Friday, 3 February 2017
Sir Ratan Tata Postdoctoral Fellowship for South Asian Applicants, 2017
The Sir Ratan Tata Foundation and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invite applications for the Sir Ratan Tata research fellowships. The Fellowship is open to candidates from South Asia, that is, the SAARC region which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences.
If applicant’s first language is not English and if their previous degree has not been taught entirely in English, they will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing Postdoctoral Research programme.
Study Subject: 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
Scholarship Award: The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £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.
Scholarship can be taken in: UK
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
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.
Nationality: The Fellowship is open to candidates from South Asia, that is, the SAARC region which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Fellowship is supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants should have completed a PhD – the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.
English language/ Test Requirements: Applicants may be aware that UK Visas and Immigration have recently updated their list of approved English language tests. The tests are as follows: IELTS; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTEA); Cambridge English Scale*; TOEFL; Trinity ISE (revised test).
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
Application Deadline: The final date for receipt of applications is Monday April 24, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2017.