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Three Categories of Fellowships are offered at the JNIAS.

(a) General Fellowships: Fellowships ranging from 2-6 months.

(b) Distinguished Scholar Fellowship: JNIAS awards short term (less than two months) fellowships to eminent and distinguished scholars whose presence in the campus for even a short period would be of great value to the community. Distinguished Scholars are invited by the Director to the JNIAS.

(c) Thematic Fellowships: Fellowships that enable a small group to undertake interdisciplinary research on a specific theme. (Call will be put out separately)


Applications for 2017-18 are open now. Last date to apply for July-December 2017 is November 30th. Last date to apply for January-July 2018 is February 15th 2017. Please download the application form here.


Guidelines for JNIAS Fellowship:

Fellowships are open only to scholars from abroad.

• Fellowships are given either for the Monsoon or Winter Semester or for the academic year so that it integrates the Fellows into the academic calendar of the University.

• Fellows cannot have any coterminous affiliation or fellowship at any other institution in India.

• Fellows are expected to reside in the Institute during the tenure of the Fellowship.

• Felllows are expected to participate in the activities of the JNIAS and give one presentation in the institute Colloquium.

• Fellows are expected to contribute one third of their time to the School or Centre they are affiliated with.

• Fellows can interact with faculty and students of JNU through formal or informal lectures/seminars and/or by conducting workshops.

• Fellows, however, have ample time to pursue their own research interests and present their work through regularly held colloquiums.

• Fellows may, if invited, teach part of the course in the various Centres or be part of research projects in the labs of the university.

• Depending on availability of funds, JNIAS may pay for travel and/or a monthly stipend.



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