KCHR offers fellowships, internships
The Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR) has invited applications for different kinds of fellowships, internships, and other programmes for 2011-12. These are:
Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship: A three-month short-term residence fellowship to scholars to work on articles or monographs or for completing scholarly work in progress. The scholars will be provided residence facility and financial support (honorarium) of Rs.1,00,000. The fellowships are open to established scholars cutting across disciplinary boundaries and nationalities, says a communication from the KCHR. Applications can be submitted any time during the academic year.
Fellowships to streamline Ph.D. thesis: Supports scholars to revise their Ph.D. thesis for publication. The grant under this scheme will be a maximum of Rs.50,000. The last date for submitting applications is December 20.
Fellowships to design post-doctoral research theme: This fellowship is meant to support Ph.D. degree holders to pursue their research by helping them formulate an area or theme for post-doctoral research. Scholars who have undertaken social science research at the Ph.D. level on any aspects of Kerala society/history or social science theory may apply. The grant under this scheme will be a maximum of Rs.50,000.
Ph.D. fellowships: KCHR doctoral fellowships are open to research scholars to pursue Ph.D. programmes in any of the Indian universities or at the KCHR on themes related to Kerala society and history or social science theories. The fellowship grant will be Rs.10,000 a month with a contingency grant of Rs.25,000 a year. Full-time researchers who have already enrolled themselves or qualified as per UGC norms to register for Ph.D. programmes can apply. The last date for submitting applications is December 20.
Internship: The KCHR offers internships to graduate, postgraduate, and M.Phil. students from any part of the world interested in undertaking short-term assignments in social science disciplines. The internships are meant to expose them to various projects and programmes of the KCHR. The minimum fee for an individual Indian national will be Rs.2,000 and for a foreigner, $300.
KCHR research guide/supervisor: Persons with Ph.D. degree, research experience, and publications in peer-reviewed journals can apply for research supervisorship positions at the KCHR.
Archaeological exploration/excavation, field researchers/volunteers and interns: Graduates and postgraduates with aptitude/training in archaeology or history fieldwork can apply as field researchers, volunteers or interns to participate in KCHR-led multidisciplinary archaeology research at Pattanam or contemporary sites of Pattanam. The last date for submitting applications is December 20.
History Network to explore Buddhist and Jain vestiges of Kerala: History Network is a programme aimed to locate, collect, and help preserve archaeological, archival, oral and other sources relevant to the study of Kerala history and society. Students or Kerala history enthusiasts can join the KCHR in exploration studies of Buddhist and Jain vestiges of Kerala, on an honorarium or voluntary basis. There is no cut-off date for applying.
Address for communication:
The Director, KCHR, PB No. 839,
Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan, Nalanda,
Thiruvananthapuram — 695 003.
Phone/fax: (0471) 231 0409/657 4988.