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Visiting Scholars Programme

Visiting Scholars Program 2023-24

Overview :

The Visiting Scholar Programme (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 Ph.D scholars and junior faculty members of Colleges and Universities in India.  The scholarship will enable selected scholars to spend three continuous months during the period 1st March, 2024 to 31st July 2024 to work on a proposal that can be satisfactorily completed during their stay.

Eligibility :

At the time of application, applicants should possess a Master’s degree in any field and be registered for Ph.D on a topic broadly involving any area of economics, including energy and environmental policy. Candidates should clearly mention in the application the preferred three-month period of stay at IGIDR.

Application: Completed application should include:

Annexure-1: Curriculum vitae, including the list of publications, if any.
Annexure-2: Document regarding Date of Birth.
Annexure-3: Master’s Degree Certificate.
Annexure-4: Research Proposal: The proposal should be related to the PhD thesis topic (certified by the PhD thesis supervisor in his recommendation letter). It could involve issues in Economics and Development Studies including Energy and Environment. It should be strictly within 1500 words, and its scope should be such that the project can be completed in three months.  Proposals in both theoretical and empirical issues will be considered.  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 proposal is original work of the applicant, and has not been submitted to any journal for publication.
Annexure-5: Two recommendation of which one should be from the concerned Ph.D supervisor in the case of a Ph.D student, and the principal of the College/University in the case of a junior faculty member.   Recommendation letters should clearly give the contact details of the Referee.

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.

Emoluments :

Selected scholars will be paid Rs.17,000/- per month to meet incidental expenses, to and fro three-tier AC train fare, and provided free accommodation (on sharing basis) on campus for their duration of stay.

Requirements :

Selected scholars will be required to submit a progress report at the end of every month and a complete research report along with a seminar presentation of the research findings at the end of the three-month stay.  Failure to submit a progress report on time may lead to the termination of the scholarship programme. Once the research project is completed and published, the scholar should acknowledge IGIDR in an appropriate way.

Application Deadline & Notification :

Applicants must apply online via the IGIDR website http://www.igidr.ac.in/academic-programmes/visiting-scholars-program-2/ by 30thJanuary 2024.Selected applicants will be notified via email by 19thFebruary, 2024.Those selected will have to accept the offer latest by 26thFebruary 2024.

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Address for Communication :
Ms. Sayli Charatkar
Visiting Scholars Program 2023-24
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai 400 065 (INDIA)
Email : vscp@igidr.ac.in
Phone: + 91-22-69096530