Overview: The Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Programme has been instituted in IGIDR as part of its outreach activities. Its objective is to support high quality research by scholars with a doctoral degree and an outstanding academic record. Up to three fellowships are available per year. The fellowships are granted for an initial period of one year, which can be extended by a maximum of one more year. .
Eligibility: Applicants should be resident Indians preferably under 40 years of age, and should have obtained a Ph.D. degree in the broad areas of Economics, including Development, Energy and Environment Policy.
Application: Completed application should include (1) Curriculum vitae, including the list of publications, if any, (2) Synopsis of the applicant's Ph.D. thesis, (if need be, the applicant should be prepared to send a copy of the thesis), (3) Proposed plan of Post-doctoral work at IGIDR (not exceeding 3 pages), (4) One `Writing Sample' which could be an article or a scholarly paper published/presented in academic journals/conferences or extracts from the applicant's past academic work, (5) Two recommendations, of which one should be from the applicant's dissertation supervisor, and (6) Photocopy of the Ph.D. degree certificate or a certificate from the applicant's university registrar/head of the department stating that the applicant has been provisionally awarded the Ph.D. degree.
In case of junior faculty, applications should be routed through proper channel. An advance copy of the application may be sent to IGIDR for consideration.
Selection: The PDF Committee will select the candidates based on an evaluation of their application and an interview conducted at IGIDR.
Fellowship: Post Doctoral Fellows will receive a consolidated amount of Rs.25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Only) per month. The fellowship amount is likely to be revised after faculty pay revision. The fellowship is payable up to a maximum of twenty-four months. Fellows will also receive one return 3-tier AC train fare from the place of their permanent residence. They will also be provided on campus accommodation depending on availability. In case of junior faculty who come on leave and whose salary exceeds the fellowship amount, IGIDR may consider protecting their salary up to the scale of lecturer / assistant professor subject to the discretion of the Director / PDF Committee.
Responsibilities: The grantees would be independent to pursue their research plan, and are expected to produce at least two working papers per year, and give at least two seminars at IGIDR each year based on the work done by them at IGIDR. In addition, the grantees are expected to comply with any other work assigned to them by the Director. They would be provided office space and have full access to library, computing and other facilities of the Institute. Please note that Post Doctoral Fellows are full-time fixed term positions that are no way related to the entry-level faculty positions at IGIDR.
Application Deadline & Notifications: Applications can be sent electronically or by post to reach IGIDR by 30th April 2009. Letters of recommendation should be sent by the concerned persons directly to IGIDR via email/post. The subject head for email and top of the envelope for post should indicate APPLICATION FOR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2009. Candidates for interview will be notified by email / post by 31st May 2009. Interviews are scheduled to be held during June 2009. Award of Fellowships will be notified by email / post by 30th June 2009. Awardees are expected to join the Institute by 1st August 2009.
Address for Communication:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme 2009
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon East,
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