India’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture has invited proposals from voluntary Buddhist/Tibetan organizations, including Monasteries, engaged in the propagation and scientific development of Buddhist/Tibetan culture and tradition, for funding to preserve and develop Buddhist/Tibetan culture and art.

According to an Indian Government announcement,

  1. The voluntary institutions/organisations and society should be registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) or similar Acts;
  2. Only those organizations which are mainly devoted to Buddhist/Tibetan studies and have been functioning at least for the last three years will qualify for applying for a grant;
  3. The organization should be of regional or all-India character;
  4. The grants will be ad-hoc and of non-recurring nature;
  5. Grants from this scheme will be given only to those organizations which are not in receipt of grants from any other source for similar purposes; and
  6. Financial assistance may also be given for construction of hostel building
  7. Organizations, which are doing good work in the field and have resources for meeting the matching funds, will be given preference.

Financial assistance may be given up to a maximum of Indian Rupees 500,000.00 per year for any single organisation. In case of the organizations of all-India character and running a school for imparting monastic education, the financial assistance may be given beyond the ceiling. The financial assistance could be used for the following fields.

  1. Maintenance/Research Project.
  2. Repairs, restoration, renovation of ancient monasteries etc. of historical and cultural importance
  3. Award of fellowships/scholarships/holding of special courses
  4. Purchase of books, documentation, cataloguing.
  5. Financial assistance may also be given for construction of hostel building
  6. Salary of teachers where organisation is running a school imparting monastic education.