Visiting International Fellowships
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  • IDSA invites applications for Visiting Fellowships from

    1. researchers working in well-known international think tanks, policy research institutes and universities with a minimum experience of three years, and

    2. doctoral candidates in universities.

    Duration of Fellowship

    The duration of the Visiting Fellowship would be three to six months. In exceptional cases, the term of Fellowship could be extended.

    Areas of Research

    Researchers specialising in any one of the following areas would be preferred:
    Area Studies - South Asia, East Asia, West Asia, Russia, USA, Africa.

    Thematic Studies - Terrorism, Nuclear Issues, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Non-Traditional Threats, Energy Security, Defence Economics and Management, Defence Industry.

    Note: The Institute would be willing to consider research proposals on any relevant theme having a bearing on national, regional or international security.

    Programme requirements

    • Fellows are also required to write commentaries for publication on the IDSA website.

    • Residential on-campus accommodation is available for Visiting Fellows during the period of their fellowship. It will be provided subject to availability.

    • Applications on plain paper should carry a 800-word proposal for the research work to be completed during residence at IDSA.

    • An updated Curriculum Vitae.

    • Two published papers as writing sample.
    • Two letters of reference (professional/academic).
    • Selected candidates would require a research visa for the duration of the Visiting Fellowship. IDSA will provide a letter of affiliation to enable this process. To avoid any inconvenience, selected candidates are requested to get in touch with the Indian consulates in their host countries to get more information about the process and time line.
    • Please copy all correspondence to hr.idsa@nic.in

    Facilities to be Provided

    IDSA will offer the Visiting Fellows residential facilities, office space and access to the Institute's information services.

    There is a limited number of residential on campus accommodation provided to Visiting Fellows during the period of their fellowship (subject to availability and usually restricted for a period of three months).

    The Electricity/Energy charges will be charged on actual consumption basis. Visiting Fellows are required to deposit Rs 5000 as security amount.

    Mode of Application

    • Applications on plain paper should carry a 800-word Research Proposal, to be completed during residence at IDSA.
    • A 500-word Statement of Purpose and Intent explaining how this Fellowship will benefit the scholar. The Statement of Purpose should clearly state the intended duration and starting date of fellowship.
    • An updated Curriculum Vitae.
    • Two published papers as writing sample.
    • Two letters of reference (professional/academic).
    • Candidates would require a research visa for the duration of the Visiting Fellowship. If accepted IDSA will provide a letter of affiliation to enable this process. To avoid any inconvenience candidates are requested to get in touch with the Indian consulate in their host countries to get more information about the process and time line.

    Completed applications are to be mailed or emailed at least 3 months prior to intended date of joining to:

    The Director-General
    Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    1, Development Enclave, (near USI), Delhi Cantt
    New Delhi 110 010
    Email: directorgeneral.idsa@gmail.com

    Please copy all correspondence to the IDSA Visiting Fellowship Program Coordinator, Brig Rumel Dahiya, SM (Retd), Deputy Director General, IDSA, at hr.idsa@nic.in

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