Project/Senior & General Fellowships Proposals(2008-09)
COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
of Human Resource Development)
ICSSR invites proposals for
financial support through Project Grants and Fellowships-General & Senior
for the year 2008-09. The research proposals may belong to anyone of the social
science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature. The recognized
disciplines are :
/Business Administration (ii) Sociology and Social Anthropology/Social
Work/Demography/Gender Studies; (iii) Political Science/International
Relations/Geography/Public Administration; (iv) Psychology/Education/Criminolog
y; (v) Others- Linguistics/Law etc.
Invitation of proposals for financial support under above disciplines includes
for Northeast Region (NER) also.
The applicants are requested to indicate under which clubbing of disciplines
their proposals falls.
1. For projects and fellowships a scholar must have Ph.D. or equivalent
publication and the CV must indicate capability of independent research;
2. Age: For Projects-upper age limit should preferably be 70 years, for General
Fellowship-50 years, and for Senior Fellowship-there is no age bar;
The applicant shall be affiliated to Universities/Colleges/Instituti
ons recognized and funded by Central/State Government. In case of other
institutions/NGOs/Registered Societies, the applicant will have to furnish
additional details in accordance with Annexure V of the Research Project
Booklet. Affiliation will be granted to only such institutions/NGOs which
satisfy the conditions laid down in our format.
VALUE AND DURATION
Detailed financial informations about Research Project, General and
Senior Fellowships may be seen in the concerned schemes on our website. Maximum
duration of a Research Project, General and Senior Fellowships is two years
extendable by one more year only in exceptional cases. Salary protected cases
are strictly for two years.
Last date for submitting research proposals for PROJECT, GENERAL AND
SENIOR Fellowships is 30th May 2008. Applications which are received after the
deadline date or are incomplete in any respect will be rejected. The proposal
which qualifies the first round of screening by expert in the Council will be
recommending for a interaction with the subject expert. A communication in this
regard shall be sent to the applicants whose projects will qualify for
interaction. We expect to communicate final decision to successful candidates by
Complete application, as per the prescribed format, for all categories
would include; (i) five copies of research proposal, (ii) five copies of
500-word summary of the research proposal, (iii) five copies of cost estimates
(required only in case of projects), (iv) five copies of bio-data in prescribed
format, (v) Letter of consent from the affiliating organization, and (vi)
document containing the profile of the affiliating organization, in case of
NGO/Registered Society/Unrecognized Institution only. Please see Annexures from
I to VI in our Research Project booklet.
Formats for research proposals with all details in respect of Research Projects,
General and Senior Fellowships can be downloaded from their website: www.icssr.org
Applications must be sent by registered mail, acknowledgement due, or through
ICSSR does not accept applications by FAX or E-mail Mailed or couriered
applications must be postmarked not later than the deadline date. If the
deadline falls on a weekend or a public holiday, the next working day applies.
Sponsored Research Programmes
The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) invites proposals from
research institutes for research programmes in order to focus research on key
thrust areas which are of high contemporary significance. Guidelines for
submission of proposals for research programmes are given on ICSSRâ€™s website :
www.icssr.org. The Council in
its deliberations has suggested a few thrust areas, which could be considered
for formulating the proposals. These are the following:-
Globalisation and its Impact: The current phase of globalization has had wide
ramification in terms of its impact on culture, societies, livelihoods and class
for concerted policy responses.
Development Equity and Inclusion: The current patterns of development have
raised concerns regarding differential impact as well as inclusion/exclusion of
certain groups, defined on the basis of social identity, ethnicity, gender,
class region etc.
Crisis and Response: Crisis originating both from the patterns of development as
well as from exogenous causes and responses to these require systematic
The above themes are suggestive and do not preclude submission of proposals on
other themes considered relevant by the institutions.
The proposal should be submitted to the Council by May 30th,2008.
Guidelines for submission of proposals on Sponsored Research
Proposal for Research Programme: Formulation, Submission and General Conditions
1) An institution/group of institutions interested in carrying out a Programme
of research on a given theme, in which it has necessary facilities and
expertise, may submit a proposal thereon to the ICSSR.
2) The institution shall suggest the name of the Programme Coordinator and other
resource persons in the programme and furnish their curriculum vitae with major
publications including research papers/ articles published in peer reviewed
Journals. In addition, it shall provide information about the facilities and
other expertise available at the host institute.
3) The proposal for the research programme should be self-contained and should
cover the rationale for running a programme.
4) Detailed phasing of the activities with a schedule of delivery.
5) Brief outlines of specific studies to be carried out.
6) Financial implication and phase-wise distribution of expenditure:
(a) Personnel (the designation and the pay structure to be specified, (b)
Field Work, (c) Travel (including travel abroad where necessary), (d)
Data Processing, (e) Stationery, (f) Printing, (g) Books,
Journals, Photocopies, etc. (h) Contingency, and (i) Overhead
charges (7.5% of the total project cost), (j) Any Other (to be specified
with full justification)
The research programme will be supervised by a Coordinator/Coordinating
Committee, consisting of members of academic staff and others (whereas
necessary) nominated by the institution. One of the members of this Committee
shall be the Principal Coordinator. The research projects, under the programme,
shall be directed by one or more of the members of the coordinating committee.
Complete information about the coordinating committee, principal coordinator,
and directors of individual projects shall be given in the proposals.
Seven copies of the proposal, complete in all respects, should be submitted to
the ICSSR by 30th May 2008.
On receipt of the report of the Committee appointed by the Research Committee of
ICSSR the Council will make the final decision on the sanction of any such
Permission to transfer a research programme from one institution to another will
ordinarily not be granted. Prior approval of the ICSSR would be needed for a
change of the Principal Coordinator.
The ICSSR would hold an annual review of each research programme through a
team of consultants appointed for the purpose.
The proposal, with all necessary details, may be sent
Director (Research Projects)
Indian Council of Social Science Research
Post Box No.10528, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
JNU Institutional Area, New Delhi-110067