Scholarships and Fellowships

    Date : 25-Oct-2019
India Policy Foundation awards Scholarships and Fellowships to deserving researchers and scholars. These financial assistance offers are available for study and research on topics approved by IPF Academic Committee. The Scholarships and Fellowships are for research work for a duration ranging from three months to one year.
 
Interested students, researchers and scholars can apply for these academic assistance programmes. Selection will be done on the basis of academic potential and relevance of the topic proposed and competence of the candidate for the desired research work.
 
Researchers applying for scholarships or fellowships available at IPF can submit their preferred topic for research, but the Academic Committee of IPF reserves the right to modify the topic or assign another appropriate topic for research to each candidate. Some of the topics of interest for IPF are available on Studies and Research.
 
Applications for Fellowships and Scholarships should include:
 
  1. Detailed CV with academic details
  2. Preferred topics for proposed research work
  3. Preferred dates and duration for research work
  4. Objective behind proposed research work
  5. Relevance to your field of study or work
  6. A report on study or research undertaken earlier
 
Scholarships and Fellowships will be paid in instalments as per the progress of the research work assigned to each selected candidate. IPF expects the candidates to submit progress report at regular intervals. The final instalment will be released after submission of the report written in an appropriate format as desired by the IPF Academic Committee. At present, IPF offers the following scholarships and fellowships for quality research and scholarly work on issues critical for future of India and the world.
 
  • Kali Charan Puri Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Lodha Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
 
Kali Charan Puri Scholarships and Fellowships
These scholarships and fellowships were founded by his brother Shri Nath Charan Puri, a leading businessman and social worker in memory of his late brother Swa. Kali Charan Puri, a respected social activist and philanthropist. These scholarships and fellowships are given for promoting India-centric research and scholarly work which could help public policy discourse.
 
The Fellowships are:
  • Kali Charan Puri Senior Fellowship – 1 (Rs 200000 x 1)
  • Kali Charan Puri Research Fellowship – 2 (Rs 100000 x 2)
 
The Scholarships are:
 
  •  Kali Charan Puri Doctoral Scholarship – 3 (Rs 50000 x 3)
  • Kali Charan Puri Graduate Scholarship – 6 (Rs 25000 x 6)
 
Kali Charan Puri Senior Fellowship
 
Number of Fellowship(s) – 1
Amount of Award – Rs. 200000/-
Research Period – 6 to 9 months
Eligibility: PhD is desirable but not essential for competent scholars. Academicians, researchers, writers and post-doctoral students can apply.
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
 
Kali Charan Puri Research Fellowship
 
Number of Fellowship(s) – 2
Amount of Award –Rs 100000/- for each candidate
Research Period – 6 to 9 months
Eligibility: PhD is desirable but not essential for competent candidates. Academicians, researchers, writers and doctoral students can apply.
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
 
Kali Charan Puri Doctoral Scholarship
 
Number of Scholarship(s) – 3
Amount of Award – Rs 50000/- for each candidate
Research Period – 3 to 6 months
Eligibility: MPhil is desirable but not essential for competent candidates. Doctoral students can apply.
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
 
Kali Charan Puri Graduate Scholarship
 
Number of Scholarship(s) – 6
Amount of Award –Rs 25000/- for each candidate
Research Period – 2 to 4 months
Eligibility: MPhil / Masters
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
To know more about Studies and Research at IPF, click here.
 
About Kali Charan Dass Puri
 
Swa. Kali Charan Dass Puri (Jan 24, 1939 – August 8, 2009) was highly inspired by the nationalistic ideas during the freedom movement. Puri was born and raised in a traditional rural middle class family in Mullanpur near Chandigarh in Punjab. Poverty and lack of resources could not deter him from perusing his studies and gaining purposeful knowledge. He studied by literally burning midnight oil because he didn’t have electricity at home to study. But he exhibited great resilience and remained unperturbed by all socio-economic odds and completed degree in engineering. After independence, as a mining engineer he formed Engineering Consultancy Firm Emdescon Engineers Private Limited. He contributed immensely in the field of mining industry as an entrepreneur.
 
Being a liberal democrat, Kali Charan Puri remained engaged in charitable acivities and educational assistance programmes for underprivileged youth during his life time. He wanted India to emerge as a leader of the world in knowledge and industry. Therefore, he believed that research should be promoted in every aspect of life. His orientation towards educational cause inspired his family to create a fund at IPF to promote research and studies.
 
 
 
Lodha Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
 
These scholarships and fellowships were founded by Lodha Foundation, Mumbai for promoting research and scholarly work in the fields of ‘Rural Development’ and ‘Public Policy’.
 
The Fellowships are:
 
  • Lodha Foundation Senior Fellowship – 1 (Rs 150000 x 1)
  • Lodha Foundation Research Fellowship – 2 (Rs 100000 x 2)
 
The Scholarships are:
 
  • Lodha Foundation Doctoral Scholarship – 3 (Rs 50000 x 3)
  • Lodha Foundation Graduate Scholarship – 8 (Rs 25000 x 8)
Lodha Foundation Senior Fellowship
 
Number of Fellowship(s) – 1
Amount of Award – Rs. 150000/-
Research Period – 6 to 9 months
Eligibility: PhD is desirable but not essential for competent scholars. Academicians, researchers, writers and post-doctoral students can apply.
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
Lodha Foundation Research Fellowship
 
Number of Fellowship(s) – 2
Amount of Award –Rs 100000/- for each candidate
Research Period – 6 to 9 months
Eligibility: PhD is desirable but not essential for competent candidates. Academicians, researchers, writers and doctoral students can apply.
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
Lodha Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
 
Number of Scholarship(s) – 3
Amount of Award – Rs 50000/- for each candidate
Research Period – 3 to 6 months
Eligibility: MPhil is desirable but not essential for competent candidates. Doctoral students can apply.
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
Lodha Foundation Graduate Scholarship
 
Number of Scholarship(s) – 8
Amount of Award –Rs 25000/- for each candidate
Research Period – 2 to 4 months
Eligibility: MPhil / Masters
 
Interested candidates can email their proposal along with their CV to: [email protected]
 
To know more about Studies and Research at IPF, click here.
 
Applications for Fellowships and Scholarships should include:
  1. Detailed CV with academic details
  2. Preferred topics for proposed research work
  3. Preferred dates and duration for research work
  4. Objective behind proposed research work
  5. Relevance to your field of study or work
  6. A report on study or research undertaken earlier