Up to 2 Postdocs and up to 5 PhD fellowships “Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”
“Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”
directed by the German Historical Institute London in cooperation with faculty members from the Centre for Historical Studies and the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen and the King’s India Institute, King’s College London
The Transnational Research Group has designated seven research areas for which applications are particularly welcome:
1. Nineteenth and twentieth-century global educational reform movements and their impact on universal schooling in India.
2. The quest for universal elementary/school education, the private sector and edu-business.
3. Caste discrimination and education policy.
4. Industrial restructuring, informalization, and their consequences for access to elementary education.
5. Adult education and the popularisation of practical scientific knowledge.
6. Industrial and technical institutions and the resignification of manual labour.
7. The impact of schooling on life histories.
However, applications for relevant topics outside these areas are also welcome. A full description of the project and its research areas as well as the conditions of the funding are available at www.ghil.ac.uk/research/india_research_group.html.
a) Up to 2 postdoctoral fellowships for initially 1 year, renewable to up to 30 months starting from the earliest possible date
b) Up to 5 fully endowed PhD fellowships for a maximum of 4 years starting from the earliest possible date
The PhD fellowships will be open to qualified students of any nationality as well as of all academic subjects represented in this group (Cultural Anthropology, Sociology of Education, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology). Successful candidates will be affiliated primarily with one of the contributing institutes in Delhi, Göttingen or London. This affiliation will be determined on the basis of their disciplinary and thematic specialization as well as with regard to supervisory capacity. Irrespective of their primary affiliation, successful candidates will circulate between the TRG’s three locations and will thus have access to all facilities in the course of their fellowship. They will also participate in transnationally organized summer schools and other joint training schemes.
Applications should contain a full CV, copies of relevant examinations, a research proposal (max. 5000 words), a writing sample (a chapter or essay), and the names and addresses of two referees. They should be send electronically by 31 January 2013 to Dr Indra Sengupta, German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ,email: isengupta @ghil.ac.uk
Dr Indra Sengupta
German Historical Institute London
17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ
+44 207 309 2050
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