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Call for Applications: ICAS:MP advertises multiple Short-Term Fellowships for July 2023- June 2024

M.S. Merian - R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies "Metamorphoses of the Political
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May 25, 2022

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The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS:MP), a project under the aegis of the Max Weber Stiftung India Branch Office, advertises multiple fellowships for the academic year July 2023-June 2024.

ICAS:MP is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has its main location in New Delhi, India, though the research conducted at the centre is not restricted to India and South Asia. It offers fellowships for senior researchers and a smaller number of outstanding postdoctoral scholars who work on at least one of the ICAS:MP research themes (TM=Thematic Modules).

The fellowships are open to applicants of all nationalities. We particularly welcome applicants based at German and Indian academic institutions. Interested scholars from related social sciences and humanities disciplines working on thematic fields relevant to ICAS:MP are invited to apply. The research project must be related to the research programme of a thematic module and to the broader ICAS:MP research agenda. For detailed module descriptions please consult the ICAS:MP website. 

Senior Fellowships are for up to a period of 6 months. ICAS:MP will either pay a stipend or reimburse a teaching substitute at the home institution of the successful candidate. Fellows will receive travel costs and allowances for housing and other expenses in Delhi. Senior Fellows are professors, or have a record of at least ten years substantial (institutional or independent) academic work following the PhD., or have a high-quality research and publications profile.

(Postdoctoral) Fellowships can be awarded for up to 7 months. ICAS:MP will pay a stipend which includes allowances for housing and other costs in Delhi. Fellowship recipients will also be reimbursed for their travel costs. Fellows must already have a PhD degree, or shall have successfully completed all requirements for PhD by March 2023.

Application materials:

  • Completed Application Form: Available for download at
  • Application: Single PDF comprising list of publications; project description of 3000 words including description of relevance and fit with ICAS:MP research theme and the framework of the Thematic Module(s) the Fellow applies for; research schedule for the fellowship period
  • Cover letter: 1 page, outlining your research experience and academic qualifications
  • (Postdoctoral) Fellows should also provide (1) an academic reference letter (the referee should submit this directly to Ms. Sukriti Manocha (; (2) a copy of their Ph.D. degree or a letter from their supervisor/department head confirming that they will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the latest in March 2023.

All materials should be sent by email to Ms. Sukriti Manocha ( by 30.09.2022. Late applications will not be considered.

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