Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is an autonomous research body located in Mumbai, India and founded in 1987 by the Reserve Bank of India to commemorate its golden jubilee. In its role as Deemed University (since 1995) with the highest rating of the accreditation body of India (since 2002), it offers Masters in Economics and integrated M.Phil./Ph.D. programs in Development Studies. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was established by an Act of Canada’s Parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their challenges. The Centre supports emerging researchers to develop skills and generate knowledge and innovation for positive change.
About the Fellowship
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research has offered a program which aims to encourage Doctoral students who have already registered for their Ph.Ds. in academic programs from select Asian countries, viz., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, to visit IGIDR for a period of up to a maximum of 12 months to undertake part of their thesis research or fortify their knowledge through additional course work or add a new dimension to their research, from the point of view of Labour Market and Industrial Policy. The final dissertations would be submitted to their parent universities subject to the respective national laws and regulations.
Visiting Doctoral Students
Eligibility criteria for applicants include having a Master’s degree in any field and be registered for full time Ph.D. on a topic broadly involving Labour Markets and Industrial Policy. Post-Doctoral Program
Scholars from the target countries should either be newly graduated PhD. Candidates (within two years of successful submission of their dissertations) or junior faculty who have submitted their PhD dissertations or obtained PhD degrees with an outstanding academic training and record in the broad areas of Economics, and particularly, inclusive development with special emphasis on labour markets and industrial policy.
For Visiting Doctoral Students, maximum of 3 Fellowships will be available per year with a stipend of Rs. 26,000 per month. For Post-Doctoral Program, a maximum of 2 Fellowships will be available per year with a stipend of Rs. 50,000 per month.
Duration: Visiting Doctoral Students: 1 Year Post-Doctoral Program: 1 Year (extendable to 2 Years)
Website: http://www.igidr.ac.in/newspdf/IDRC%20IGIDR%20Visiting%20Ph.D.%20Student%20Announcement%202015_24.11.14.pdf 59