Research Funding Programme - 2019
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 fourth round of our Research Funding
Programme. This is designed to promote inquiry into areas of particular interest to the
Foundation and to explore possible responses for some of them.
We invite high quality research proposals that examine significant questions of public concern in
the following three areas:
- Education and Allied Areas
- Urban Governance and Sustainability
- Labour, Livelihoods and Employment
The funding programme is designed to strengthen and supplement our existing efforts in these
areas. While we are open to any broad consideration within the area, the research should be
empirically grounded, and be able to inform practice and policy.
The duration of projects can range from 1 to 3 years, and the size of the research fund
from Rs.5 to 20 lakhs.
Interested applicants should submit the following via the online portal which will be open on
March 20th , 2019:
- CV for all investigators
- Short concept note of not more than 3 pages
- Budget breakdown
- Anticipated timeline
Please note that the portal will remain available until, 5.00 PM (IST) April 20th , 2019, the last
date for submissions. This deadline is strict.
The concept note and proposal should both 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 further. Accordingly please ensure that
your concept note and proposal address the concerns highlighted in each theme and indicate how
your proposal specifically seeks to engage with them.
All proposals will undergo an internal review at the outset. Those deemed to be
particularly promising will then be sent for an extensive external review that may take up
to 2 months.
Research Funds will be awarded primarily to individuals or teams affiliated with academic
institutions, think tanks, NGOs and other centers of vital research both in India and elsewhere.
We encourage scholars and researchers in the fields of education, public policy, economics,
political science, sociology, anthropology, history and the sciences to submit proposals.
|Last date for submission of Concept Notes
||5.00PM (IST) April 20th , 2019
|Indication of initial interest
||May 20th , 2019
|Last date for submission of Full Proposal
||June 20th , 2019
|Proposals sent for review
||June 20th – August 20th , 2019
|Announcement of final awardees
||September 10th , 2019
|Projects Start date
||October 1st , 2019
APPLY HERE - This link will work between 20th March and 20th April, 2019.
Please direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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