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Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research


Call for Applications

This is to inform all applicants of Post-Doctoral Fellowship/Post Doctoral Contract Programme 2020 that PDF/PDC 2020 program has been suspended. Applicants may apply again when IGIDR advertises after it resumes in-campus activities fully.


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.


Applicants should be resident Indians, 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 two years, and/or employed as junior faculty in academic institutions, and/or have strong publication records are particularly encouraged to apply.

Those who have submitted their PhD. Thesis by 31st March 2020 can also apply.


Candidates will be selected based on an evaluation of their application, proposal and an interview conducted at IGIDR. The final admission to the programme will be subject to necessary approval from the parent institution of the candidates if applicable.


Post-Doctoral Fellows will receive a consolidated amount of Rs.70,000/- per month for a maximum period of two years. The fellowship will be granted for an initial period of one year, and conditional on satisfactory progress of the researcher, the fellowship will be extended to one more year. Post-Doctoral Fellows will 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.


The grantees would be independent to pursue their research plan, and are expected to produce at least one working paper per year, and give at least one seminar at IGIDR each year based on the work done by them at IGIDR. They are also encouraged to participate in Institute’s activities including teaching, Conferences and Workshops organized by the Institute. They would be provided office space and have full access to library, computing and other facilities of the Institute.

Please note that the Post Doctoral Fellows are full-time fixed term positions that are no way related to the entry-level faculty positions at IGIDR.


Completed application should include :

  • Curriculum vitae, including the list of publications, if any.
  • Synopsis of the applicant’s Ph.D. thesis, (if need be, the applicant should be prepared to send a copy of the thesis).
  • Proposed plan of post-doctoral work at IGIDR (not exceeding 3 pages).
  • One ‘Writing Sample’ which could be an article or a scholarly paper published/presented in academic journals/conferences or extracts from the applicant’s past academic work.
  • Two recommendations, of which one should be from the applicant’s Thesis Supervisor, and,
  • Photocopy of the Ph.D. degree certificate or a certificate from the applicant’s university registrar/head of the department stating that the applicant has been provisionally awarded the Ph.D. degree or the candidate can submit a certificate from the applicant’s University Registrar/Head of the department stating that the applicant has submitted the PhD thesis for examination.
  • In case of junior faculty working in academic institutions, applications should be routed through proper channel. An advance copy of the application may be sent to IGIDR for consideration.
 Application Deadline & Notifications:
  • Applicants have to apply online via the IGIDR website www.igidr.ac.in/pdf2020 by March 13, 2020.
 Address for Communication:

Ms. Martha Lobo
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon East,
Mumbai 400065

 Email: pdf@igidr.ac.in
 Phone: +91-22-28416585

Applicant can apply for Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2020 and Post-Doctoral Contract 2020 both.

  Instructions to fill up application form

Please read the instructions carefully before you start applying.

  • You need to keep logged in into your gmail account in order to apply.
  • Please fill the application carefully as only one application per person could be received.
  • Please make sure you have all the documents ready with you preferably in pdf format before you start the application.
  • Also note that you are requested to start application in New Incognito Window /Private browsing if you face difficulty while uploading documents.
  • Maximum file size for documents to be uploaded is limited to 10MB, please upload documents within that file-size range.
  • In case of technical problems please write to pdf@igidr.ac.in.
  • Please note that last date of receiving application is March 13, 2020.
  Important Announcement

Please Note: Recommendation letter(s) must be signed by the referee(s) and then should be uploaded

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