Fellowship and Scholarship

Source: IPF      Date: 18 May 2015 13:33:17

India Policy Foundation

 

 

Kali Charan Puri

 

 

The scholarship named after Kali Charan Dass Puri, a great socialist and philanthropist, was founded by Nath Charna Dass Puri who himself is a visionary businessman and social worker.

 

 

 

 

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About the Fellowship and Scholarship

 

India Policy Foundation announces to award several research fellowships and scholarships in name of Late Kali Charan Puri on grant of a corpus fund of Rs 1 crore donated by Shri Nath Charan Puri for promoting India-centric public policy research. IPF is humbled by the great gesture for the scholarly work on important contemporary issues concerning India and even global issues impacting India.

 

Details of the fellowship and scholarship will be provided to researchers for application who are engaged in independent research, academics, media, think tank or any other institution or any person with individual capacity pursuing scholarly work. The fellowship may be non-competitive and may be awarded on the merit of the scholar on her/his previous scholarly work, which may also be by the nomination of an appropriate committee of IPF or recommendation by scholars from outside IPF.

 

 

Fellowship and Scholarship

-Kali Charan Puri Senior Fellowship (1)

-Kali Charan Puri Research Fellowship (2)

-Kali Charan Puri Research Scholarship (2)

-Kali Charan Puri Excellence Scholarship (6)

 

                    Kali Charan Puri Senior Fellowship:

 

Number of fellowship(s) – 1

Amount of Award – INR 2,00,000

Research Period – 18 months

Frequency of fellowship – Annual

 

Interest is sought from senior scholars from India and abroad for scholarly work on contemporary issues of India or even global issues having impact on India. The area of study is open and is expected to contribute to the school of thoughts of research community and policy making. The fellowship is highly prestigious and recipients would be deemed as permanent advisors to India Policy Foundation.

 

The fellowship award is INR 2,00,000 which is the total amount for the research work including travel expanses of the scholar. This category is also open to the existing research outputs and fellowship may be awarded to any such work. There is no guideline for the senior scholars on time taken for the research work.

 

The fellowship is open to new ideas but it motivates scholars to present studies in social science and the way society is graduating with time on different facades including studies in Vedic, Sanatana Dharma, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh knowledge systems and their relevance to contemporary India.

 

The IPF Fellowship Committee invites scholars to send their proposals with following documents by email at [email protected]

-Brief profile (not more than 1 page)

-One page proposal (or the abstract of the full research paper already developed but not published)

-Schedule to develop the research document

 

 

Award Disbursement:

The amount of award will be released in five equal instalments. The first instalment of INR 40,000 will be released at the time of award of fellowship. Subsequent instalments will be released after every 4 months. The 5th and the last instalment will be the final amount to be released at the time of the submission and review of the document. The scholar is supposed to present a midterm progress report to ensure that IPF can go ahead with its pre-launch announcement and can plan its publication.

 

 

 

  1. Kali Charan Puri Research Fellowship:

 

Number of fellowship(s) – 2

Amount of Award – INR 1,00,000 (each)

Research Period – 12 months

Frequency of fellowship – Annual

 

Researchers are invited from academics, think tanks, civil society, media or any other institutions for conducting research on issues of national importance. The research output will either be published as an occasional paper or monograph. The area of research is open and is expected to contribute to the prevailing discussions and debates. It is also expected to provide a direction in terms of new dimensions of the debate helping research community and policy making.

 

The fellowship award is INR 1,00,000 for the total research work that includes expanses of the scholar. This category is also open to the existing research outputs and fellowship may be awarded to any such work. For a work demanding more time, the extension can be accepted on request and appropriate reason.

 

This category undertakes issues of national and international importance. They are evidence-based researches and advise policy reforms or raise the critical attention to areas of ignorance but are important for the nation. A research document of 80-100 pages is expected from the recipient of fellowship.

 

The IPF Fellowship Committee invites researchers to send their proposals with following documents by email at [email protected]

-Brief profile (not more than 1 page)

-One page proposal (or the abstract of the full research paper already developed but not published)

-Schedule to develop the research document

 

 

Award Disbursement:

The amount of award will be released in 4 equal instalments. First instalment of INR 25,000 will be released at the time of award of fellowship. Subsequent instalments will be released after every 3 months. The 4th and the last instalment will be released at the time of submission and review of the document. The scholar is supposed to present a midterm progress report to ensure that IPF can go ahead with its pre-launch announcement and plan its publication.


