The Mrs Elizabeth
Adiseshiah Ph.D. Merit Scholarship, was created
to provide training and facilities for talented
researchers to pursue high-quality academic research
dedicated to development issues in Tamil Nadu.
Area of Research: The scholar is to be chosen
from any social science discipline, on the basis of
demonstrated academic competence and interest in the
field of political, economic or social development
in Tamil Nadu.
Eligibility: (1) M.Phil degree in social
sciences (relaxable only in exceptional cases); (2)
The successful candidate will have to be registered
under the supervision of one of the faculty members
of the Institute.
Duration: The fellowship will be available
for a maximum period of 3 years. The selected
scholar will be taken as an intern for the first
year of the programme and the renewal of the
scholarship will be subject to satisfactory
performance in research in the six-monthly
assessment of the Institute
Value of Fellowship: To the successful
candidate the Institute will offer a monthly
scholarship of Rs.12,000 and a Contingency Grant of
Rs.10,000 per annum.