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Subir Chowdhury Fellowship

Applications are now closed. Details of the application process and submission dates for 2015-16 will appear on these pages from around February 2015.

The India Observatory/Asia Research Centre (ARC), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) invites applications for the Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality and Economics. The Fellowship is supported by the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation. Applicants should be scholars in the social sciences with experience of research on India and/or Bangladesh. Applicants should hold a PhD - the Fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma.

About the Fellowship

The Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality and Economics will be for a period of three months after January 2015, and will be based at the LSE Asia Research Centre.

The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,750 a month, the exact amount depending on qualifications, 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 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.

The Fellow will be expected to engage in research examining the impact of people quality and behaviour on the economies of Asian nations prioritising, but not restricted to, India and Bangladesh.

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

Application Details

Applications are now closed.

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.

Applications are now closed. Late applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2014.

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 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