Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship (South Asia)

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship (South Asia)

Conducted By : Sir Ratan Tata Trust, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
April 29 2019   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   Global
 About Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship (South Asia)

Ratan Tata Fellowship

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Summary:

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Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Eligibility

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Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Rewards

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application Process

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Selection Process

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Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Contact Details


Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship invites applications from researchers in the field of Social Science who are targeting South Asia. It will be a 6 months paid fellowship where the researchers would be given an opportunity to complete their research work.

Fellowship is presented by The Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).

The fellowship programme was started in the year 1997 and is provided to Post-Doctoral researchers working on the subject of Economy and Society in South Asia and particularly focusing on the following subjects:

  • Growth and inclusion
  • Governance and democracy
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Population and development

The Fellows are supposed to finish a research paper of publishable format during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India Observatory. The selected candidate should have secured all data and any material required for the research prior to their visit to LSE.

Dr. Madhura Swaminathan from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai was the first fellow who received the Ratan Tata fellowship.

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Ratan Tata Fellowship

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must have completed a Ph.D.
  • The candidate should be carrying out research in the field of Social Science targeting South Asia.
  • The candidate should be a research scholar in the early stage of their career.
  • The candidate should reside in South Asia.

Note: This fellowship is not for students of any Degree, Diploma or Postgraduate course.

 Reward Description

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Rewards:

  • Stipend: Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be granted for 6 months, with a Monthly allowance of up to £1,750.
  • Office Space & Access to Research Facility: LSE Asia Research Centre (ARC) will be the base of the fellowship and the fellow will be provided with shared office space along with access to the School’s Research Facility. 
  • Presentation of their Research: An opportunity to complete research of publishable quality and prepare a presentation at a seminar coordinated by Asia Research Center.
  • Additional Support: Travel cost and related expenses will be provided.
 Application Process

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application Process:

The application should be emailed to India.Observatory@lse.ac.uk  and submitted via post to the given address: The Fellowships Selection Committee, India Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK 

Documents to be attached with the application for fellowship: 

  • A curriculum vitae (Maximum of 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (Maximum of 1 page)
  • A brief description of the proposed research work to be undertaken
  • Names and Addresses of two references, which are familiar with their work and will be contacted by the Committee.
 Selection Process

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Selection Process:

  • The decision regarding the final selection will be made by The Fellowship Selection Committee.
  • The selected candidate will be informed by the end of July 2019 regarding the decision.
 Contact Details

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship Contact Details:

  • Address: London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, UK
  • Email: india.observatory@lse.ac.uk 
  • Website: sticerd.lse.ac.uk/india
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7955 7615