Friday, August 21, 2009

IGIDR Young Scholars' Programme 2009

Young Scholars' Programme

9-21 November 2009

Organized by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Film City Road, Goregaon (E), Mumbai-400065

Young scholars in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences interested in Human Development research and teaching are invited to participate in a Young Scholars' Programme (YSP 6) for capacity development. This is the sixth in the YSP series conducted bi-annually at IGIDR since 2007. The Programme is supported by UNDP and Planning Commission and hopes to build capacity in the broad area of human development. Those who finish their master's degree (M.A., M.Sc. or M.Phil.) this year or have done so in the preceding three years may apply. Recently appointed college lecturers are also encouraged to apply. We expect to select about 35-40 participants from all over India across various disciplines.

The Programme will consist of lectures by IGIDR and guest Faculty on a range of topics, discussion groups and individual research, for which library, internet and other advanced facilities will be provided. Participants will be expected to give at the conclusion of the Programme a short presentation along with a 2000 word essay on a relevant topic of their choice.

Those selected will be given full boarding and lodging in twin-sharing AC suites at IGIDR, and Rs.3000 for incidentals (related to travel) and out of pocket expenses. Three-tier AC travel (including Tatkal charges where necessary) will be reimbursed. Accommodation may also be available before/ after the programme in case of travel exigencies. They should arrive latest by 8 November, and not leave before 21 November (evening) at conclusion of the programme.

Selection will be on the basis of CV and a half page note on your motivation (why you wish to participate). These should be sent by email to: latest by 30 August 2009. Selected candidates will be intimated in the week commencing 21 September and short-listed candidates offered places as vacancies arise.

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