indian cities; the restoration of stepwell “Indra Kund” in Delwara; and research on Qutub Shah Mausoleum in Hyderabad and Lal Bagh Palace in Indore. The InterGlobe HERITAGE Fellowships are a step to further strengthen the foundation’s heritage conservation work.
These fellowships are available to students and faculty of liberal arts, researchers, journalists, architects, and freelancers. The work done during this program will help bring forth innovative ideas for the restoration of heritage landmarks and will be judged by an esteemed jury comprising of Swapna Liddle (Historian), Ratish Nanda (Conservation Architect, CEO (India), Aga Khan Trust for Culture), Vaibhav Chauhan (CEO, Cultre) and Rohini Bhatia (Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation).
The Fellowships will focus on presenting a comprehensive vision for the preservation of lesser-known facets of Indian heritage, communities, and practices. It will encourage fresh perspectives on India’s heritage, amplify local voices and conditions to help understand heritage-driven development, and explain how community development initiatives and tangible and intangible heritage in a certain area are interconnected.
Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation, said: “InterGlobe Foundation (IGF) is focused on preserving and promoting the culture and heritage of India. The foundation believes in joining hands for conserving India’s tangible and intangible heritage and in raising awareness in communities through multiple partnerships; the HERITAGE Fellowships are a step in this direction. IGF is committed to investing in our nation, its citizens and its heritage. Our vision is to build pride in communities by supporting sustainable livelihoods, conserving the environment and promoting heritage and culture.”
The application deadline for the fellowship is August 31, 2022. The jury will select four applicants for the program, and the fellowship will last for three months starting November 1, 2022. For more details on the fellowship program and to apply, please visit www.interglobe.com/the-interglobe-heritage-fellowships