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Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship 2016-17

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open11-Feb-2016
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AwardStipend of Rs 17,000 pm, Rs 3,000 pm for other expenses
EligibilityNot more than 25 years, graduates or in final year can apply
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

PRS Legislative Research
Institute for Policy Research Studies
3rd Floor, 
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya 212, 
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg,
New Delhi 110002
Phone: +91 11 43434035/36

What is Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship 2016-17?

The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship provides an opportunity for young Indians to be mentored by a Member of Parliament for a period of 11 months. The LAMP Fellows work full time with the assigned MP, from the beginning of the Monsoon session to the end of the Budget session of Parliament. Throughout the eleven months, the LAMP Fellow works closely with the MP, providing extensive research support for his/her parliamentary work.

The primary role of a LAMP Fellow is to provide research inputs to help the MPs fulfill their parliamentary duties such as asking questions, raising matters of public importance, participating in debates, writing speeches, drafting private member Bills, among others. The Fellows will be based in Delhi during the Fellowship Period. LAMP Fellows will also engage with policy makers and experts from diverse sectors through participation in workshops on important policy and development issues. During the intersession period, workshops are conducted on subjects like Health, Education, Infrastructure, Public Finance, etc

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Candidates from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline and should be 25 years of age or below i.e. born on or after January 1, 1991.

Previous LAMP Fellows come from diverse academic backgrounds with bachelor or master’s degrees in engineering, law, economics, sciences, liberal arts, and commerce.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only

Terms and Conditions

After the Fellowship, several LAMP Fellows have pursued advanced degrees in institutions like ISB, IIMs, Yale University, Columbia University, Oxford and LSE. Others have chosen to work in areas such as policy research, political consulting, public relations and the development sector. Some Fellows have continued to work with MPs.

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