Indian Institute of Advanced Study


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1. We invite applications for award of Fellowships for advanced research in the following areas:

(a) Social, Political and Economic Philosophy;

(b) Comparative Indian Literature (including Ancient, Medieval, Modern Folk and Tribal);

(c) Comparative Studies in Philosophy and Religion;

(d) Comparative Studies in History (including Historiography and Philosophy of History);

(e) Education, Culture, Arts including performing Arts and Crafts;

(f) Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Logic and Mathematics;

(g) Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Natural and Life Sciences;

(h) Studies in Environment;

(i) Indian Civilization in the context of Asian Neighbours; and

(j) Problems of Contemporary India in the context of National Integration and Nation-building.

Besides the above, the Institute will also award one Fellowship to a scholar to work on issues related to the, “Theory and Practice of Heritage Conservation and Restoration of Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla”.

1. Scholars belonging to weaker sections of society and those who are differently abled/physical challenged will be given preference..

2. Applications from scholars working in, and on, the North Eastern region are encouraged.

3. The Institute will evaluate and consider for publication the monographs of the Fellows submitted on completion of their term. The Institute will have the first right of publication and will have the copyright of the monograph submitted by the Fellow. .

4. The term of Fellowship for independent and retired scholars would initially be for a period of one year, allowing continuation by another year after evaluation of the work done during the first year, but in no case will continue beyond two years. However, for in-service scholars who want to come for two years, the Fellowship would be awarded for a period of two years subject to the condition that continuation of the Fellowship for the second year would only be granted if the external Evaluation Report of the work done by the Fellow during the first year is positive.

5. The prescribed application form can be downloaded from the website: & The application on the prescribed form may be sent to the Secretary, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 171005. Applications can also be made online. Only applications in the prescribed application form would be considered by the Institute.

6. Fellows are expected to remain in residence from 1st March to 15th December. Their stay at the Institute during the winter months is optional. They may proceed on study tours during this period.

7. Proposals involving empirical work requiring data collection through extensive fieldwork would not be considered.

8. The pay of in-service Fellows will be protected. In addition, they will get 20 per cent of their basic pay in case they are maintaining a separate house at the place of their work, other than government accommodation. The Fellowship grant for Fellows who are independent scholars is Rs. 56400/- per month.

9. The Institute provides hard furnished, rent-free accommodation to Fellows in cottages on the Rashtrapati Nivas Estate. In addition, scholars will be provided a personal fully furnished study (which may be on sharing basis) with computer and Internet facilities.

10. The Fellows will be provided with free stationary. They will have access to the Institute's vehicles for local travel on payment of nominal charges.

11. Fellows are entitled to free medical treatment at the dispensary of the Institute.

12. It is mandatory for in-service candidates to apply through proper channel.

13. Fellowship applications of scholars who have been a Fellows of the Institute within a period of the last five years will not be considered.

The Screening Committee for screening the applications of Fellowships received by the Institute would meet sometime in __________________. The meeting of the Fellowship Award Committee (FAC) would be held tentatively in ___________________. The short-listed scholars would be invited to make a presentation before the Fellowship Award Committee (FAC). Scholars with proven academic credentials, as decided by Screening Committee, may be exempted from this provision. Those interested can get further details from the Secretary of the Institute who is available on e-mail at and may be contacted on 0177-2831379.

Award of Fellowships

Application form for the award of fellowship.



Award of Fellowships