Sir Ratan Tata Trust Fellowship

Sir Ratan Tata Trust Fellowship

for Young Social Scientists at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) University of Delhi, North Campus, Delhi – 110 007 The IEG invites applications for One Junior Fellowship at the level of Assistant Professor, from a well-established Indian scholar with a Ph.D. Degree in Economics, Sociology or other Social Sciences, preferably below the age of 35 years (less than 37 in the case of women), for a period of two years in the first instance, extendable to an additional year, subject to evaluation. The application should include a research proposal, preferably in one of the research areas of the Institute: Environment and Development, Globalisation and Technological Change, Macro-economic Policy and Modelling, Industrial Economics, Agricultural Economics, Health Policy, Social Change, Population, and Labour and Welfare. An outstanding research proposal in fields other than these will also be welcome.

The terms of the Fellowship are as follows: The Fellow will:

(a) work full-time on research and not undertake any consultancy work;

(b) give one seminar per academic year, based on the research;

(c) produce one refereed journal article based on prior work or new work, and at least one IEG Working Paper based on new work done at the IEG; and

 (d) prepare a six-monthly self-assessment report submitted to a two-member advisory committee drawn from among the senior faculty members of IEG.

An outstanding performance could entitle a Junior Fellow to continue the fellowship beyond the first year, subject to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee. A Fellow will be given access to a personal computer, e-mail and internet facilities, and travel costs to attend one professional conference in India.

The Fellow will receive (a) a consolidated monthly stipend at the level of Assistant Professor;

(b) a relocation allowance;

(c) a book allowance; and

(d) contribution towards premium for a Mediclaim Policy.

The Institute will also offer campus accommodation to fellows from outside Delhi. Applications should be sent to Dr. Sushil Kumar Sen, Academic Programmes Officer, with details of academic experience; long-term goals; a brief overview of research interests at the Ph.D. level and in subsequent years; an outline of the proposed research (max 2,500 words) indicating the objectives, methodology and the sources of data, an abstract (250 words), a copy of upto two best publications or major writings, and names and e-mail addresses or fax numbers of three referees. Applications should reach the Academic Programmes Officer, Institute of Economic Growth, University Enclave, University of Delhi (North Campus), Delhi – 110 007, email: latest by January 31, 2011.


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