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Call for Applications: IRRAD Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships in India, 2014

The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) is inviting applications for research fellowships from doctoral/postdoctoralcandidates to work on rural development projects in the selected districts of India including Mewat district of Haryana and Alwar district of Rajasthan. The duration of the fellowship is six months and can be held for a single continuous period between January 2014 and June 2014 and may be extended to December 2014. The fellowship will include a total grant of Rs. 1, 80,000/-. The last date of submission is November 15, 2013.

Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded to work on rural development projects. Interested candidates must submit a research proposal on any of the following research themes:
1. Influence of changing agronomy on economics of crops such as wheat and mustard in semi-arid regions of India
2. Comparative research study of the performance of water-management institutions in the semi-arid villages of India 3. Enhancing community participation through capacity building
4. Comparative research study of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) policies in Rajasthan and Haryana
5. Understanding changing gender roles through various interfaces of rural development
6. Relevance of integrating indigenous communication tools with technological innovations to effect wider dissemination of development discourses
7. Facilitators and impediments in capturing gender disaggregated data for water, sanitation and hygiene in India
Course Level: Fellowship is available for doctoral/post-doctoral candidates in the selected districts of India including Mewat district of Haryana and Alwar district of Rajasthan.
Scholarship Provider: The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD)
Award can be taken at: India

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Eligibility: Interested candidates must submit a research proposal on any of the available research themes. The research proposal must explain the need of the study, objective, research questions, literature review, methodology and scope of the study. The research proposal should not exceed 2500 words. The applicant can be a full time researcher or a Ph.D. student.

Open for International Students: Indian citizens are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

Description:  The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) invites applications from doctoral/post-doctoral candidates for its research fellowship programme to work on rural development projects in the selected districts of India including Mewat district of Haryana and Alwar district of Rajasthan. The research fellowship will largely focus on analysing rural poverty and livelihood system dynamics of the communities and sustainability of IRRAD‡s development interventions.

Duration of award(s): The duration of the fellowship is six months and can be held for a single continuous period between January 2014 and June 2014 and may be extended to December 2014.

What does it cover? The fellowship will include a total grant of Rs. 1, 80,000/-.  In case the study includes primary data collection in intervention areas of IRRAD, additional facilities such as residential accommodation, local transportation and field staff support shall be provided.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit their research proposal together with curriculum vitae focusing on prior research work experience and/or research publications along with two references including one academic reference to research-at-irrad.org.

Application Deadline: The last date of submission is November 15, 2013.

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