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IGIDR-IDRC Post Doctoral Scholarships 2018-19 : Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

Organisation : Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Scholarship Name : IGIDR-IDRC Post Doctoral Scholarships 2018-19
Applicable For : Candidate From Select Asian Countries
Application Deadline : April 30, 2018
Website : http://www.igidr.ac.in/
Notification : https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/20927-Post.pdf

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IGIDR-IDRC Scholarships

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) runs a Capacity Building Program in Inclusive Development with special focus on Labor Market and Industrial Policy with funding from the International Development Research Center, Canada (IDRC).

Related : IGIDR-IDRC Post-Doctoral Scholarships 2017-18 : www.scholarships.net.in/13348.html

As part of this initiative, Post-Doctoral Scholarships would be available for students who are citizens of the following Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

This program aims to encourage young researchers with Economics Ph.D. degree from select Asian countries, viz., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, to visit IGIDR for a period of 12 months (extendable to a maximum of another 12 months) to undertake Post-Doctoral research in any field within Economics, with a special focus on Labor Market and Industrial Policy.

Eligibility

The applicants, preferably within the age limit of 35 years, should be either fresh Ph.D. (within two years of successful submission of their dissertations) or junior faculty, who have submitted their Ph.D. dissertations or obtained Ph.D. degrees with an outstanding academic training and record in the broad area of Economics, and particularly, Inclusive Development with special emphasis on Labor Markets and Industrial Policy.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following either by email to asianhub@igidr.ac.in with the subject line `Application for Asianhub Post-Doctoral position …………………(name of the applicant)‘ or by Post (IGIDR-IDRC Asianhub Post-Doctoral Scholarship Program, IGIDR, Film City Road, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400065, India with subject line `Application for Asianhub Post-Doctoral position………………(name of the applicant)‘) on or before April 30, 2018

a. Complete curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, if applicable.

b. Synopsis of the applicant’s Ph.D. thesis. (If asked, the applicant should be prepared to send a copy of the thesis.)

c. Proposed plan of Post-doctoral work at IGIDR (not exceeding 3 pages).

d. 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, if available, with evidence of applicant’s interest in labor markets and industrial policy.

e. Scan of the Passport with details such as photograph, passport number, place of issue, and validity

f. Two academic recommendations, including one from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor, which should comment on the applicant’s academic caliber, research potential, and English proficiency, among other things, should be sent toasianhub@igidr.ac.in from the recommender’s official email id with the subject line `Reference for Asianhub Post-Doctoral Applicant………………………………..(name of the applicant)‘.

g. Certificate from the applicant’s university registrar/head of the department that the applicant has either submitted the Ph.D. thesis or has been awarded the Ph.D. degree.

h. In case of junior faculty, applications should be routed through proper channel.

Terms & Operational Procedures

The grantees will be expected to produce at least two working papers per year; they will also be expected to give at least two seminars at IGIDR each year based on the work done by them at IGIDR.

IGIDR and the proposed IDRC Program must be mentioned prominently in any publication of articles, books and monographs directly derived from the postdoctoral research.

Selection Procedure

Selection will be based on a joint evaluation of the academic record, CV, letters of recommendation, the research proposal, writing sample, and possibly a skype interview. The selected candidate will be intimated by email as well as mail by June first week.

Selected scholar will be paid a scholarship of INR 100000 per month, One round trip travel expense up to a maximum of INR 50000, fixed medical coverage of INR 25000, book grant of INR 50000, research grant of INR 100000, and conference travel support up to a maximum of INR 150000.

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