 Kali Charan Puri Research Scholarship:

 

Number of scholarship(s) – 2

Amount of Award – INR 1,00,000 (each)

Research Period –12 months

Frequency of scholarship – Annual

 

Researchers are invited from academics, think tanks, civil society, media or other institutions for conducting research on issues of national importance. The research output will be either published as an occasional paper or monograph. It may also be used as a chapter of any ongoing or proposed book. The area of research is open and is expected to contribute to the existing discussions and debates. It must also provide evidence-based perspective on the research subject. This category expects a good review and researches by others on various dimensions on the proposed topic.

 

The award is worth INR 1,00,000 for the entire research work including travel expanses of the scholar. For a work demanding more time, the extension can be accepted on request and appropriate reason. This category is also open to the scholars / researcher of the India Policy Foundation.

 

This category promotes issues of national and international importance. They must be evidence-based researches and must advise policy reforms or at least raise the critical attention to areas of ignorance but are important to the nation. A research document of 80-100 pages is expected from the recipient of fellowship.

 

The IPF Fellowship Committee invites researchers to send their interest with following documents by email at [email protected]

-Brief profile (not more than 1 page)

-Two pages proposal (Issue, methodology)

-Schedule to develop the research document

 

 

Award Disbursement:

The amount of award will be released in 4 equal instalments. First instalment of INR 25,000 will be released at the time of award of fellowship. Subsequent instalments will be released after every 3 months. The 4th and the last instalment will be released at the time of submission and review of the document. You are requested to present a midterm progress report to ensure that IPF can go ahead with its pre-launch announcement and can plan its publication.


  1. Kali Charan Puri Excellence Scholarship:

 

Doctoral Scholarship

Number of scholarship(s) – 2

Amount of Award – INR 50,000 (each)

Frequency of scholarship – Annual

  Qualifying Criteria – Doctoral Candidate

 

Graduate Scholarship

Number of scholarship(s) – 4

Amount of Award – INR 25,000 (each)

Frequency of scholarship – Annual

 Qualifying Criteria – MPhil / Masters Candidate

 

These scholarships have been set up with an objective to promote good calibre students and doctoral scholars to help them achieve their career and research objective. These scholarships are mostly on the merit basis and sometimes on need basis.

 

Scholars, who have been awarded these scholarships, are supposed to submit a 50-60 pages research paper on their research topic. The scholarship for MPhil and masters candidates expects an article of about 10-15 pages on a mutually agreed topic.

 

IPF Fellowship committee invites candidates to send their interest with following documents by email at [email protected]

-Brief profile (not more than 1 page)

-Two pages proposal (Issue, methodology or Idea for masters level)

-Schedule to develop the research document

 

 

Award Disbursement:

The amount of award will be released in two equal instalments. First instalment of INR 25,000 will be released at the time of Award of fellowship. The last instalment will be released at the time of submission and review of the document. Scholars are supposed to present a midterm report and are also requested to make a presentation of the progress to ensure that IPF can go ahead with its pre-launch announcement and plan its publication.

 

In case of Award to MPhil and Masters Candidates, the award of INR 25,000 will be granted in full on submission of the approved article.

 

 

 

 

About Kali Charan Dass Puri

Late Kali Charan Dass Puri (Jan 24, 1939 – August 8, 2009) was very much inspired by the nationalistic ideas during the freedom movement. Puri was born and raised in a traditional religious 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 literally did this by burning mid night oil because homes had no electricity to study. He had exhibited great resilience and had remained unperturbed by such socio-economic odds. After independence, as a mining engineer he formed Engineering Consultancy Firm Emdescon Engineers Private Limited. He abundantly contributed in the field of mining industry as an entrepreneur.

 

A liberal democrat, Kali had been engaged in charity and educational assistance programme to underprivileged youths during his life time. He wanted to see India to emerge as a leader of the world community in industry and knowledge. Therefore, he believed that research should be promoted in every aspect of life. His orientation towards educational cause led his family to donate INR 1 crore to IPF to promote research and studies.

 

 

About India Policy Foundation

India Policy Foundation (IPF) is a non-profit Think Tank dedicated to exploring constructive solutions to contemporary problems through its intellectual pursuits, a platform for eminent personalities of all walks of life to come together, discuss and debate, paving the way for a consensus on public policies in line with India’s rich philosophical content and intellectual legacies. Established in 2008, the Foundation has been engaged in research, publications, and conducts of seminars, brainstorming sessions, symposia, and panel discussions to collect voice and mind for India in regional and global pursuits. The IPF seeks to understand the ethical-moral interplay of state-society relationship in shaping, re-shaping and consolidating the country’s nationhood in the face of internal and external exigencies associated with the task of nation building.