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Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship 2016

Deadline: 09-May-2016

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This Fellowship is now open for applications.

The Sir Ratan Tata Foundation and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invites applications for the Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship, now in its twentieth year. Applicants should be early career researchers working on social science research focusing on South Asia.

Applicants should have completed a PhD - the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

About the Fellowship

The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship will be for a period of eight months during the 2016-17 academic year and will be based at the LSE India Observatory.

The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,500 a month, and will also be provided with shared work space and access to research facilities at the School. Assistance will also be provided towards the cost of travel and research materials.

The Fellow will be expected to engage in social science research broadly on the themes of Economy and Society in South Asia with a particular focus on the following themes:

  • Growth and inclusion
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Social and human security
  • Population and development
  • Governance and democracy

The Fellow will be expected to finish a piece of research of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar or lecture arranged by the India Observatory.

The Fellowship is open to candidates from South Asia, that is, the SAARC region which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Fellowship is supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

Eligibility

Applicants should have completed a PhD - the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

How to apply?

Applications should be addressed to The Fellowships Selection Committee, India Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK, and may be submitted by post or emailed to India.Observatory@lse.ac.uk.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter of no more than one page
  • a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
  • an outline of proposed research of no more than three pages
  • names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their work, to be contacted by the Committee

Please use A4-sized plain paper only. Please do not staple your application.

The final date for receipt of applications is Monday 9th May 2016. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2016. 

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