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Date and time:
June 13, 2018 9:00AM - July 20, 2018 11:00PM
Venue: TISS Patna Centre
DPS Senior Wing
Village: Chandmari, Danapur Cantonment Area
Patna - 801 502 (Bihar)
Announcement of Mentoring Young Researchers Programme for 2018-19
Call for Applications
Theme: Mentoring in Social Science Research
Applications are invited under Mentoring Young Researchers Programme for the year 2018-19. Those who are eligible and interested in enrolling may send their application form by e-mail to email@example.com. 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. The applicants may be regular students enrolled in Masters, MPhil or PhD programmes in a university from across the state of Bihar. Applicants belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. The selection committee will comprise of faculty members from the TISS Patna Centre.
Deadline for application submission: 20th July 2018
Announcement of selection: 31st July 2018
Registration: 1st to 10th August 2018
Masterclass: 27th August to 2nd September 2018
First Workshop: 5th November to 9th November 2018
Second Workshop: 4th March to 8th March 2019
Symposium and Closing Ceremony: 1st and 2nd June 2019
Mentoring in Social Science Research
Located in Bihar, one of the objectives of the Patna Centre of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences is provide academic support to students of Bihar in carrying research in various fields of social sciences. 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, 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 proposes to start a programme of Mentoring Young Researchers in social science research. 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.
TISS Patna Centre will reimburse the travel cost of the participants and also take care of their accommodation and food during the masterclass, workshops and symposium. Besides, the participants will receive reading material in print form as well as through the Courseware specifically designed for the Programme.
Masterclass, Workshops and Symposium
It is proposed that TISS Patna Centre will conduct a seven-day masterclass, two workshops each of five days, and a two-day symposium. The faculty of the workshops will involve in-house and external resource persons who will be scholars of repute in social theory, research methodology and academic writing.
In the very beginning of the programme, a masterclass, will be organized with the following objectives:
The first workshop will be conducted within two months of the masterclass. The activities will include:
This will be conducted in the sixth or seventh month of the programme. In this workshop, apart from detailed review of work progress of the participants, will be carried out. Mentors will 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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