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Sir Ratan Tata Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019

Sir Ratan Tata Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019

Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship was established in 1997 at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in partnership with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship is for a period of 6 months during each academic year, based at the LSE India Observatory.

The Fellow is expected to engage in social science research broadly on the Economy and Society in India and South Asia with a particular focus on any of the following themes, such that it is integrated with the ongoing research of the India Observatory:

  • Sustainable growth and inclusion
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Social and human security
  • Governance and democracy

The Fellow is expected to finish a research paper of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India Observatory. The selected candidate should have secured all data and any material required for the research prior to their visit to LSE.

The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,750 a month, and will also be provided with shared workspace and access to research facilities at the School. Assistance will also be provided towards the cost of travel and related expenses. No additional grant is available for fieldwork or any other costs.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should have been awarded their Ph.D. – the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

Applicants should be early career researchers working on social science with a focus on South Asia. Applicants should be employed with established institutions in the SAARC region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The Fellowship is open to candidates residing in South Asia, that is, the SAARC region.

How to Apply

The final date for receipt of applications is Monday 29th April 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2019.

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