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Venue: Centre for Development Practice and Research, Takshila Campus, TISS, Patna
Announcement of Mentoring Young Researchers Programme for 2018-19 (Modified)
Call for Applications
Theme: Culture and Migration
Applications are invited under Mentoring Young Researchers Programme for the year 2018-19. The theme for the year is Culture and Migration. Those who are eligible and interested in enrolling in the mentorship programme may send their application form by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the application form, click here.
Eligibility and Selection Process
Following a call for applications, a group of fifteen (15) young research scholars will be selected from among the applicants. This programme is meant for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) only. The applicants may be regular students enrolled in Masters, MPhil or PhD programmes in a university from across the state of Bihar. The selection committee will comprise of faculty members from the TISS Patna Centre and CSEI.
Deadline for application submission: 30th April 2018
Announcement of selection: 10th May 2018
Registration: 11th May to 20th May 2018
Masterclass: 1st to 4th June 2018 (to be held at TISS Patna Centre)
First Workshop: 31st August to 2nd September 2018
Second Workshop: 30th November to 2nd December 2018
Symposium: 26th and 27th April 2019.
Closing Ceremony: 27th April 2019.
Mentoring Young Researchers Programme (modified)
Located in Bihar, the Patna Centre of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences is primarily focused on carrying research on migration. Towards this end, the TISS Patna Centre is committed to promoting critical research in the field, deploying varied theoretical perspectives and addressing multiple issues. As a facilitator of critical research on migration, the TISS Patna Centre has also been making strategic yet regular interventions in academia by organising lectures, conferences, publications and training young researchers in academic writing and research methodology. To further deepen its pedagogical intervention, the TISS Patna Centre, in collaboration with the Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI) proposes to start a programme of Mentoring Young Researchers. Such mentorship is crucial for the health of social science research as space for dialogue and sharing within university system is rapidly shrinking. In this manner, we hope to both supplement the resources provided by the traditional university system and also transcend them in terms of addressing emerging issues and experimenting with form.
To achieve these objectives
Role of the Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion
The TISS Patna Centre will conduct the young researcher mentorship programme in partnership with the Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI). CSEI is engaged in deepening democracy and development in our body politic by enhancing the stake hold of socially excluded and marginalized communities in social, economic and cultural rights within the wider ambit of human rights. The CSEI Bihar office will contribute in mobilising the participants and in follow up of the mentorship programme. Since the CSEI has been involved with promoting higher education among the students belonging to the SCs and STs, the collaboration would ensure that the information about the programme reaches the students otherwise less equipped or have less access to digital sources of information. Their presence in the workshop as social animator would enhance the confidence and morale of the participants. They will also add up support mechanisms for the students of this programme.
The selected candidates will be provided one time fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- (ten thousand) upon successful completion of the mentorship programme. The fellowship will be called TISS-CSEI Fellowship. The fellowship will be provided by the CSEI.
Masterclass, Workshops and Symposium
It is proposed that TISS Patna Centre will conduct a four-day masterclass, two workshops each of three days, and a symposium. The faculty of the workshops will involve in-house and external resource persons who will be scholars of repute in field of migration.
In the very beginning of the programme, a masterclass, will be organized to with the following objectives:
The first workshop will be conducted within two months of the masterclass. The activities will include:
This will be a review exercise of the work in progress and will be conducted in the sixth or seventh month of the programme. The activities will include:
At the culmination of year-long programme, researchers will make public presentation of their works to an audience consisting of academicians, researchers and members of civil society. A publication plan will be drawn during the symposium.
In order to keep the dialogue between researchers and resource persons a continuous exercise, the structure of the programme will be kept flexible having provisions for facilitating the publication of research articles in vernacular and English journals.
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