(Fellowship) India Research Fellowship 2010, University of Victoria

Fellowship : India Research Fellowship 2010, University of Victoria

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society invites applications from Indian scholars for a visiting research fellowship appointment at the University of Victoria.

Topics: Applications are welcomed for projects that meet the Centre’s mandate of promoting the interdisciplinary study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical. Topics may include but are not limited to examinations of religious themes within the areas of ethics, health, environment, technology, public policy, human conflict, art, literature, the media, law, philosophy or the natural sciences.

Eligibility: Indian citizens who are completing their doctoral work, are engaged in post-doctoral research, or who have regular academic appointments in India. All candidates must be scholars of religion.

Value: Return travel to and from Victoria and reasonable food and accommodation expenses for the duration of the visit. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive private office space centrally located on the scenic University of Victoria campus; a congenial retreat-like setting; university privileges; and enhanced opportunities for research networking, stimulating and regular scholarly exchange, and participation in the Centre’s wide range of academic and social activities.

Term: Four to six months, beginning between January and March 2010.

Conditions: Fellows are expected to conduct their work in the Centre’s quarters, to participate actively in the programs and activities of the Centre and to give at least one public seminar or lecture on the theme of their research.

Application Procedure: Applications should include a descriptive title, a detailed statement of the research project (maximum 5 pages), an up-to-date curriculum vitae and two reference letters (to be forwarded to the CSRS under separate cover). The Centre may also solicit the opinions of other referees.

Please submit completed applications to:
Dr. Paul Bramadat, Director
Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
University of Victoria
Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2 CANADA
Applications may also be forwarded by e-mail to csrs-at-uvic.ca.

Selection will be made by the CSRS Program Committee based on the academic merit of the proposal and the ability of the candidate to contribute to the academic and social life of the CSRS. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview with the CSRS director in Delhi in September 2009. The successful applicant will be announced at the beginning of October 2009.

Deadline: September 9, 2009

This fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Office of the Vice-President Research at the University of Victoria. For more information about the CSRS and its fellowship programs visit www.csrs.uvic.ca, or phone 250-721-6325.