Sir Ratan Tata Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017 | London School of Economics

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2017-18

The Sir Ratan Tata Foundation and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invites applications for the Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship 2017-18 are now being accepted

The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship was established in 1997 at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in partnership with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship is for a period of eight months during each academic year, based at the LSE India Observatory.

The Fellow is 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 is expected to finish a research paper of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India Observatory. All data collection and any material required for the research should be secured before coming to the LSE

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 related expenses

No additional grant is available for fieldwork or any other costs

Sir Ratan Tata Post Doctoral Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

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

Applicants should be early career researchers working on social science with a focus on South Asia. Applicants should be employed with established institutions in the SAARC region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

The Fellowship is open to candidates residing in South Asia, that is, the SAARC region

Sir Ratan Tata Post Doctoral Fellowship Application Procedure

Applications should be addressed to: The Fellowships Selection Committee, India Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK, and submitted by email as a Word or PDF document to [email protected]

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

For more details, please visit http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk

Sir Ratan Tata Post Doctoral Fellowship Important Dates

The final date for receipt of applications is 24th April 2017 (Monday) [Late Applications will not be accepted]

The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2017

London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a public research university in London, England. LSE was established in 1895 by Fabian Society members. LSE is a constituent college of the federal University of London. LSE offers the study and research of social sciences including anthropology, criminology, social psychology, sociology and social policy.

STICERD London

India Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (United Kingdom), Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7615, Email: [email protected], Website http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk

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