The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) situated at Deonar, Mumbai, was established in 1956 by the United Nations and Government of India as a demographic training centre for Asia and the Pacific Region. In 1985 the UGC accorded the Deemed University status to the Institute. The Kusuma Foundation (India) is a registered non-profit company based in Delhi and part of the Kusuma Trust (UK), an independent, charitable grant making organization, with a mission to facilitate and increase access to education and other life opportunities. The Foundation has recently signed a partnership agreement with IIPS to initiate a three-year Research Fellowship programme to promote research in education in India.
About the Fellowship
The main objective of the fellowship is to train and impart research skills to young professionals and faculty working in NGOs and colleges who have the potential but not the opportunity, to conduct research on education issues of national importance and relevance to Kusuma’s strategic priorities. The research fellowship will provide selected candidates with high-level research skills including knowledge of statistics, qualitative research and data analysis. Fellows will be trained in identifying, defining and justifying research problems and carrying out studies of national importance. The Fellowship will enable participants to carry out independent studies and publish in national and international peer reviewed journals. Experienced mentors from IIPS will support fellows to carry out their research. Mentors will also guide Fellows in writing the papers and help them to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
Candidates working in colleges or the Development Sector are welcome to apply.
Candidates should preferably be below 40 years of age.
Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Demography and any other relevant discipline.
Candidates should have prior experience in Research.
Preference maybe given to candidates who are currently teaching or working in colleges/development sectors and possessing higher degrees such as M.Phil.and/or currently enrolled in PhD programme.
A fellowship amount of Rs. 150,000 (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand only) each for a period of one year will be awarded to five successful candidates. > The fellowship will consist of four training modules on research methodology, each with one week Duration: (five working days) at IIPS.
Duration: 1 year