Gandhi Research Foundation calls application for Residential Research Fellowship Program.
The Gandhi Research Foundation (GRF) is an academic and rural welfare-promotion institution, aiming at sustainable living through applied research. Intent on becoming a dynamic center of Gandhian research and allied activities, a Residential Research Fellowship Program is being initiated to coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and will be expanded during the next 3-5 years. The GRF, with its comprehensive library and archival collections, complemented by excellent board and lodging facilities, provides an environment congenial for conducting intensive applied research by an annually selected team of 5 national and international scholars, activists, social workers, and public figures, during a residential fellowship extending from three to six months (with the possibility of further extension and continuation in subsequent years).
Thrust Areas of Applied Research
The proposed Thrust Areas of Applied Research are as follows:
- To achieve: Rural regeneration, economic sustainability, skill development, employment creation
- To minimize: Social-economic inequalities and gender imbalance
- To contribute towards Caste and communal harmony
- To facilitate: Educational innovation
- To promote: Health and nutrition revitalization
- To tackle: Environmental challenges
- To strengthen Nonviolent conflict resolutions in India and globally.
The Gandhi Research Foundation Residential Research Fellowship Program offers
- Freeboard and lodging during the research period.
- A stipend of Rs.15, 000 to Rs. 30, 000 per month, depending on the candidate’s qualification.
- Free access to the library, archival and other resources with proper authorization.
- Local travel support for fieldwork, if necessary.
The research fellows of the Gandhi Research Foundation Residential Research Fellowship Program will agree to
- Offer seminars to a select audience and to deliver a public lecture on the selected research topic.
- Participate in and help organize academic events.
- Submit research results to the Dean of Research for peer review.
- Acknowledge the support received from the GRF for the research in the forthcoming publication.
- Comply with the general rules and regulations of the GRF campus.
- Postdoctoral researcher/Doctoral student or Postgraduate in any discipline.
- If the candidate is an activist: working experience (3–5 years) with grassroots and community organizations, social movements, or in the above–mentioned thrust areas.
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