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Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics

Applications are now being accepted

The India Observatory/Asia Research Centre (ARC), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invites applications for the Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics. The Fellowship is supported by the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation. Applicants should be early career researchers working on social science research on India and/or Bangladesh.

Applicants should have completed a PhD - the Fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

About the Fellowship

The Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics will be for a period of three months in the 2015-16 academic year and will be based at the Asia Research Centre at the LSE. The Fellow will be expected to engage in research examining the economic impact of poor quality on the economies of Asian nations, prioritising but not restricted to, India and Bangladesh. The main objective of this programme is to examine the links between quality and economics.

The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,750 a month, and will also be provided with shared work space and access to research facilities at the School. Assistance will also be provided towards the cost of travel and research materials.

The Fellowship allows for any scholar to participate in the programme regardless of ethnicity or national origin.

The Fellow will be expected to finish a piece of research of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar or lecture arranged by the Asia Research Centre.

Application Details

Applications should be addressed to The Fellowships Selection Committee, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK, and may be submitted by post or emailed to arc@lse.ac.uk|.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter of no more than one page
  • a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
  • an outline of proposed research of no more than three pages
  • names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their work, to be contacted by the Committee

Please use A4-sized plain paper only. Please do not staple your application.

The final date for receipt of applications is Monday 11th May 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2015.

Subir Chowdhury

Subir Chowdhury is a leading Quality expert. To learn about him and his works, please visit www.subirchowdhury.com|.

Subir Chowdhury Fellows


Dr Saurabh Kumar|, CUTS International


Dr Srijit Mishra|, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research


Dr Mrutuyanjaya Sahu|, Jawaharlal Nehru University

2011-12 Dr Vanishree Joseph|, Indira Gandhi National Open University
2010-11 Dr Rahul Hiremath|, Walchand Institute of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology & Science