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Fellowships for advanced research

June 18, 2009 12:33 IST
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What: The Indian Institute of Advanced Study invites applications for Fellowships for advanced research in various fields.

About the Fellowships

~ Applications for award of Fellowships for advanced research in the following areas are invited:

  • Social, Political and Economic Philosophy;
  • Comparative Indian Literature (including Ancient, Medieval, Modern Folk and Tribal);
  • Comparative Studies in Philosophy and Religion;
  • Comparative Studies in History (including Historiography and Philosophy of History);
  • Education, Culture, Arts including performing Arts and Crafts;
  • Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Logic and Mathematics;
  • Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Natural and Life Sciences;
  • Studies in Environment;
  • Indian Civilization in the context of Asian Neighbours; and
  • Problems of Contemporary India in the context of National Integration and Nation-building.

~In addition to the above themes, 2-4 Fellowships would be awarded to scholars who wish to work on any theme related to 'Contentious Politics'.

~ There will be 1-2 fellowships on Gandhi's Life and Thought.

~ Since the Institute is committed to advanced study, proposals involving empirical work with data collection and fieldwork would not be considered.

~ Applications from scholars working in, and on, the North Eastern region are encouraged.

~ Scholars belonging to the weaker section of society would be given preference.

~ The Institute shall publish the monographs of the Fellows on completion of their term.

~ The prescribed application form and details of the Fellowship grants payable to the Fellows are available on the website of the Institute:, and can also be obtained from the Institute by sending a self-addressed envelop (5x11") with postage stamp of Rs 10 affixed. The application on the prescribed form may be sent to the Secretary, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 171005. Applications can also be made online at

~ The term of Fellowship would initially be for a period of one year, extendable further, but in no case will it extend beyond two years.

~ Fellows would be expected to remain in residence from mid-March to December 15. Their stay at the Institute during the remaining months would be optional. They may proceed on Study Tours during this period.

~ The Institute provides fully furnished rent-free accommodation to Fellows within the campus. In addition, scholars will be provided a personal fully furnished study (which may be on sharing basis) with computer and Internet facilities. The Fellows will not be entitled for any House Rent Allowance (HRA).

~ The Fellows will be provided with free stationary. In addition, they would have access to Institute vehicles for local travel on payment of nominal charges.

~ On matters of health, Fellows are entitled for free medical treatment at the dispensary of the Institute.

~ It is mandatory for in-service candidates to apply through the proper channel. The Fellowship Selection Committee is likely to meet in the third week of August 2009. Those interested can get further details from the Section Officer (Administration) of the Institute. He is available on e-mail at

Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Rashtrapati Nivas
Shimla 171 005

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