Fellowships

The India Observatory offers a variety of remunerated and unremunerated Fellowship opportunities to pre- and post-doctoral scholars working at all levels. Applications for Fellowships are invited at various points throughout the year with details of application processes, requirements and dates outlined below.

Remunerated

Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship

The Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship is available to scholars with experience researching on South Asia  in the social sciences. The Fellowship is for a period of up to eight monthsMore »|

Subir Chowdhury Fellowship

The Subir Chowdhury Fellowship is available to scholars with experience researching on  Bangladesh and/or India  in the social sciences. The Fellowship is for a period of three months.  More »|


Unremunerated

Asia Research Centre Visiting Fellows

ARC Visiting Fellowships are available to  early-stage career researchers (pre-major review)  researching on Asia across more than one social science. Fellowships are available for a period of one month to one year, with the potential for renewal of up to three years. These Fellowships have an  on-going application periodMore »|

Asia Research Centre Visiting Senior Fellows

ARC Visiting Senior Fellowships are available to academics who are of the  Lecturer (post major review), Senior Lecturer or Reader level, and practitioners or professionals  at a broadly comparable level researching on Asia across more than one social science from  one month to one year, with the potential for renewal for a period of up to three years. These Fellowships have an  on-going application period.  More »|


Past Fellowships

Bagri Fellowship

The Bagri Fellowship was available only to  full-time LSE PhD students  researching on South Asia  in the Economics and Governance disciplines.  More »|

CR Parekh Fellowship

The CR Parekh Fellowship was available to scholars with experience researching on India in the social sciences. More »|

Modi-Narayanan Fellowship

The Modi-Narayanan Fellowship was available only to full-time LSE PhD students researching economics and governance issues related to South Asia. More »|

Chevening Gurukul Scholars

This tailor-made scholarship programme was created by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in collaboration with the British Council to mark the 50th anniversary of Indian independence. Each year, LSE hosted a group of 12 professionals from India, who spent a term at LSE to enhance their existing leadership skills.

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