Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships for 2013

The Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships for 2013

Theme for this year: POVERTY


SAGE instituted the Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships in 2009 to honour Tejeshwar Singh, Managing Director of SAGE India for 25 years and doyen of the publishing industry in South Asia. SAGE invites applications for the award of The Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships for 2013 in the following categories

  • Social Sciences
  • Business & Management
  • Media & Communication Studies

Starting this year the fellowships will have a central theme. This year's theme is POVERTY.

Presiding Panel: T N Madan, Surendra Munshi and Romila Thapar

Duration: One year

A stipend of Rs. 50,000 a month (50,000 X 12) with an additional amount of Rs. 50,000 can be claimed for travel during the tenure of the fellowship. Total value of the Fellowship is Rs. 6,50,000.

Eligibility: Open to nationals of South Asian (SAARC) countries, including those currently resident overseas. Candidates must be below 40 years of age as on 1 April 2013.

Submission Guidelines: Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, a research proposal and a 5000 word sample of their writing. The last date for receipt of applications is 31st March 2013.

Award of Fellowship: The applications for each fellowship will be vetted by a jury of four experts including one representative of SAGE. The award of the fellowships will be announced on or before 30th June 2013.

Scope of the Fellowships

Proposal Presentation:

  • The proposal must be understandable with clear aims and scope
  • The proposed methodology must be sound

Substantive Merit:

  • There must be conceptual and theoretical clarity
  • Relevance to South Asia
  • It must make a potential contribution to the concerned subject area

Publication Potential:

The proposal must be such that the required research can be completed in a year. It should have the potential to be published as a book. The final book manuscript can be completed in 12 months subsequent to the end of the Fellowship. The book may be published by the scholar's choice of publisher with due acknowledgement to the Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships for supporting the research.


All applications should be addressed to: Ms Smrithi Sudhakaran, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, B1/I1 Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 044. Tel: 4053 9222, Extn: 256; email: pr@sagepub.in, www.sagepub.in



Fellowships for 2010 in the respective categories have been awarded to the following:

  • Social Sciences: Ms Mehreen Zahra-Malik, Assistant Editor, The News International, Pakistan
  • Media & Communication: Dr Santanu Chakrabarti, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Business & Management: Dr Ajai S Gaur, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, USA

The fellowships for 2011 and 2012 were not announced due to unavoidable reasons.


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