The Sir Ratan Tata Post Doctoral Fellowship 2023 was established in 1997 at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in partnership with the Ratan Tata Trust. The LSE India Observatory, set up in 2006, is involved in interdisciplinary research, public policy engagement, knowledge exchange, and capacity-building programs broadly focused on Sustainable growth, inclusion, and development. The Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship program for a period of six months each during each academic year, based at the LSE India Observatory. The fellows are expected to engage in Social Science research broadly on economic and social development in India and South Asia.
About Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship 2023
The fellowship is a collaboration between Tata Trust and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The program is organized for Ph.D. holders belonging to South Asia, the SAARC region (Bangladesh India Bhutan Afghanistan Nepal Maldives Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). The fellowship is for a period of six months during each academic year at the LSE India observatory. The recipient receives a monthly allowance of 2,337 USD and access to research facilities and a shared workspace. The research focus should be on any of the following themes, such that it resonates with the ongoing research of the India observatory:
- Sustainable growth and inclusion
- Climate change and environmental sustainability
- Social and human security
- Governance and democracy
The fellow is expected to finish a research paper of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India observatory.
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Key Highlights of Sir Ratan Tata Post-Doctoral Fellowship
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-specific|
|Organization||LSE and Sir Ratan Tata Trust|
|Name of scholarship||Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship|
|Number of scholarships||1|
|International students Eligible||Yes|
|Official Website||Sir Ratan Tata|
Objectives of Fellowship
- The candidates will be provided with a shared workspace and access to research facilities at the school.
- The applicants get a chance to do research in the LSE India observatory.
- The applicant will be involved in interdisciplinary research, public policy engagement, knowledge exchange and capacity-building programmes broadly focused on Sustainable growth, inclusion, and development.
- The Fellow is expected to engage in social science research broadly on the Economy and Society in India and South Asia.
Benefits of Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship
The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,750 a month, and will also be provided with a shared workspace and access to research facilities at the School. Assistance will also be provided towards the cost of travel and related expenses. No additional grant is available for fieldwork or any other costs. Assistance will be provided to the fellow towards the cost of travel to the U.K. and related outlays. However, no additional financial benefits will be provided to the fellow to facilitate the fieldwork or any other activities
The foremost eligibility criteria for Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship at LSE is that applicants must belong to the SAARC region. In addition to the eligible citizenship, applicants must fulfill the following academic requirements:
- Applicants should have award their Ph.D. degrees.
- The Applicants should have started their research work on social science with a focus on South Asia.
- Applicants should employ at a recognized institution in the SAARC region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Selection Process for Fellowship
The selection of the Fellowship Selection Committee of LSE. Based on the eligibility criteria, the committee shortlisted applicants for an interview. The final decision of the Fellow is after the interview. The committee’s decision is final and cannot challenge by any applicant.
Documents Required for Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship
Documents required for registration under the fellowship is below:
- Curriculum Vitae of more than 3 pages
- Outline of the proposed research
- All contact details of scholars
Application Form Deadline
Applications for Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship are now closed.
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Application Procedure for Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship
- Applicants first visit the Sir Ratan Tata website page and read the fellowship guidelines.
- The application guidelines for Sir Ratan Tata Fellowships is available on the web page.
- Provide the required student supporting documents:
- Cover letter
- Research proposal
- Letters of recommendation (minimum two)
- Submit the completed application package via email (Word or PDF document) to India.Observatory@lse.ac.uk OR via post at the following address:
- The Fellowships Selection Committee, India Observatory,
- London School of Economics & Political Science,
- Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
Note: Applicants are advised to only use A-4 size plain paper and not to staple the application form with supporting documents.
- LSE, Houghton Street,
- London WC2A 2AE
- Email: India.Observatory@lse.ac.uk