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ICSSR invites applications for Post-Doctoral and Senior Fellowships for 2020-21

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New Delhi:  Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi,  invites online applications for (i) Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDF) and (ii) Senior Fellowships (SF) for 2020-21 from Indian scholars. The proposals should be in some social science discipline or should have substantial social science contents if it happens to be interdisciplinary or trans-disciplinary in nature.

Mode of Applications:  Applicants can visit ICSSR’s website and apply online while uploading the required supporting documents. Hard copy of the application form with requisite documents and forwarding letter(s) of the affiliating Institute/ University/ College and/or supervisor etc. will be required at a later stage after short-listing of the proposals. ICSSR will send communication about the submission of hard copies of the documents at required stage.

The last date for online submission of applications is 21 June 2020.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDF):  The main objective of ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to encourage and retain young Indian social science scholars who have completed their Ph.D. degree and wish to pursue a career in teaching and research. They should have a high potential and promise for conducting full time research on important social science research issues and problems.

The broad disciplines of study within the domain of social sciences are: Economics, Management, Commerce, Sociology, Social Work, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Socio-Sanskrit Studies, Socio-Philosophical Studies, Social Linguistics, Gender Studies, Health Studies, Political Science, International Studies, Public Administration, Diaspora Studies, National Security and Strategic Studies, Education, Social Psychology, Legal Studies, Social Geography, Environmental Studies, Modern Social History, Media Studies, Library Science.

Eligibility

The scholar should not be more than 45 years of age on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for applicants belonging to SC/ST categories and Persons with Benchmark Disability.

 

The scholar must possess a Ph.D. degree in any of the social science disciplines at the time of application.

A fellow is required to affiliate himself/herself to an ICSSR Research Institute/ institutes of national importance as approved by MHRD/ government research institutes/public funded Indian university including deemed university/college having approved Ph.D. programme and requisite research infrastructure of his/her choice. Funds are disbursed through the affiliating/administering institution.

The selected fellow has to work under the guidance of a senior social scientist (not below Associate Professor with sufficient research supervision experience and publications) belonging to the same discipline or related discipline as that of the applicant. The supervisor should not be superannuated and be in regular employment at the time of application and should belong to the affiliating institution. In case of inter-disciplinary proposals, the supervisor should have proven expertise in the area of research proposed by the scholar. The selection of the supervisor is subject to the approval of the ICSSR.

Faculties with regular service of minimum two years in public funded universities/colleges and research institutes getting UGC pay-scales may be considered for pay protection in exceptionally meritorious cases to be decided by the expert Committee(s) of the ICSSR. The Expert Committee of the ICSSR also reserves the right to convert a fellowship proposal into a Project Proposal.

Senior Fellowships (SF):  Senior Fellowships are awarded to outstanding Indian Social Scientists for conducting full time research on themes and issues of national and social concerns.

The broad disciplines of study within the domain of social sciences are: Economics, Management, Commerce, Sociology, Social Work, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Socio-Sanskrit Studies, Socio-Philosophical Studies, Social Linguistics, Gender Studies, Health Studies, Political Science, International Studies, Public Administration, Diaspora Studies, National Security and Strategic Studies, Education, Social Psychology, Legal Studies, Social Geography, Environmental Studies, Modern Social History, Media Studies, Library Science.

Eligibility for Senior Fellowships (SF):

 The scholar should not be less than 45 and more than 70 years of age on the last date of application.

The scholar must possess a Ph.D. degree in any of the social science disciplines with outstanding research publications at the time of application.

Senior government and defence officers (not less than 25 years of regular service) and persons with proven Social Science expertise possessing a Ph. D. degree in any social science disciplines and demonstrable research experience through publications of books/research papers/reports can also apply.

A fellow is required to affiliate himself/ herself to an ICSSR Research Institute/ institutes of national importance as approved by MHRD/ government research institute/public funded university including deemed university of his/her choice. Funds are disbursed through the affiliating/administering institution. In case of need, a scholar may be affiliated to an ICSSR regional centre.

Faculties with regular service in public funded universities/colleges and research institutes getting UGC pay-scales may be considered for pay protection in exceptionally meritorious cases to be decided by the Expert Committees of the ICSSR. The Expert Committee of the ICSSR also reserves the right to convert a fellowship proposal into a Project Proposal.

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