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LSE India Observatory

London School of Economics and Political Science

The LSE India Observatory was set up in partnership with the Reserve Bank of India and State Bank of India. It has been renewed with new funding from YES Bank. This centre is involved in multi-disciplinary research and public policy focusing on sustainable growth, inclusion and development.

The LSE India Observatory invites applications for the following Fellowships:

Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship 2017-18

The Fellowship is for a period of eight months in the academic year 2017-18. Applicants should be early career researchers and employed with an established institution in South Asia. The Fellow is expected to engage in social science research that focuses on contemporary social, political and economic concerns of South Asia. This Fellowship is open to candidates residing in the SAARC region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This Fellowship is supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics 2017-18

The Fellowship is for a period of three months in the academic year 2017-18. Applicants should be working on research examining the economic impact of people quality and behaviour on the economies of South Asia, prioritising but not restricted to, India and Bangladesh. This Fellowship allows for any scholar to participate in the programme regardless of ethnicity or national origin. The Fellowship is supported by the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation.


All Fellowships are based at the India Observatory, LSE. Fellows receive a monthly subsistence allowance, the exact amount depending on qualifications. Shared work space is provided together with access to research facilities at the School. Applicants for the Fellowships should have been awarded their PhD. These Fellowships are not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor are they intended for senior academics. All data collection and any material required for the research should be secured before coming to the LSE. Fellows will be expected to complete a paper of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India Observatory. Further information can be found at:

Applications should be addressed to: The Fellowships Selection Committee, India Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK, and submitted by email as a Word or PDF document to Applications should include a covering letter of no more than one page, curriculum vitae of no more than three pages and an outline of proposed research of no more than three pages. Applicants should also give the names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their work, to be contacted by the Committee.

The final date for receipt of applications is Monday 24th April 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2017.

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