The Fellowship.

Reeta Peshawaria Menon was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist Lead at the Tertiary Assessment and Treatment Service of the Specialist Learning Disability Services at the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Hertfordshire, UK where she worked from year 2000 till her demise in 2012. Before that she served as Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disability, Hyderabad, Telangana, India for sixteen years.

Reeta advocated and practiced Applied Behavior Analysis. She was strongly influenced by humanistic approaches and wrote extensively on Functional Analysis and Behavior modification techniques. Her specialism was in Challenging behaviors amongst persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability. She promoted Self Advocacy and Family support program Staff training and mediator analysis were necessary tools in her intervention programs.

The Fellowship award has been established by the family members of Dr. Reeta Peshawaria Menon to promote her values and practices.

Nature of the Fellowship Award.

This Award consists of a Citation, and monetary value of Rupees one lakh given to a selected candidate recommended by a committee of experts nominated by the India Vision Foundation. The Award money is released in quarterly instalments of INR 25,000 each over a period of 12 months.


Students, Trainees, Teachers attending any University or a College, those attending a training program in Clinical Psychology, or Special Education, or Rehabilitation sciences at Diploma or Degree level; having special interest in Applied Behavior Analysis, or Autism Spectrum Disorders or Cognitive Behavior Therapies or Rehabilitation studies can apply for the Award.

Interested persons are required to submit a written proposal for Research, or an outline of Review of research papers, or proposed Essay, or Compilation of Practice Guidelines, or writing a Manual, or Developing and Implementing an Innovative model of Services. Conflict of interest if any must be stated.


The selection will be made by a Committee of Experts appointed by the India Vision foundation Trust. India Vision Foundation will announce the result on its website on 19 November,2021


On completion of the Award period of 12 months, the Awardee is expected to bring out a report and publish the work carried out in any scientific journal, Newspaper, Essay in a Magazine or produce a Mimeographed report. All completed projects when published, due credit and acknowledgement be given to the Reeta Peshawaria Menon Fellowship by stating that this work was carried out with financial support of Reeta Peshawaria Menon Fellowship Award 2022.

Process & Timelines.

  1. Proposals Format: PDF only.
  2. Last Date: 30th September 2021.
  3. Email PROPOSAL to “”
  4. Award will be announced on this website on 19th November 2021.