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India Observatory Fellowships

India Observatory (IO) Visiting Fellowships are available to individuals outside the School wishing to undertake research on a full-time basis on a project which spans more than one social science.

India Observatory Visiting Fellowship

The goal of the Visiting Fellowship is to develop early-stage career researchers (pre-major review) working in an interdisciplinary fashion in the social sciences. The duration of an IO Visiting Fellowship can be from one month to one year and can be renewed up to three years in total. The position of IO Visiting Fellowship is normally open to those who have obtained a PhD degree. Resident visitors are required to pay bench fees of 10,000 per academic year (pro-rata for shorter periods). Adjustments to this are allowed only on a needs basis.

India Observatory Visiting Senior Fellowship

The Visiting Senior Fellowship category is aimed at academics who are of the Lecturer (post-major review), Senior Lecturer or Reader level, and practitioners or professionals at a broadly comparable level as well. The duration of an IO Visiting Senior Fellowship can be from one month to one year and can be renewed up to three years in total. The position of IO Senior Visiting Fellowship is normally open to those who have obtained a PhD degree. Resident Visitors are required to pay bench fees of 10,000 per academic year (pro-rata for shorter periods). Adjustments to this are allowed only on an needs basis.

Applications

Fellowship applications received by the India Observatory are recommended once per term on a competitive basis. These are without remuneration; however, the IO is able to provide limited desk space. Applicants should be nominated by their home department of the university where they are affiliated.

Initial inquiries should be emailed to India.Observatory@lse.ac.uk, and should include a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages and an outline of proposed research of no more than three pages. Candidates are also encouraged to suggest relevant LSE academics whose work is of interest and relates to their own work. Please specify your preferred period of affiliation in your application as resident appointments are subject to availability.