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CSDS Doctoral Fellowships 2014-2015

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi invites applications for Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2014-15. Up to six fellowships (of which one fellowship is earmarked for a teacher-fellow) will be awarded for a period of two years with possible extension of one year. Successful candidates will work on a doctoral dissertation in an Indian university under the supervision/co-supervision of a faculty member of CSDS. Students from Universities which do not allow for co-supervision need not apply.

The last date for the receipt of completed applications is October 15, 2014.

For any enquiries, please contact S. Jayasree Jayanthan, Administrative Officer.

Telephone: 011 2394 2199, 2395 1190, 2397 1151.
Fax: 011 2394 3450.

Research Themes

Fellowships are offered to students with interests falling within the areas of Centre’s research:

> Democracy and social change
> Intellectual and cultural history
> Political and social thought
> Language, culture, society
> Media Studies and urban experience
> Violence, identity and diversity


> Post-graduate degree in social sciences with at least 55 per cent marks.
> The applicant should be registered for PhD in an Indian University.

Fellowship and Facilities

As per the ICSSR guidelines, the fellowship offered consists of a monthly stipend of Rs. 16,000/-, contingency amount of Rs. 15,000 per year and library facilities.

Application Requirements

> Curriculum Vitae
> Names and addresses of two academic referees
> A statement of about 1500 words on the proposed research
> A sample of candidate’s written work

Selection and Preference

Short-listed candidates would be called for an interview.

Preference will be given to women, differently-abled persons and those from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and minority communities.

Applications should be sent on plain paper, specifying: name, age, mailing address, contact number etc. to the Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29, Rajpur Road, Delhi 110 054. Applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

Those required to route applications through their employer may send advance copies in order to meet the deadline.