KCHR Fellowships

2021- 22

Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR) offers the following research fellowships. The details are provided below. All applications must only be done in the online mode. Links to the application forms are provided below. No hard copy or email applications will be entertained.

(Last date to apply: 31st January 2022, 5.00 PM).  Applications for this year are now closed.

 

1. KCHR PhD Fellowships (10 fellowships)

KCHR PhD Fellowships are open to research scholars who are pursuing a full time PhD programme in any Indian University, working on themes in Social Sciences and Humanities. The thrust area of their research should be Kerala Studies. In addition, candidates whose work has the potential to significantly contribute to social sciences/humanities may be considered according to the selection committee’s discretion. The fellowship amount is Rs. 25,000/- per month with a contingency grant of Rs.30,000 per annum.

Eligibility and Other Details

Terms and Conditions

Application Form

 

2. Fellowship to Revise PhD Thesis (towards monograph/articles) (3 fellowships)

This fellowship supports scholars to revise/modify their PhD theses towards preparing publications (monograph/articles). Thrust area will be Kerala Studies. In addition, candidates whose work has the potential to significantly contribute to social sciences/humanities may be considered according to the selection committee’s discretion. The grant under this scheme will be a maximum of Rs. 150,000 and the selected scholar will have to complete the work within one year.  

Eligibility and Other Details

Terms and Conditions

Application Form

 

3. Thematic Post-Doctoral Fellowships (5 fellowships)

The fellowships are for those who have been awarded their PhD in the last 5 years, to do independent research for one year. The fellowship is intended to enable researchers to have continuity in their academic career by allowing them to develop and research on a post- doctoral theme. Thrust area will be Kerala Studies. In addition, candidates whose work has the potential to significantly contribute to social sciences/humanities may be considered according to the selection committee’s discretion. The fellowship amount will be a total of 3,90,000 rupees including a contingency grant of Rs.30,000/-.

Eligibility and Other Details

Terms and Conditions

Application Form

 

4.  Early Career Fellowships (3 fellowships)

KCHR Early Career Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the early phase of their academic career to do independent research for one year. The scholars should have completed their PhD in the last ten years. The fellowship amount will be 1,50,000 rupees payable in 3 instalments.

Eligibility and Other Details

Terms and Conditions

Application Form 

 

5.  Fellowship for Independent Research- Women (3 fellowships)

This fellowship supports women who have genuine academic interest in History, humanities and social sciences. Thrust area will be Kerala Studies. In addition, candidates whose work has the potential to significantly contribute to social sciences/humanities may be considered according to the selection committee’s discretion. The tenure of the fellowship will be one year and the grant under this scheme will be of Rs. 3,25,000 paid in three instalments including Rs. 25,000 as contingency grant. 

Eligibility and Other Details

Terms and Conditions

Application Form

 

6. Fellowship for Independent Research- Transgender Scholars (1 fellowship) 

This fellowship supports Transgender Scholars engaged in History, Humanities and Social Sciences. The tenure of the fellowship will be one year and the grant under this scheme will be of Rs. 3,25,000 paid in three instalments including Rs. 25,000 as contingency grant.

Eligibility and Other Details

Terms and Conditions

Application Form

 

Queries may be directed to kchrfellowships@gmail.com