CLARISSA VAZ MORENAS KONKANI RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Shri Zenaides R.E.T. Morenas from
Chandor, Goa, proposed to the Goa Konkani Akademi that he wished to institute a
Konkani Research Fellowship in memory of his late mother Clarissa Vaz e Morenas
and he showed his willingness to deposit a sizable amount by way of permanent
Fund foe the purpose, from the interest of which the fellowship could be given.
The Akademi accepts this proposal and decides to invest the amount deposited by
Shri Zenaides Morenas and the above Scheme is being carried on from the interest
accruing from that Fund.
Rules governing this
The nomenclature of the fellowship shall be the “Clarissa Vaz e Morenas
Konkani research Fellowship”.
Goa Konkani Akademi shall offer the research fellowship of Rs. 15000/-
(Rupees Fifteen Thousand only) for a duration of two years. The fellowship has
come into operation from the year 2003-2005.
Any person who has obtained a Graduation Degree from any University in
any subject is eligible for the fellowship. The executive Board shall have the
discretion to relax this Eligibility – criterion if found necessary.
It is mandatory that the research is in Konkani language and written in
the same language.
The research must be complete within the stipulated period of two years.
The applicant shall have to apply in the given proforma meant for the
purpose ad full information sought therein shall have to be furnished along
It is essential that the application has not been receiving any sort of
financial assistance in any form from any other source for research on the
subject for which this fellowship is sanctioned.
The applicant may select any one of the subject / topic from those given
The history of the Konkani language
The Development of Modern Konkani from the Ancient / Old Konkani.
The Phonetics of Konkani with reference to its past from in
comparison with the present, the way of its pronunciation at present and the
Evolution of its Phonetics.
The study of Konkani with reference to the roots of the words and
The Sudy of Konkani Vocabulary on the basis of Semantics, the
Study of Konkani with reference to change in meaning of the Konkani vocables.
The Impact of other languages on the Konkani Vocabulary; the study
of Konkani vocabulary as borrowed from other languages; the new additions in
Konkani vocabulary and the vocabulary that has been obsolete.
The Study of the Grammatical Formation of Konkani words and
sentences Konkani sandhis, Konkani society, so also, gender / number / cases /
tenses and the study of the formation of variations that are effected by their
operation on words; the Study of the Formation of phrases.
Preparing various terminologies and professional vocabularies
compiling terminologies in Konkani necessary for various different fields /
sciences in Konkani professions / vocations (agriculture, toddy – tapping,
bakery work, masonry etc.)
Orthography of Konkani
Literary – criticism, Evaluation, both historic or comparative
The Scrutiny Committee appointed by the Akademi shall scan the
applications received and recommend the suitable case to the Executive Board and
the said Board shall take a decision on that recommendation. The Goa Konkani
Akademi shall appoint an expert as a resource person cum guide for the benefit
of the research.
The Akademi shall disburse the amount of fellowship in four installments.
However, it shall take into consideration the recommendations of the Observation
Committee prior to release of every installment.
The applicant carrying on research under this scheme shall have to
submit six monthly written report of work completed along with reworked from the
grade and he will have to submit the complete written work to the Akademi after
completion of the project.
The Akademi reserves the right to withdraw the fellowship at any time at
its discretion, incase the researcher evinces inadequate interest in the project
or if the Observation Committee recommends the stoppage of the fellowship.
The applicant who has availed of this fellowship should not submit the
same project or if the same project for grant or fellowship to any other
The Akademi reserves the right to publish the work submitted to it at the
project in any research journal or in any form. In case the researcher so
wishes, he / she shall have the liberty to publish the result of the research at
any other price. However, it is mandatory to make a clear mention of the fact
that the said research was undertaken with the assistance of Goa Konkani
Akiademi’s Clarissa Vaz e Morenas Research Fellowship.