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London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science


The LSE India Observatory, set up in honour of IG Patel in 2006, is involved in interdisciplinary research, public policy engagement and knowledge exchange and capacity building programmes centrally focused on sustainable growth, inclusion and development.

The LSE India Observatory invites applications for the following Fellowships:

Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship 2019-20

The Fellowship is for a period of six months in the academic year 2019-20. 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 related to India and South Asia. This Fellowship is open to candidates residing in the SAARC region and is supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics 2019-20

The Fellowship is for a period of three months in the academic year 2019-20. Applicants should be early career researchers working on examining the impact of people quality and behaviour on the economies of Asian nations, 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 LSE India Observatory. 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 secured their PhD degree. 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 completed before coming to the LSE. Fellows will be expected to complete a research 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 cover letter of no more than one page, curriculum vitae of no more than three pages and an outline of proposed research (including detailed methodology and time line) of no more than three pages. Applicants should also give the names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their research, to be contacted by the Committee.

The final date for receipt of applications is Monday 29th April 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2019.

For more information on the Fellowships and the LSE India Observatory, please visit our website at

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