Award of the Rohini Ghadiok Fellowship for Action Research(in rural)

The Rohini Ghadiok Foundation (RGF) announces the award of a three year Fellowship for Action Research (in the rural) to the first cohort of MPhil Development Practice students at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). The last date of application (e mail applications) is Jan 15, 2015. The selected Fellow shall be designated the Rohini Ghadiok Fellow for Action Research (in the rural) and shall be placed at the Centre for Development Practice (CDP), AUD. The Fellowship amount: 4,00,000/- which includes 3,96,000/- towards payment and the remaining 4,000/- towards the payment of group accident insurance and other incidentals per year for three years towards one MPhil graduate, or 13,10,760/- (taking a 10% increase per annum) for a 3-year period. The Fellowship obligates the grantee to use the grant funds only for the purposes for which the grant was made; it also provides for (i) 6 monthly written reports to RGF and CDP, (ii) a final written report to RGF and CDP, and (iii) a detailed six monthly accounting of how grant funds were used, to RGF. RGF will have the authority to withhold and/or recover grant funds in case such funds are, or appear to be, misused. The selection of the Rohini Ghadiok Fellow for Action Research will be as per University rules and in consultation with the Trustees of RGF. The Fellow should ideally build on the MPhil Development Practice Action Research work already undertaken in the two years of the MPhil programme; the Fellow should also have had publications and conference/seminar/workshop presentations of his or her work by now. The Fellow will be required to publish his or her work in relevant peer-reviewed journals, produce at least a 30,000-50,000 word Monograph as also produce material in the vernacular for the community he or she works with. Interested applicants from the first cohort of the MPhil Development Practice students (who have been granted their MPhil degree) are encouraged to apply with a detailed Action Research Proposal (the Proposal should spell out the vision and philosophy of the transformative social praxis the Fellow shall engender in the rural community; it should have a clear demonstration as to how the current work builds on the applicant’s MPhil Action Research work; including the actual steps and moves the applicant intends to take or make regarding the three year action research work) and a detailed CV. Please attach copy of publications. Send e- mail applications to: cdp@aud.ac.in