Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship

Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship was established in 1997 at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in partnership with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship is for a period of eight months during each academic year, based at the LSE India Observatory.

The Fellow is expected to engage in social science research broadly on the themes of Economy and Society in South Asia with a particular focus on the following themes:

* Growth and inclusion

* Climate change and environmental sustainability

* Social and human security

* Population and development

* Governance and democracy

The Fellow is expected to finish a research paper of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India Observatory. All data collection and any material required for the research should be secured before coming to the LSE.

The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to Pound 1,500 a month, and will also be provided with shared work space and access to research facilities at the School. Assistance will also be provided towards the cost of travel and related expenses. No additional grant is available for fieldwork or any other costs.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should have been awarded their PhD - the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

Applicants should be early career researchers working on social science with a focus on South Asia. Applicants should be employed with established institutions in the SAARC region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The Fellowship is open to candidates residing in South Asia, that is, the SAARC region.

How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to: The Fellowships Selection Committee, India Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK, and submitted by email as a Word or PDF document to

Applications should include:

* a cover letter of no more than one page

* curriculum vitae of no more than three pages

* an outline of proposed research of no more than three pages

* the names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their work, to be contacted by the Committee

* The final date for receipt of applications is Monday 24th April 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2017.

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Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship