Application Invited: SRF Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women. Samyukta Research Foundation (SRF) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women.
About the Samyukta Research Foundation (SRF) Postdoctoral Fellowships
The last date for submission of applications for SRF Postdoctoral Fellowships is 16 May 2022. As we strictly follow the Covid protocols, the recipients of 2022 Fellowships may work from home. However, they are expected to make presentations online as stipulated by the Foundation.
Eligibility: Samyukta Research Foundation (SRF) Postdoctoral Fellowships
SRF Postdoctoral Fellowships (SRF PDF) are awarded to doctoral degree holders to further strengthen the knowledge base gained during their PhD research. The scholar should have at least one book or 3 research articles in the area of their proposed research.
Selection: Samyukta Research Foundation (SRF)
Fellowships are awarded on the basis of the scope for further study and the relevance the subject holds in terms of value addition to knowledge capital. The applicant must address this aspect in the research proposal.
The final selection shall be made based on a 10-minute presentation, followed by an interview. The short-listed candidates would be informed by 30 May 2022 and the final selection will be announced on 16 June 2022.
The Fellowships can be availed from 1 July 2022.
Those who have submitted their doctoral thesis are eligible to apply for the SRF- PDF by producing the submission certificate from the concerned university. However, the Fellowship amount will have to be refunded if the Ph D degree is not awarded within 12 months from the date of commencement of the PDF.
The decision of the Selection Committee will be final. Selected candidates are expected to abide by the SRF Fellowship Regulations and give an undertaking to this effect.
The duration of the SRF- PDF is six months from the date of commencement of research. The recipient is free to choose this date but the fellowship must be availed by at least six months from the date of the announcement of the award.
The Fellowship amount is Rs. 25,000/-. The Fellowship would be disbursed in two instalments. The first instalment of Rs 10000/- is disbursed after a presentation of 15 minutes on completion of one month of research. The second instalment of Rs 15,000/- is released after an expert committee reviews the document submitted on completion of the research.
The selected scholar is eligible for 30 days Residency at Samyukta Research Centre, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, for data collection, reading or preparation of the final document. The dates of the Residency have to be finalised at the time of acceptance of the Fellowship. Please note that the dates once fixed cannot be changed or split.
Upon completion of the research, the candidates are expected to submit any one of the deliverables listed below:
• A monograph on the topic chosen for the PDF. (20,000 words approx)
• 2 research articles on the topic chosen for the PDF. (6000-8000 words approx each)
• Translation of an important text from any genre in a regional language with a critical introduction. (6000-8000 words approx)
• Short history of a region with supporting documents. (20,000 words approx)
• Short history of changing landscapes with focus on climate change. (20,000 words approx)
• Photo essay of a festival or a ritual or a performance. (15,000 words approx)
• Short history of an ethnic group. (20,000 words approx)
• The biography of a person.(20,000 words approx)
• The cultural biography of things.
Candidates applying for the Fellowship are expected to indicate the deliverable in the research proposal.
The document submitted on completion of the PDF may be considered for publication in Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture or in the Samyukta: Work in Progress Series.
*Application Date *
The last date for submission of applications for SRF Postdoctoral Fellowships is 16 May 2022.
Applications for 2021 are closed.
SRF Writer in Residence Fellowship
Samyukta Research Foundation believes in the power of writing and in the necessity of cultural exchanges between writers. Hence, we invite a woman writer to spend a month at the Samyukta Research Foundation, located at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, every year. The Foundation provides the writer a congenial third space away from home and office, to immerse herself in writing. The selected writer is provided with free accommodation, and a comfortable workspace. The expenses of travel and other related expenditures are to be borne by the writer. SRF requires the writer to give one public lecture during the period of her stay. The writer is also expected to acknowledge the support of SRF in the resulting publication.
Applications for the Fellowship can be sent in at any time of the year. Interested writers of any nationality and in at stage of their career may write to [email protected]
Application for the 2022 SRF Writer in Residence Fellowship is now open.
SRF Translator in Residence Fellowship
Samyukta Research Foundation considers translation as a means to promote cross cultural understanding. The SRF Translator in Residence Fellowship is instituted to provide women translators and Translation Studies scholars the opportunity to work uninterrupted on a translation project, for a period of one month, at the Foundation situated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
The selected translator / scholar will be provided with free accommodation and a comfortable workspace. The expenses of travel and other related expenditures are to be borne by the Fellow. SRF requires the fellow to give one public reading/ lecture during the period of her stay. The fellow is also expected to acknowledge the support of SRF when publishing the translation.
Applications for the Fellowship can be sent in at any time of the year. Interested Translators/Translation Studies scholars of any nationality and at any stage of their career may write to [email protected]
Applications for the 2022 SRF International Translator in Residence Fellowship are now open.
SRF offers a series of flagship certifications in the evolving multidisciplinary field of Liberal Humanities.The certifications are offered to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and teachers. These enabling interventions are planned to help scholars position themselves at par with the best according to international standards. Drawing from the critical strength of SRF in research and publication, our aim is to promote ‘global citizenship education’ to bridge gaps in academic studies and invest positively towards a better future. Upon successful completion of the courses, the participants will be issued a certificate.
The certifications will be offered by SRF independently or in collaboration with universities and colleges. For details, please contact us at [email protected]
Introductory certification will provide an overview of an established or evolving field of study in Liberal Humanities identified by SRF. It will provide an initiation into the nature, conceptual and historical aspects, trajectories and significance of the field of study as distinct, yet interwoven.
Classes will be conducted for 5 hours in the online mode combining different instructor-led levels of engagement depending on the nature of the field taken up for discussion. Fee: Rs 500 /-
Intermediate certification will enable a deeper engagement with an established or emerging field of study identified by SRF. The certification will give a theoretical anchoring of the field and will explore the multifaceted dimensions, possibilities and prospects. The intermediary level coaches will ensure a better understanding of the possible ways and directions to approach a particular field of study.
The certification is planned for 10 hours in the online mode combining different instructor-led levels of engagement depending on the nature of the field taken up for discussion. Fee: Rs 750/-
Advanced certification will facilitate comprehensive understanding of the research directions pertaining to a field or inter-related fields. The certification will help to identify and explore pertinent research areas using appropriate theoretical frameworks, methodologies and practices.
At the end of the programme, participants are expected to submit a research proposal and work towards an academic article worthy of publication.
The certification is planned for 15 hours in the online mode combining different instructor-led levels of engagement depending on the nature of the field taken up for discussion. Fee: Rs 1000/-
Integrated certification is an advanced certification offered exclusively to help faculty members integrate research based teaching into academic spaces. The certification will train teachers in appropriate pedagogical practices, preparing courses and syllabi and developing MOOCs. With publishing as an integral part of academia, the course will also provide necessary training in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
The certification is planned for 25 hours, combining lecture and workshop modes of online / offline engagement. Faculty members have to complete the certification within one month in the self-paced mode. The Foundation will also offer this certification to faculty members of a University or College factoring in their specific requirements. Fee: Rs. 2500/-
Samyukta Research Foundation offers Internship opportunity to graduate and postgraduate students, to give them real time work experience. The internship is designed to bridge the gap between the academia and the industry, the classroom and the world outside.
We offer internships from one to six months depending on the availability of opportunities at SRF. The call for internships would be open throughout the year. Both online and offline modes are available. The Interns will be issued a certificate on satisfactory completion of the programme. No stipend would be provided.
Students interested in availing this internship may download the application form here and mail the duly filled in applications to [email protected] with INTERNSHIP (and area of interest – eg. Copy Editing or Web development) mentioned in the subject line.
Internships are available in the fields listed below:
- Research/Data Collection
- Copy Editing / Proofreading
- E Publishing
- Content Writing/ Marketing
- Developing MOOCs /Learning Management Software
- Graphic Designing
- Web Development