Call for applications
Fellowships under an international PhD programme on
‘Pluralism, Democracy and Development’
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for fellowships leading to an interdisciplinary PhD degree. The proposals should deal with a theme that addresses some of the core concerns of the Knowledge Programme.
Promoting Pluralism Knowledge Programme (PPKP) is an innovative academic-practitioner collaboration that focuses on understanding challenges to pluralism and socio-cultural diversity in relation to rapidly changing orientations on religion, religiosity and sense of identity across the world. PPKP is an international programme and a collaborative venture of Hivos and the Kosmopolis Institute at the University for Humanistics in Netherlands with institutional partnerships in India, Indonesia and Uganda.
The PPKP is a response to the challenges posed by the emergence of ‘knowledge society’ and the consequent implications for understanding social transformation. The programme aims to generate knowledge at the intersection of cultural diversity, social action for development and human rights, and the growing global trend of hardening identity formations with a view to throw fresh light on issues of secularism, faith, citizenship, and peaceful coexistence in contemporary world. Please visit http://www.hivos.nl/english/Knowledge-programme for more details on the knowledge programmes.
Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), which is the institutional partner for the PPKP-India, is an interdisciplinary centre with an established PhD programme in interdisciplinary cultural studies.
Eligibility: A Masters degree in any discipline with 55% marks or its grade equivalent.
Registration, Certification and Supervision: The selected PhD candidates will be registered at the University for Humanistics in the Netherlands, which will be the degree awarding university. The supervision will be carried by an international team of ‘Promoters’ drawn from India and Netherlands as appointed by the University for Humanistics.
Residential Requirements: Ordinarily the PhD is a full time programme and the selected candidates are ordinarily expected to be resident in Bangalore. Exceptions may be considered only upon assessment of the need and possibility.
Fellowship: Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 16000/- and an annual contingency of Rs. 36000/- for a period of three years with a possibility of extension for another year, based purely on the assessment and recommendation of the Promoters.
- Download the application form from http://www.cscs.res.in and fill-in
- Attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae;
- Copies of the undergraduate and postgraduate mark sheets (one set);
- A writing sample (no longer than 15 double spaced pages or approx 4000 words)
- A proposal in not more than 2000 words or 4 typed pages
- Two References
Send the soft copies of the application and enclosures (if you have in soft copies) to Dr. Caroline Suransky () and Sitharamam Kakarala (). The hard copy of the application with all the necessary enclosures must however reach the CSCS office on or before 15th November 2009.