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IIAS Fellowship Shimla 2017 eligibility, application dates

IIAS Research Fellowship 2017


Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla, invites applications for award of Fellowship to scholars working on the below-mentioned research areas 2017


Award of Fellowship 2017

Scholars working on the below-mentioned research areas may apply for the award of Fellowships at the Institute at any time of the year. Their applications would be considered as and when vacancies arise


Areas of Research:


(a) Social, Political and Economic Philosophy;


(b) Comparative Indian Literature (including Ancient, Medieval, Modern Folk and Tribal);


(c) Comparative Studies in Philosophy and Religion;


(d) Comparative Studies in History (including Historiography and Philosophy of History);


(e) Education, Culture, Arts including performing Arts and Crafts;


(f)  Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Logic and Mathematics;


(g) Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Natural and Life Sciences;


(h) Studies in Environment;


(i)  Indian Civilization in the context of Asian Neighbours; and


(j)  Problems of Contemporary India in the context of National Integration and Nation-building


Fellowship Requirements

The term of Fellowship is for a minimum of six months and maximum of two years, but in no case, will it be extend beyond two years


Fellows would be expected to remain in residence from 01st March to 15th December. Their stay at the Institute during the winter months would be optional


It is mandatory for in-service candidates to apply through proper channel


Fellowship applications of scholars who have been a National Fellow, Tagore Fellow and Fellow of the Institute within last five years will not be considered


Since the Institute is committed to Advanced Study, proposals involving empirical work would not be considered


Fellowship Grant

The pay of in-service Fellows would be protected. In addition, they will also get 20% of their basic pay in case they are maintaining a separate house at the place of their work, other than government accommodation


The monthly Fellowship grant for retired/independent/foreign Fellows is presently @ Rs.56400/- per month, without deducting pension, if any


Terms of Fellowships

Fellows are expected to participate in the academic programs of the Institute, such as, lectures delivered by Visiting Scholars, Professors and Guest Fellows


Participation is must for the Thursday Fellows’ Weekly Seminars if a Fellow is in station


The Institute would evaluate and consider for publication the monographs of the Fellows submitted on completion of their term.


The Institute will have the first right of publication and will have the copyright of the monograph submitted by the Fellow.



The prescribed application form can be downloaded from the website www.iias.ac.in


The application on the prescribed form may be sent to the Secretary, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla-171005


The Institute would consider only applications in the prescribed application form. The short-listed scholars would be invited to make a presentation before the Fellowship Award Committee (FAC). Scholars with proven academic credentials, as decided by Screening Committee may be exempted from this provision


Those interested can get further details from the Secretary of the Institute who is available on e-mail at secretary@iias.ac.in and may be contacted on 0177-2831379


Important Dates


Last Date of Application is 30th September 2017


IIAS Rashtrapati Shimla

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla-171005, Tel.: +91 177 2832930; +91 177 2831376, Email: spro@iias.ac.in, Website www.iias.ac.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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