The Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable
Trust that sponsors and funds multi-disciplinary
theoretical and empirical research on agrarian studies
in less-developed countries. The Foundation invites
applications for financial assistance under the
following categories from Ph.D scholars working in the
field of agrarian studies.
1. Fellowships for scholars beginning Ph.D research.
Fellowships are available for one year in the first
instance, but extendable depending on performance, for
Ph.D scholars. Applicants are required to submit a
short research proposal, a curriculum vitae and a
reference letter (from the Supervisor if the candidate
is already registered for a Ph.D). If not already
registered, applicants must state the proposed
University and Guide.
2. Fellowships for advanced Ph.D scholars. Fellowships
for one year are available for Ph.D students at an
advanced stage of research to support the completion
by the end of a year of their doctoral research.
Applicants are required to submit a research outline,
a curriculum vitae, a report on progress (signed by
the Supervisor) and a reference letter from their
3. Grants for field-work. Applications are invited
from registered Ph.D scholars to meet expenses on
field-work. Applicants are required to submit a
research proposal, a plan and budget for field-work, a
curriculum vitae and a letter of support for the
application from their Supervisor. The application
should specify other financial support received by the
scholar. Other support does not disqualify a scholar
from receiving a Foundation grant.
4. Grants for research papers. Applications are
invited from Ph.D scholars at an advanced stage of
research for small grants to assist in writing
specific research papers. Applicants are required to
submit a short research proposal, a budget statement,
a curriculum vitae and a letter of support for the
application from their Supervisor. The Foundation
reserves the right to publish the completed paper of
selected applicants in its Working Paper Series.
5. Grants for publication of Ph.D theses. Applications
are invited for financial grants to support the
publication of recently-completed Ph.D theses into
books. Applicants are required to submit a book
proposal, a curriculum vitae, a budget proposal, a
letter commending the thesis or recommending
publication from at least one referee and a letter
from the Ph.D Supervisor.
Fellowships under (1) and (2) above are open only to
students of economics. Grants under (3), (4) and (5)
are open to students in all social sciences.
All applications must be sent by post to:
Coordinator, Foundation for Agrarian Studies, Ground
Floor, FE 179, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106.
Advance applications may be sent by email to
The last date for receipt of applications is August
30, 2004. Successful candidates will be informed by
October 1, 2004.