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Visiting Scholars Program 2022

Visiting Scholar-2022

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 up to five selected scholars to spend three months at a stretch at IGIDR anytime during 1st November, 2022 to 31st March 2023 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.  Applicants could select either of the following two periods: (1) November 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023 or (2) January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023. The final period of stay could change depending on the availability of accommodation.

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 have to apply online via the IGIDR website http://www.igidr.ac.in/academic-programmes/visiting-scholars-program-2/ by 30th September 2022.  Selected applicants will be notified via email by   20th October 2022.  Those selected will have to accept the offer latest by  1st November 2022
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Applications for VScP 2022 are now closed


Address for Communication :

Ms. Sayli Charatkar
Visiting Scholars Program 2022
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

Sr. NoPhotoName of ScholarName of University
Title of Research Proposal
Date of Joining
1Md. Sahidul Islam

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

Understanding Public Policy Making in India: A study of Odisha Millets Mission.

07.11.2022 to 06.02.2023
Facilitator: Prof. Srijit Mishra
2Mr. Sayar Ahmad Shah
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Exchange rate passthrough in a regime-changing framework: empirical evidence from India.
09.11.2022 to 08.02.2023
Dr. Sargam Gupta

3Mr. Prajyot Puno Gaonkar
Goa University
Circularity and Management of Electronic Equipment waste:
02.01.2023 to 31.03.2023
Facilitator: Prof. Sudhakar Yedla
4Ms. Suvidya Patel
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
An Empirical Analysis of Agricultural Produce Markets in Haryana
06.02.2023 to 05.05.2023
Facilitator: Prof. Subrata Sarkar