GIDR Mumbai Visiting Scholar Program (VScP) 2018

IGIDR Mumbai Visiting Scholars Program 2018 – Applications are invited for IGIDR Mumbai Visiting Scholars Program 2018. The Visiting Scholar Program (VScP) has been instituted at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) as one of its outreach activities with the objective of supporting research being conducted by PhD Scholars and Junior Faculty Members of Colleges & Universities in India

The scholarship will enable up to five selected scholars to spend three months at a stretch at IGIDR anytime during 01st May 2018 – 31st March 2019 to work on a proposal that can be satisfactorily completed during their stay


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Eligibility Criteria

  • At the time of application, applicants should possess a Master’s Degree in any field and be registered for PhD on a topic broadly involving any area of economics including energy and environmental policy
  • Candidates are required to submit their curriculum vitae (CV), a research proposal and two letters of recommendation; one of the letters of recommendation should be from the concerned PhD supervisor in the case of a PhD student, and the principal of the College/University in the case of a junior faculty member


Research Proposal

  • The proposal should focus on theoretical/empirical analysis ofeconomic issues including those related to energy and environment
  • It should be strictly within 1500 words, and its scope should be such that the project can be complete in three months. The research proposal should be accompanied by a signed certification by the applicant as well as by the concerned thesis supervisor/Principal, stating that the research


Selection Procedure

  • Selection will be based on a joint evaluation of the CV, letters of recommendation and the quality of the research proposal submitted at the time of application



  • Selected scholars will be paid a stipend of Rs.17000/- per month, to and for three-tier AC train fare, and provided free accommodation on campus for their duration of stay
  • Once the research project is completed and published, the scholar should acknowledge IGIDR in an appropriate way


Application Form

  • Applications can be sent electronically or by post to reach IGIDR by 31st March 2018 (Block I)/31st August 2018 (Block II)
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent by the concerned persons directly to IGIDR via email/post by the respective last date for application Website
  • The subject head for email and top of the envelope for post should indicate APPLICATION FOR VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2018


Important Dates

  • The deadline for scholarship applications is 31st August 2018
  • Selected applicants will be notified via email/post by 15th April2018 (Block I) and 15th September 2018 (Block II)
  • Those selected will have to accept the offer latest by 30th September2018 (Block II)


IGIDR Mumbai

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Gen A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai-400065, Email: [email protected], Contact No.: 28416586,