Sir Ratan Tata Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020 – The Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invites applications for the Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship 2020. Application for the same can be submitted on or before April 27, 2020


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About Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship

  • 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 six months during each academic year, based at the LSE India Observatory.
  • The Fellow is expected to engage in social science research broadly on the Economy and Society in India and South Asia with a particular focus on any of the following themes, such that it is integrated with the ongoing research of the India Observatory:
  • Sustainable growth and inclusion
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Social and human security
  • 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. The selected candidate should have secured all data and any material required for the research prior to their visit to LSE.
  • The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,750 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 Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020 Important Dates 

Last date of receipt of application27th April 2020
The successful candidate will be informed byEnd of July 2020

 

Eligibility Criteria for Sir Ratan Tata Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020

  • Applicants should be early career post-doctoral researchers working on social science with a focus on South Asia.
  • 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 in permanent employment with an established institution in the SAARC region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

 

Sir Ratan Tata Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020 Application Process

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 India.Observatory@lse.ac.uk
Applications should include:
1A cover letter of no more than one page
2A curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
3An outline of proposed research (including detailed methodology, literature review and timeline) of no more than three pages
4The names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their research, to be contacted by the Committee.

 

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