Ambedkar Social Science Research Fellowships 2011-12 for Scheduled Castes

Dr. Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI), Pune (Maharashtra) is inviting applications for Dr. Ambedkar Social Science Research Fellowships for the Scheduled Castes candidates intending to do M.Phil./Ph.D. in India from the academic year 2011-12. This is a good opportunity for SC candidates to reach their academic and career goals through fellowships. The institute will offer Three (3) + 2 (For TISS, Mumbai students only) research fellowships to Scheduled Caste (SC) students from any social science or humanities discipline. Following are details of fellowships and application procedure:

2) Fellowships: There are two types of fellowships under this scheme. These are 1. Dr. Ambedkar National Social Science Research Fellowship (ARFN). This is a national level fellowship. 2. Dr. Ambedkar Social Science Research State Fellowship at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (ARFTISS). These are reserved for TISS scholars. There are three scholarships for ARFN and two fellowships for ARFTISS candidates.

Fellowship Amount:

1) For AJRF: Rs.13000/- p.m. for the initial two years period.
2) For ASRF: Rs.15000/- p.m. for remaining 3 years period

Essential Qualifications: Applicants should be from SC category. They should have post - graduate degree in any social science or humanities discipline and intending to pursue their M.Phil / Ph.D. degree on caste and Dalit related issues. They should take up full time regular admission. Candidates who secured Ph.D. admission without M.Phil also can apply.

Interested candidates can download application forms from www.tiss.edu and www.ambedkaracademy.ac.in . Filled in application forms along with necessary documents should be sent to 'The Director General, Dr. Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, No. 28, Queen’s Garden, Near Old Circuit House, Pune, Maharashtra - 411001'. Last date for the receipt of completed applications is 16th August 2011. Those who could not able to send the hard copy before the last date may send the soft copy of the same as advanced copy with all necessary attachments of scanned copies of required documents to the Director general's E-mail ID: directorbarti@gmail.com . In that case, hard copy of the application should reach the above mentioned office within 2 days after the submission date. For more details like selection procedure, grants and awards, see above mentioned websites.

Contact Address: The Director General, Dr. Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, 28, Queen’s Garden Nr. Old Circuit House, Pune, Maharashtra 411001. Phone: 020- 26362076; 26333595; E-mail: directorbarti@gmail.com

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