IC4HD Human Development (HD) Fellowships for Developing Countries at IIAS in India

Introduction of the scholarship
The International centre for human development is inviting applications for the IC4HD fellowships from the students belonging to the developing countries to encourage mid career professionals (academics, civil servants, civil service practitioners) for the duration of the 3 months. The providers have given out up to seven fellowships on the theme of social security in the south in the year 2013. The fellowships are provided to the candidates from Asia pacific region only. The candidate fellows will receive about US$3000 pr month for availing the fellowship. 

Scholarship provider

The fellowship is provided by the International centre for human development in association with Indian institute of advanced study (IIAS), ministry of human resource development and United Nations development Programme (UNDP).  

Scholarship coverage

The candidate selected will be provided with US$3000 per month as fellowship amount. The selected candidate will receive fully furnished residential accommodation at IIAS, return airfare to the country of residence and the living expenses during the fellowship tenure. The fellowship also covers the fellow with an amount of US$1000 for attending a conference/short term course which is related to the course theme. 

Scholarship duration

The fellowship is of the duration of three months. 

Eligibility criteria

The candidate with the below eligibility criteria are eligible to avail the fellowship. 

1.       The candidate must be a citizen of Asia-Pacific region.
2.       The candidate must be less than 45 years of age.
3.       The candidate should have 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience.
4.       The candidate should not be UN staff member or candidate fellow/staff from the Indian institute of advanced study (IIAS).  

Application process

All the applicants whose native language is not English are expected to write and talk fluently in English. The applicants are required to complete a formal application in English which include the following.

1.       The candidate’s application form( download from the website, available online)
2.       The summary statement of the objective of the proposal
3.         Curriculum vitae of the candidate.
4.       Project proposal should not exceed 1000 words and should not contain the field work details and data collection.
5.       Two references of the candidate (both email and contact number should be provided). One of the referees should b the current supervisor.  

The completed application forms should be sent to the email id: HDfellowships-at-IC4HD.org.  


The candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of the blow selection criteria.

1.       The candidate’s educational qualification, post graduate degree is desirable.
2.       The candidate’s track record of past accomplishments.
3.       The candidate’s time needed for completing the work.
4.       The candidate’s exceptional creativity in the choice of topic he/she has taken up.

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