About the Grant
The grant aims to support students and early career researchers working on pertinent themes in Humanities and Social Sciences. CPRG invites applications from postgraduate, doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship is open to Indian students from all Indian and foreign universities.
Contemporary India: Research focusing on contemporary India in disciplines such as, but not limited to, sociology (caste & other social identities), political science, international relations (historical and contemporary), anthropology and diaspora studies, law and jurisprudence, economics, development studies, environment, gender studies, among others.
Indian value systems, culture, and history: Research focusing on Indian value systems, culture, and history (ancient, medieval, and modern) in humanities and social sciences. The above research themes are outlined for the purpose of direction. However, we invite applications in the broader field of social sciences and humanities even beyond the topics mentioned. Preference will be given to research pertaining to Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS).
Students or researchers should be affiliated with recognized universities at the postgraduate level or above and must have good academic standing.
Preference would be given to projects with the viability of publication. Preference would be given to those who have secured primary grants from elsewhere and want to use the CPRG-SSR grant to supplement them.
For doctoral students, preference would be given to those at advanced stages of their degree.
For master’s students, preference would be given to those who can demonstrate potential for further academic research.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis till November 30, 2022.
The complete application package would consist of a research proposal, CV, writing sample, and Budget. The research proposal should be 2-3 pages (Font size 12 pt.) and should include the objective of the research, academic contribution, methodology and research design, and broad timeline of the project.
It should also include a justification for resources. In case of a joint application, the CVs of all co-applicants should be uploaded as a single PDF. Only published academic articles or book chapters will be accepted as writing samples. Applicants can submit co-authored publications as their writing samples.
If primary grants are secured from other sources, a letter of the award should be included. For acquiring resources such as manuscripts, a quotation should be included.
Funds are available for fieldwork, archival research, acquisition of primary sources (including reprography of manuscripts), research assistance, or other academic activities.
For Indian and foreign university students and researchers, grants can range from Rs.15,000 to Rs.1,00,000. All amounts would be disbursed to an Indian bank account.
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