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Indian Institute of Advanced Study - IIAS Fellowships 2010

Award of IIAS Fellowships:

Indian Institute of Advanced Study invites applications for award of IIAS Fellowships for advanced research in the following areas:

1. Social, Political and Economic Philosophy

2. Comparative Indian Literature (including Ancient, Medieval, Modern Folk and Tribal)

3. Comparative Studies in Philosophy and Religion

4. Comparative Studies in History (including Historiography and Philosophy of History)

5. Education, Culture, Arts including performing Arts and Crafts

6. Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Logic and Mathematics

7. Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Natural and Life Sciences; h. Studies in Environment

8. Indian Civilization in the context of Asian Neighbours and

9. Problems of Contemporary India in the context of National Integration and Nation-building.

In addition to the above themes, 2-4 Fellowships would be awarded to scholars who wish to work on any theme related to 'Contentious Politics'.

There will be 1 - 2 fellowships on Gandhi's Life and Thought'.

Since the Institute is committed to Advanced Study, proposals involving empirical, work with data collection and fieldwork would not be considered.

IIAS Applications from scholars working in, and on, the North Eastern region are encouraged.

Scholars belonging to the weaker section of society would be given preference.

The institute would evaluate and consider for publication the monographs of the Fellows submitted on completion of their term.

The term of Fellowship would initially be for a period of one year, extendable by another year, but in no case will it extend beyond two years.

The prescribed IIAS application form and details of the IIAS Fellowship grants payable to the IIAS Fellows are available on the website of the Institute and can also be obtained from the Institute by sending a self-addressed envelop (5x11") with postage stamp of Rs.10 affixed. The IIAS application on the prescribed form may be sent to:

The Secretary,

Indian Institute of Advanced Study,


IIAS Applications can also be made on line at

IIAS Fellows would be expected to remain in residence from 1 March to 15 December. Their stay at the Institute during the winter months would be optional. They may proceed on study tours during this period.

Indian Institute of Advanced Study provide hard furnished rent free accommodation to IIAS Fellows in cottages on the Rashtrapati Nivas Estate. In addition, IIAS scholars will be provided a personal fully furnished study (which may be on sharing basis) with computer and internet facilities. The Fellows will not be entitled to any House Rent Allowance (HRA).

The IIAS Fellows will be provided with free stationary. In addition, they would have access to Institute vehicles for local travel on payment of nominal charges.

On matters of health, IIAS Fellows are entitled to free medical treatment at the dispensary of the Institute.

It is mandatory for in-service candidates to apply through proper channel.

The IIAS Fellowship Selection Committee is likely to meet in the end of March 2010.

Those interested can get further details from the Section Officer (Administration) of the Institute. He is available on e-mail at and may be contacted on 0177-2633129. For more details please visit

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