Monday, March 10, 2014

Fellowships @ India Observatory and Asia Research Centre @ LSE

India Observatory and Asia Research Centre @ London School of Economics and Political Science

The LSE India Observatory was set up in partnership with the Reserve Bank of India and State Bank of India. The Centre is multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary. It works in partnership with Departments and Centres across the LSE, and the research reflects the School’s social science orientation. Its role is to support, facilitate and promote collaborative intellectual engagement between the UK and India, and to participate in wider international collaborative research and policy interactions with partners in Asia and beyond.

The LSE India Observatory / Asia Research Centre invites applications for the following Fellowships:

Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship 2014-15

The Fellowship will be for a period of up to eight months in the academic year 2014-15.  Applicants should have experience of social science research on South Asia. The Fellow will be expected to engage in social science research on a topic under the following themes: Growth and Inclusion; Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability; Social and Human Security; Population and Development; Governance and Democracy. Preference will be given to topics that focus on contemporary social, political and economic concerns of South Asia. This 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.

Subir Chowdhury Fellowship 2014-15

The Fellowship will be for a period of three months in the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants should have experience of social science research on India and/or Bangladesh. The Fellow will be expected to engage in research examining the impact of people quality and behaviour on the economies of Asian nations, prioritising but not restricted to, India and Bangladesh. This Fellowship allows for any scholar to participate in the programme regardless of ethnicity or national origin. The Fellowship is supported by the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation.

Further Information and Application Process

All Fellowships are based at the Asia Research Centre, LSE. Fellows receive a monthly subsistence allowance, the exact amount depending on qualifications. Shared work space is provided together with access to research facilities at the School.  Applicants for the Fellowships should have completed a PhD - the Fellowships are not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor are they intended for senior academics. All Fellows will be expected to finish a piece of research of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar or lecture arranged by the Asia Research Centre. Further information can be found at: www.lse.ac.uk/AsiaResearchCentre .

Applications should be addressed to The Fellowships Selection Committee, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK, and may be submitted by post or emailed to arc@lse.ac.uk. Applications should include a covering letter of no more than one page, a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages and an outline of proposed research of no more than three pages. Please use A4-sized plain paper only. Applicants should also give the names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their work, to be contacted by the Committee.

The final date for receipt of applications is Monday, 12th May 2014. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2014.

Further Details: www.lse.ac.uk/AsiaResearchCentre

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