Overview: The Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Programme has been instituted in IGIDR as part of its outreach activities. Its objective is to support high quality research by scholars with a doctoral degree and an outstanding academic record. Up to three fellowships are available per year. The fellowships are granted for an initial period of one year, which can be extended by a maximum of one more year.
Eligibility: Applicants should be under 40 years of age, secured a minimum of 55% aggregate marks or equivalent in the Masters degree, and should have obtained a Ph.D. degree in the broad areas of Economics or Energy and Environment Policy. Candidates who have completed their Ph.D thesis in the last six months; and/or employed as Junior faculty in academic institutions; and/or have strong publication records are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application: Completed application should include :
Selection: The PDF Committee will select the candidates based on an evaluation of their application, proposal and an interview conducted at IGIDR. The final admission to the program will be subject to necessary approval from the parent institution of the candidates.
Fellowship: Post Doctoral Fellows will receive a consolidated amount of Rs.35,000/- per month and a contingency grant of up to Rs.40,000/- per year for research related expenses against submission of bills. The fellowship is payable up to a maximum of twenty-four months. They will also be provided campus accommodation depending on availability. In case of junior faculty who come on leave and whose salary exceeds the fellowship amount, IGIDR may consider salary protection up to the scale of lecturer/assistant professor subject to the discretion of the Director.
Responsibilities: The grantees would be independent to pursue their research plan, and are expected to produce at least two working papers per year, and give at least two seminars at IGIDR each year based on the work done by them at IGIDR. In addition, the grantees are expected to comply with any other work assigned to them by the Director. They would be provided office space and have full access to library, computing and other facilities of the Institute. Please note that Post Doctoral Fellows are full-time fixed term positions that are no way related to the entry-level faculty positions at IGIDR.
Address for Communication:
Ms. Martha Lobo
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme 2014
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon East,
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