The Sir Ratan Tata Trust, established in 1918, has announced the Sir Ratan Tata Travel Grants. The grants are awarded to students pursuing their post-graduate and doctoral studies and for professionals pursuing their mid-career programmes or attending relevant and meaningful seminars and conferences abroad.
The grant consists of partial international airfare from India to the university/organisation abroad. Students attending the fall session (July, August and September) are requested to submit their applications to the Trust after finalising the university they intend to join. The last date for applying to the Trust was May 31 in 2004. Students proceeding abroad during other times of the year are requested to contact the Trust three / four months prior to their departure, after finalising the university. Similarly, professionals are also requested to apply three / four months prior to their departure.
The travel grants are open to all resident Indians; they are not exclusively open to wards (children) of Tata employees. No recommendation from any Tata / ex – Tata employee or any other person will be entertained.
A travel grants application can be made with the following documents.
> A written application from the student / professional:
> Statement of purpose:
> Updated resume:
> In the case of students, the confirmed admission letter from the university abroad stating details of admission (no email accepted):
> In the case of professionals, the letter of invitation from the organisers (no emails accepted), along with a letter of leave of absence from employers.
All applications have to be sent by post only.
The Trust maintains 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 Trust and the decision made in this respect is final.
The Secretary and chief accountant
Sir Ratan Tata Trust,
Bombay House, Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001, India
Tel : +91-22-5665 8282, Fax: +91-22-5665 8013