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
Indian research scholars working in the field of agrarian
studies, to work in India.
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 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
Foundation for Agrarian Studies,
P O Box No 7509,
The last date for receipt of applications is
November 30, 2003.
Successful candidates will be informed by January 1, 2004.