Overseas Scholarships (New)

Created at: Oct. 26, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Thanks to the generous donation of Late Ms Mina Kumar, FFEI has instituted a new project called “Overseas Scholarships.” Under this program, we plan to sponsor promising Dalit scholars for post-doctoral fellowships abroad. This project is in nascent stage and we are figuring out modalities. Under this head, we plan to support two kinds of projects

  • Long-term (one or two years) post-doctoral fellowship in history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, English etc. This fellowship will be available to Dalit students to do research in the above areas aboard, especially in western universities. We will advertise widely on social media asking for applications. Preference will be given to candidates who come from rural and economically impoverished families and those who will give an undertaking that they will work towards to upliftment of the community rather their own kith and kin. Eligible applicants will be interviewed by a panel of judges and selected. A fixed amount will be granted to meet the expenses such as visa fee, application fee, flight tickets, and school fee as loan and expected to be paid when the settled down.
  • Short-term (a week or two) conferences for professors, research scholars etc to come to western universities and present papers on the history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, English etc.

We will update details as we get the understanding of the process.