IRRAD Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships in India

Scholarship details
 
The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) is pleased to invite applications for the research fellowships from the Indian doctoral/postdoctoral candidates to work on the rural development projects in the selected districts of India. The districts of India include Mewat district of Haryana and Alwar district of Rajasthan.  The fellowship is spanned for a period of six months to be taken up by the research fellow at a single stretch period from January to June. It may be extended till the month of December if it can be extended. The fellowship is provided with a total grant of INR 1,80,000 with additional facilities of accommodation, local transportation and support of field staff work.  

Study subjects




The fellowship is awarded to the eligible candidates to work on the rural development projects. Interested and motivated candidates must submit a research proposal on any of the following research criteria or themes. 

1.       Influence of charging agronomy on economy of crops such as wheat and mustard in the semi-arid regions of India.
2.       Understanding the changing gender roles through various interfaces of rural development.
3.       Enhancing the community participation through capacity building.
4.       Comparative research study of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) policies in Haryana and Rajasthan.
5.       Comparative research study of the performance of water management institutions in the semi-arid regions of India.
6.       Facilitators and impediments in capturing gender disaggregated data for water, sanitation, and hygiene in India.  

Course level

The fellowship is provided to the doctoral/post doctoral candidates in the selected districts of India including the Alwar district of Rajasthan and Mewat district of Haryana. 

Scholarship Provider

The fellowship is provided by the Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD). 

Scholarship can be taken at

The fellowship can only be taken at India.

Eligibility criteria

Interested candidates need to provide a research proposal on any of the available research themes mentioned above. The research proposal should describe the need of the proposal study, objective, literary review, research questions, methodology and the scope of the study. The scholarship is open for Indian nationals alone. The research proposal should not exceed 2500 words. The applicant should be a full time researcher or can be a PhD candidate. 

Duration of awards

The fellowship is scheduled for a period of six months and can be taken up at a single stretch by the candidate from the month of January to June of the academic year. It may also get extended till the end of December. 

Scholarship coverage

The fellowship is provided with a total grant of INR 1,80,000/-. The additional aids such as residential accommodation, field staff support and local transportation will be provided in case there is a necessity of primary data collection in intervention areas of IRRAD.    

How to apply

The candidates can submit their research proposal together with the curriculum vitae focusing on the prior research work experience/research publications including two references to research@irrad.org.  
Further Information

The further information can be obtained from the following link
http://www.smsfoundation.org/Announcements.html

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