RESEARCH FUNDING PROGRAMME 2020: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
As part of Azim Premji University’s efforts to strengthen and elevate the state of
understanding of societal processes and outcomes, we are launching the fifth round
of our Research Funding Programme. This programme is designed to promote inquiry
into areas of particular interest to Azim Premji Foundation and to explore possible responses for some of them.
The Research Funding Programme is designed to strengthen and supplement our existing efforts
in these areas. While we are open to any broad consideration within an area,
the research should be empirically grounded, and be able to inform practice and policy.
We invite high-quality research proposals
that examine the significant questions of public concern in the following areas:
Education and Allied Areas
Labour, Livelihoods and Employment
Urban Governance and Sustainability
Climate Change Action
Who can apply
Applications are invited from individuals or teams affiliated with centres of vital
research within academic institutions, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations,
as well as the Government, in principle. We encourage scholars and researchers in the fields
of education, development practice, public policy, economics, political science, sociology,
anthropology, history, creative arts, media and the sciences to submit proposals.
This call for proposals is for researchers external to Azim Premji Foundation.
Employees of Azim Premji Foundation are not eligible to apply.
Process for Application
Interested applicants must submit the following via the online portal which will be open from Sep 15, 2020:
- The completed online application form available on the portal
- A short concept note in not more than 1200 words
- CVs of all collaborating investigators
Applications for the research funding under each broad area/domain can be accessed by clicking the link at the bottom of the respective page.
The last date for submissions is Oct 31, 2020.
The concept note should indicate why the study is needed,
highlight its significance, clearly identify the research objectives/questions,
and outline the methodology to be employed. In particular, it should indicate why the
research is of general significance and how it addresses the particular concerns laid
out in the terms of reference. Applicants should have demonstrated competency and
qualifications to undertake the research in the proposed area. Applicants should
read the terms of reference for each area before applying and ensure that the proposal
aligns with the specifications. Please note that a proposal that is outside the scope of
the specific areas of research will not be considered. Accordingly, please ensure that
your proposal addresses the concerns highlighted in each theme and indicate how your
proposal specifically seeks to engage with them.
Applicants can submit multiple proposals within one or more domains listed above.
Start date for submission of Concept Notes on portal
||Sep 15, 2020
Last date for submission of Concept Notes
Oct 31, 2020
Indication of initial interest
Dec 1, 2020
Last date for submission of Full Proposal
Dec 31, 2020
Announcement of awards
Mar 7, 2021
Project start date
Apr 1, 2021
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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