CoRe – 2017: IGIDR PhD. Colloquium CALL for APPLICATIONS

                                                                                                                    CoRe – 2017: IGIDR PhD. Colloquium

                                                                                                                             CALL for APPLICATIONS

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites applications from PhD. scholars for participating in its second Conversations on Research (CoRe): IGIDR PhD. Colloquium. The Colloquium is being organized as part of the Institute’s overall mandate to foster excellence in research by stimulating interactions among young researchers across the country.

About: CoRe aims to provide doctoral students of Economics, Energy & Environment, and Development Studies:

  • a platform to present their on-going research and gain valuable feedback on their work
  • an opportunity to meet doctoral students from other parts of the country
  • a forum to discuss emerging issues that concern both theoretical and empirical researchers
  • guidance on improving the chance of publication through interactions with senior researchers and journal editors
  • suggestions for post PhD. career options


Date and Venue: November 7-10, 2017, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Gen A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400065, INDIA.


For details visit CoRe Website:  



  1. Full Paper Sessions: A total of 14 PhD. scholars who are in the advanced stage of their doctoral work will be invited to present a paper from their thesis. This will be followed by a discussion led by the chair/discussant. Two slots are earmarked for candidates who made poster presentations in CoRe 2016 subject to their meeting acceptable quality standards.
  2. Poster Presentation Sessions: A total of 16 PhD. scholars who are in the initial stages of their PhD. will be invited to present an overview of their thesis in short/poster presentations.
  3. Panel discussions: Panel Discussions will be held every evening involving faculty members, journal editors and other resource persons from IGIDR and other academic institutions.


Financial Support: 3rd AC train fare by the shortest route, free accommodation on twin sharing basis, and full boarding.

Application Procedure:

All PhD. Scholars registered with a university in India are eligible to apply. Interested participants should send the following documents by email to (1) a covering letter, (2) latest CV, (3) scanned (attested) copy of a bona-fide certificate from the College/Institute/University authorities, (4) a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor, and (5) a completed paper (to be considered for the Full Paper Sessions), or an overview of the thesis (to be considered for Short/Poster Sessions).

All candidates must mention if they participated in CoRe – 2016.



The last Date for receiving applications is August 15th, 2017. Selected candidates will be informed by September 15th 2017.