Rabindranath Tagore Centre for Human Development Studies Fellowship, India

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RTCHDS Fellowship

Applications are invited for post-doctoral research fellowships in any area of social sciences that has relevance to human development. The fellowship will be granted for one year.


The fellowship will be a consolidated amount of Rs.40,000/- (Rupees forty thousand only) per month and a contingency grant of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only) per year for meeting research related permissible expenses against submission of bills.

Items covered under permissible expenses include costs of field survey, attending seminar/conference/workshop and stationeries.

Facilities : The fellowship awardee will be provided with office space at IDSK, Salt Lake Campus and will have full access to the library, computer laboratory and other facilities available at IDSK.

RTCHDS Fellowship Eligibilty

An applicant should be an Indian citizen under 40 years of age and should have obtained a PhD degree in any area of social science or humanities. Candidates who have submitted PhD thesis and are waiting for results and / or employed as junior faculty in academic institutions can also apply.

RTCHDS Fellowship Responsibilities

The fellowship awardee would be free to pursue his / her research plan and is expected to produce two occasional papers and present two seminars at RTCHDS based on the work done by him / her at RTCHDS.

In addition, the awardee is expected to comply with any other work assigned to him / her by the Director, IDSK, who is the Coordinator of RTCHDS. The awardee must acknowledge RTCHDS in publication of his / her work resulting from the fellowship.

RTCHDS Fellowship Application

Application should include :

  • Proposed plan of post-doctoral work at RTCHDS ( not more than 2000 words )
  • CV including list of publications
  • Sample of maximum two articles published by the applicant; and
  • Synopsis / abstract of applicant’s PhD thesis. ( In case of junior faculity, applications should be routed through proper channel ).

RTCHDS Fellowship Application Submission

Applications can be sent by email or by registered post / speed post / courier to reach RTCHDS by April. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified by email / post by April. Awardees are expected to join the fellowship within three months from the date of issuing the offer letter.

Applications may be sent to the following address :

Rabindranath Tagore Centre for Human Development Studies,
Institute of Development Studies Kolkata,
DD-27/D, Salt Lake, Sector I,
Kolkata – 700064.
Email : rntchds1@gmail.com.

All those who had applied last year may apply again.

RTCHDS Fellowship Selection Process

The advisory committee of RTCHDS will select the candidates based on evaluation of their applications and personal interviews. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.