OPPORTUNITIES: Visiting Fellowships for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers on India’s Political Economy

Applications are invited for two visiting fellowships from advanced PhD students and early-career postdoctoral researchers working on themes related to the political economy of contemporary India. The fellowships are to be held at one of the following institutions: Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley; King’s India Institute, King’s College London or Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR, Mumbai). The visiting fellowships will be of up to one month in duration and worth up to £4000 each. The fellowships are offered under the auspices of a trilateral partnership between the three institutions funded by the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI).

Applicants must be based at a university in India, United Kingdom or the United States, and should propose to spend time at one of the three institutions located in a country other than their place of residence. While in residence, visiting fellows will be invited to make a presentation of their research and to take part in other activities at the relevant institution. Applications should consist of a) a cover letter setting out the candidate’s research and proposed use of the visiting fellowship; b) a full CV; c) a writing sample (of up to 10,000 words). The visit should take place between September 2013-March 2014. Applications should be sent to Dr Louise Tillin (Louise.Tillin@kcl.ac.uk) by the deadline of May 19, 2014(decisions are expected by early June).