Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship (South Asia)

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship (South Asia)

Conducted By : Sir Ratan Tata Foundation & LSE
April 24 2018   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   Global
 About Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship (South Asia)

Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

  • Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship invites applications from researchers in the field of Social Science who are targeting South Asia. It will be an 8 months paid fellowship where the researchers would be given an opportunity to complete their research work.
  • Fellowship is presented by The Sir Ratan Tata Foundation and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and it is supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

The fellowship programme was started in the year 1997-98 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

Social and Human Security:

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

 Details

Points to be Noted:

  • Must have completed a Ph.D
  • Researching in the field of Social Science targeting South Asia.
  • Should be a research scholar in the early stage of their career.

Note: This fellowship is not for students of any Degree or Diploma neither it is intended for senior academics.

 Reward Description

Ratan Tata Fellowship Benefits: 

  • Stipend: Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship is will be granted for 8 months in the academic year of 2017-18, with a Monthly allowance of up to £1,500 (Approx. Rs. 1,41,500) 

  • 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 a research of publishable quality and prepare a presentation at a seminar coordinated by Asia Research Center

 Application Process

Ratan Tata Fellowship Application Process:

The application can be emailed to arc@lse.ac.uk or can be submitted via post at the given email address. The Fellowships Selection Committee, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK 

Documents to be attached with the application for fellowship: 

  • A curriculum vitae (Max 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (Max 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
  • There is no separate portal available where the application can be made online, the required documents can be scanned and mailed to the given Email Id.

Note: Please use only A4 size paper and do not staple the application form.

 Selection Process

Selection Process for Ratan Tata Fellowship:

  • 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 2017 regarding the decision.
 Contact Details
  • Address: The Fellowships Selection Committee, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, UK
  • Email: arc@lse.ac.uk