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C+J Modi/Narayanan PhD fellowship programme announced

The C+J Modi/Narayanan PhD Fellowship Programme was announced at the launch of the LSE India Observatory| in October this year.

The Programme will provide five fellowships of £15,000 each, to support PhD researchers associated with the Asia Research Centre| and the India Observatory| (IO) under the leadership of Sir Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, head of the IO, director of the Asia Research Centre, LSE and vice chairman, IDEAglobal Group.

The programme was created by Shandi Modi, chairman of IDEAglobal Group and honorary fellow of LSE, in honour of his mother and father, Champa and Jamnadas Modi, and KR Narayanan, the former president of India and LSE alumnus. The holders of the fellowships will be known as C+J Modi/ Narayanan fellows.

Fellowships will be awarded by a committee comprising Sir Nicholas Stern; Shandi Modi and Professor Lord Meghnad Desai, emeritus professor of economics at the School.

As part of the C+J Modi/Narayanan Fellowship programme, the Asia Research Centre will also host an annual C+J Modi/Narayanan public lecture.

Shandi Modi and IDEAglobal Group have a longstanding record of support for students at LSE going back for the last 15 years, supporting the Asia Research Centre and a significant number of scholarships in the past 10 years.

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Contact

For more information on this programme, contact Ruth Kattumuri, associate director of the India Observatory, by calling 020 7107 5217 or by emailing r.kattumuri@lse.ac.uk|

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About IDEAcarbon|

Established in 1989, IDEAglobal is an independent, global research organisation, with its headquarters in Singapore, and subsidiaries in New York and London. IDEAglobal is a leading supplier of independent and impartial advice to 50 central banks in the formation of policy and is read by financial professionals in over 1,000 dealing rooms worldwide. Nick Stern became vice chairman of IDEAglobal Group in August 2007 and its advisory board includes Prof Dr Helmut Schlesinger, Lord Meghnad Desai and Mr Ng Kok Son. IDEAglobal has over 80 full time research staff as well as access on to a group of expert academics at LSE, and an active Advisory Board of former central bankers and former CEOs of investment banks.

IDEAglobal recently launched, IDEAcarbon an independent and professional provider of ratings, analysis and advice in the carbon sphere. IDEAcarbon provides leading financial institutions, corporations, governments, traders and developers with objective intelligence and analysis of the factors that affect the pricing and valuations of carbon market assets.

14 November 2007

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