Research Funding Programme 2021

Announcement of funding awarded for projects in Climate Change Action; Local Democracy; Labour, Livelihoods and Employment.

Our sixth Research Funding Programme comes from our efforts to strengthen and elevate the state of understanding of societal processes and outcomes. This programme is designed to promote inquiry into areas of particular interest to Azim Premji Foundation and explore possible responses.

We are pleased to announce the projects that have been selected under this programme for the year as below. Congratulations to all the awardees!

Research Funding 2021 Projects & Awardees
◆ Climate Change Action
Developing an Educational Framework for Climate Justice in India: With Special Reference to Clinical Legal EducationMadhuri Parikh
Integrating citizen science in climate-change education in schoolsGeetha Ramaswami
Voice Based Community Media for Climate ResilienceRohan Katepallewar
Making Books on Climate Change for Young Readers in IndiaBijal Vachharajani
Stories of Climate Action: Democratizing Planning in Mumbai’s wetscapesRohit Mujumdar
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◆ Local Democracy
Local Democracy in the Woods: Understanding Decentralised Forest Governance through Forests Rights Act, 2006Satyapriya Rout
Does Identity Politics Subsume Local Governance! A Study of the Darjeeling HillsGorky Chakraborty
Functioning of Tribal Political Structure: Interaction in traditional tribal self-governance and constitutional panchayats in selected tribal villages of south GujaratJames Dabhi
Gender-sharing between local leaders and frontline workers: Implications for Public ServicesDeepak Singhania
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◆ Labour, Livelihoods and Employment
Rethinking Amphibious Work: An Enquiry Into Skill, Symbolic Capital And Work (IN)Security Among Diving Communities Of The Gulf Of Mannar And Palk Bay, Tamil NaduAarthi Sridhar
Inter-State Migration of Workers in India: Its Magnitude, Impacts, and the Way ForwardJayan Jose Thomas
Industrial estates in Kashmir and the everyday precariousness of working labour in a conflict zoneElizabeth Mariam
Livelihood and Gender in the Urban Space: The Case of CSCs under Digital India ProgrammeMeenakshi Rajeev
Skilling Youth of Goa: An Assessment of the Short-Term Training under PMKVY 2.0Prakash Singh
Impact of COVID induced permanent reverse migration on women’s labour market opportunities in rural IndiaStutilina Pal
Impact of hiring and firing laws on factor productivity: A unit level analysis using judicial outcome IndexIrfan Sofi
How are handloom weavers using digital technology and skills to innovate and adapt their knowledge practices for craft futures?Abismrita Chakravarty
Everyday Struggles of Women Laborers for Guaranteed Work in Mananthavady Municipality, Wayanad: Issues and Ways Forward for a Better Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme in KeralaNeeraja K S
Body in Transition: An Ethnographic Study of Hysterectomies among Female Sugarcane Labourers in Beed, MaharashtraNeymat Chadha
Employment in the Care Sector in India: Assessing the Coverage Gap of Care Service ProvisionsPrachi Bansal
Impact of legal discrimination on female economic participation outcomes across Indian statesBhuvana Anand
Evaluating Urban Wage Employment Initiative for Informal Sector Workers in OdishaRajkishor Mishra
Can Access to Safer Public Transport Improve Female Labour Force Supply in Urban India?Rishi Kumar
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Timeline for submissions and deadlines

  • Announcement of awards.
  • Deadline for submission of final proposal and budget.
  • Research Project begins.

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