IIT Hyderabad Research Associateship (Local Economies) 2021

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EligibilityMaster’s degree holders
AwardUp to INR 40,000 per month plus 24% HRA

About the Program


IIT Hyderabad Research Associateship (Local Economies) 2021 is a research opportunity offered to Masters's degree holders. The selected candidate is required to work on a project entitled - "Cool Infrastructures: Life with Heat in the Off-Grid City”. The fellow will receive a fellowship of INR 35000 per month plus 24% HRA for (Year 1) and INR 40,000 per month plus 24% HRA for (Year 2).

  • IIT Hyderabad Research Associateship (Local Economies) 2021

    The candidate must have - 

    Minimum educational qualifications:

    • Hold a Masters in Development Studies, Urban Governance, or Public Policy


    Necessary skills for shortlisting:

    • Exposure to current literature on informal urban economies in India and the Global South
    • fieldwork in research settings particularly focusing on informal economies in urban settings


    Preferable skills:

    • Prior experience working with vulnerable populations
    • Working in multidisciplinary settings
    • Manuscript writing
    • Preparing a diverse range of outputs to effectively communicate spatial information to a variety of audiences

    The fellow will receive a fellowship of INR 35000 per month plus 24% HRA for (Year 1) and INR 40,000 per month plus 24% HRA for (Year 2).

    • CV (clearly mentioning the field in which they received their master's degree, year of graduation, the extent/type of research skills that they possess, their language skills, and names and contact information for two referees.)
    • Any publications, including portfolios of prior work related to spatial mapping and analysis.
    • Personal statement explaining medium-term career goals. 
    How can you apply?

    The eligible candidate can apply by following the below-mentioned steps - 

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button and read the details carefully.
    Step 2: Send an updated CV and relevant documents through email to PI - aalok@la.iith.ac.in.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 30th September 2021

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on merit, the need of the project, and performance in the interview.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The position will not be filled if a suitable candidate is not found.
  • The applicants can contact the PI via email for further clarifications.
  • The appointment will be for one year.
  • The position may be renewed for one more year depending on satisfactory work performance, the availability of budgets, and the needs of the project

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by August, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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