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INLAKS RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation invites applications for the selection of Inlaks Research Travel Grants in 2015. The deadline for receiving applications for the grants is October 1st , 2015.


The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation has been supporting innovative work in research and scholarship for more than three decades. The ‘Inlaks Research Travel Grant’ is geared to assist registered PhD. students of Indian universities to undertake short-term visits to universities abroad to collect material, use facilities and consult experts.


WHAT DOES THE AWARD OFFER?

The ‘Inlaks Research Travel Grant’ offers financial support for a maximum of 3 months at a university/institution/library abroad. The Grant will cover:
  • Reasonable air fare

  • Maintenance expenses at a modest rate

  • Funds for buying material and books, and making copies of relevant literature.

WHO CAN APPLY?

    The applicants must

  1. hold confirmed PhD registration for at least two years but for not more than four years

  2. have a first class degree at either Bachelor’s (Honours) or Master’s level, preferably both.

  3. be under 35 years of age on 31 December in the year of applying.

SUBJECTS FOR WHICH THE GRANT IS AVAILABLE
Humanities and Social Sciences

WHAT MUST THE APPLICANTS SUBMIT?

  • Fully filled form for ‘Inlaks Research Travel Grant’. The forms may be downloaded from the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation website:


  • Sample of written work (3000-5000 words) on the subject of the candidate’s research. This should preferably be a draft (with full annotation and documentation) of a chapter of the PhD thesis along with details regarding the reading list, surveys, or any other work done towards the thesis.


  • Evidence of having communicated with concerned persons or institutions abroad and having received a positive response.


  • A written and signed statement from the applicant’s supervisor stating:

    • The candidate’s ability, focus and progress in the work done under her/his supervision



    • The candidate’s need to go abroad


    • That the funds for the visit cannot be obtained from any other source


  • The fully filled in forms and other enclosures must be sent by post to the following address: 86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021


LAST DATE OF RECEIVING APPLICATION FORMS
October 1, 2015


IMPORTANT CONDITIONS

  • Any material collected by the selected candidates (books, copies, instruments etc.) must become the property of the candidate’s institution for wider use by future scholars.



  • All this material must carry a statement regarding the support received from the Inlaks Research Travel Grants


  • The grants must be utilized within nine months of the date of award.


  • The students must furnish vouchers/evidence for major expenses like lodging, library fees, buying books, etc.


  • SELECTION PROCEDURE

    The candidates will be expected to go through a two-tier selection procedure.

  • First round short-listing on the basis of the written record submitted by the candidate.


  • Second and final round: Personal interview of the short-listed candidates.

NOTE: The candidates short-listed for the interview will be informed by November 2015. The final interviews will be held either November or December 2015.


Application Form

Download Application Form (xls. format)


This form can be downloaded, filled in and sent by post to the following address:: Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, C/o Inlaks India Foundation, 86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021


The awardees for this category have been as follows :

for the year 2015:
Name: Abdul Raoof Mir
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Media and Religion in Contemporary Kashmir : A Case Study of Anantnag and Srinagar

Name: Dipti Bapat
PhD student : University of Hyderabad
PhD Topic: Nomadic Recylcers: De notified Nomadic Workforce in the Urban Informal Economy of India

Name: Rajendra Baikady
PhD student : Central University of Karnataka
PhD Topic: Comparing Social Work Education in a Parliamentary Democracy and a Communist Regime - A Study of India and China


for the year 2014:
Name: Daksha Parmar
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Controlling Births and Limiting Population in Maharashtra: 1920 -1980

Name: Babasaheb Kambale
PhD student at: Department of History, University of Mumbai
PhD Topic: The Labour Movement in Mumbai, C, 1947-1982

for the year 2013:
Name: Charu Singh
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Weather Prediction and Agricultural Improvement: Science and Hindi print in Colonial North India

Name: Humaira Chowdhury
PhD student at: Jadavpur University, Kolkata
PhD Topic: Veiled Muslim Women in Bengal

For the year 2012:
Name: Shams Tabrej
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Structure of Knowledge and the Transmission of Islamic Learning in Northern India, C1550-1940

Name: Vanessa Chisthi
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Articulating Kashmir: Commodity, Economy and the Politics of Representation. C 1770-1940

Name: Vasundhara Jairath
PhD student at: Delhi University
PhD Topic: Indignity as Assertion: Understanding Social Movements

For the year 2011:
Name: Debarati Bagchi
PhD student at: Delhi University
PhD Topic: Many Spaces of Sylhet: Making of a Regional Identity.C1870-1940

Name: Srinarayani Reddy
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Imaging History and Mapping Culture: Visual Culture and the Historical Representation Asaf Jahi Hyderabad and the Samasthanas

Name: Sukalyan Chanda
PhD student at: Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
PhD Topic: Imagining an Alternative Community: Tagore’s Conception of the Ashrama

For the year 2010:
Name: Arpita Mitra
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Modernity and the Autonomy of Art: French Painters at CrossroadsC1802-1848

Name: Debapriya Basu
PhD student at: Jadavpur University, Kolkata
PhD Topic: Problems of Identity and Selfhood in Some Women Poets of the English Renaissance

Name: Mohan Bera
PhD student at: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
PhD Topic: Living with Floods in the Sundarbans, West Bengal

For the year 2009:
Name: Amit Ranjan
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Voices from a Lost Grave: a Study of John Lang the First Indo-Australian Novelist

Name: Joe Thomas Karackattu
PhD student at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PhD Topic: Economic Interdependence and Vulnerability in China-Taiwan Relations 1987-2008

For the year 2008:
Name: Ashima Das
PhD student at: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
PhD Topic: Education Children with Disabilities in Regular Classrooms

Name: Ramit Das
PhD student at: Jadavpur University, Kolkata
PhD Topic: The Representation of Jews in Renaissance English Drama

 



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