What is Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2020?

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is inviting applications for IGIDR Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2020 from PhD degree holders. The main objective of the fellowship is to support high-quality research by scholars with a doctoral degree and an outstanding academic record.

Who is offering this scholarship ?

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is offering this fellowship.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a resident and citizen of India
  • Have obtained a PhD degree in the fields of Economics or Energy and Environment Policy
  • Be under 40 years of age
  • Have obtained at least 55% marks or equivalent in his/her Master’s degree

Note: Candidates having completed a PhD thesis within last 2 year and/or working as junior faculty in educational institutions and/or have strong publication records will be given preference. Also, the candidates who have submitted their PhD thesis by 31st March 2020 are also eligible to apply. 

What are the benefits ?

  • The selected students will get a fellowship amount of INR 70,000 per month for one year
  • The fellowship can be extended to another year if the researcher’s progress is satisfactory
  • Working scholars/junior faculty, who will be joining the fellowship on a leave from their job and earning more than the fellowship amount, can get salary protection up to the scale of lecturer/assistant professor, subject to the discretion of the Director
  • On-campus accommodation will also be provided depending on the availability

How can you apply ?

Follow the step mentioned below to apply:

Step 1: Click here to visit the application page.
Step 2: Fill in your email ID and click ‘Next’. 
Step 3: Fill in all the details and click “Next”.
Step 5: Upload relevant documents.
Step 6: Finally submit the form.

What are the documents required for the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2020?

The following documents are required for application:

  • Research details/synopsis of PhD thesis
  • CV
  • List of publications (if any)
  • A proposed plan of post-doctoral work at IGIDR (not exceeding three pages)
  • Writing Sample (articles/scholarly papers published in academic journals/extracts of past academic works)
  • Recommendations (two)
  • PhD Degree Certificate (photocopy)
  • Approval from the parent institution of the candidates (if applicable)

What are the selection criteria ?

The selection will be made on the basis of the quality of application, proposal and the interview which will be conducted at IGIDR.

What are the important dates ?

Application deadline: 13th March 2020

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants need to stay logged in into their Gmail account to apply.
  • All documents are to be submitted in PDF format.
  • Maximum file size for documents to be uploaded is 10 MB.

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Contact details

Ms Martha Lobo
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon East,
Mumbai 400065
Email: pdf@igidr.ac.in
Phone: +91-22-28416585