Eligibility Criteria

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) makes grants to individuals and organisations under its various programmes. The criteria for eligibility to apply under these programmes are as follows:

  • Only Indian nationals or persons living in India for more than five consecutive years 
  • Organisations registered in India as a society, trust, foundation, association of persons, section 8B not-for-profit company or any other not-for-profit entity
  • Foreign nationals can be part of a team, but funds cannot pay for their expenses
  • Foreign nationals cannot be the Principal Investigator/Grantee in case a Grant made to a not-for-profit registered in India
  • Eligibility of PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) Card Holders will be decided on a case to case basis in accordance with the law as and when the need arises
  • Persons who have a past history of financial delinquency with IFA are not eligible
  • Persons who have failed to deposit at IFA agreed deliverables from an earlier IFA grant are not eligible
  • Persons who have previously received a letter from IFA disallowing them from applying in the future for any reason are not eligible
  • More than one individual can apply for a grant if they have a joint account. If they do not, then only one among them should apply with the others as collaborators