Thursday, October 25, 2012

Refresher Course cum Research Training Programme in Economics, theme: Innovation and Development; at CDS, 4-24 Jan

Refresher Course cum Research Training Programme in Economics
Theme: Innovation and Development

4-24 January 2013

Organised by Centre for Development Studies, Trivnadrum; National Research Programme on Plantation Development (NRPPD), Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India in collaboration with Rubber Board and Indialics (India chapter of Globelics)

Applications are invited for a Refresher Course cum Research Training Programme in Economics with the above-mentioned theme. This 21-day course is scheduled to commence on 4 January 2013 and is intended to train college/university teachers and researchers interested in science, technology and innovation related issues. Prospective applicants are requested to send in their applications in the PRESCRIBED FORMAT to Prof K J Joseph/Mr A R Aji Kumar (0471 2774256, 2774200) Centre for Development Studies, Ulloor, Trivnadrum Kerala India 695011 as to reach by 20 November 2012. E mail submissions could be made at TA and DA permissible to the selected participants will be as per the UGC rule.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

IIAS Newsletter guidelines and deadlines for contributors 2012/2013

The International Institute for Asian Studies publishes The Newsletter four times a year. With a worldwide circulation of nearly 13,000 institutes and individuals in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia, The Newsletter is a forum for scholars to share commentary and opinion; research essays; book, journal and website reviews; artwork; and announcements of events, projects and conferences with colleagues in academia and beyond. | Take a free subscription

The Newsletter guidelines and deadlines for contributors 2012/2013

Please keep our broad readership in mind. We favour articles that place research in context, contain clear argument and appeal to the intelligent layman. We also occasionally publish opinion pieces: articles not directly based on empirical research, but discussions that are relevant to current affairs, research methods, education, political developments, etc.

Contributions do not go through a process of peer review – responsibility for copyrights, facts and opinions expressed in the publication rests with the authors.

Contributions should not have been published elsewhere, or have been submitted to another publication for consideration. If a contribution has already been published in a (substantially) different structure, then please inform the editor of this so that the appropriate references can be made.

Authors interested in contributing are strongly encouraged to read previous issues first, to become familiar with our style.

Contributions must be written in grammatically correct and clear English, and have preferably already been (professionally) edited. Submissions with severe language issues will be returned for revision.

Please submit all contributions by email to, with documents attached. Images should be attached separately.

Please contact the editor Sonja Zweegers with any questions or to receive previous issues:


Upcoming deadlines for drafts of research articles (please notify the editor of your intent to contribute in advance so that a number of pages can be earmarked for your submission)

  • Winter 2012 #62 (pub date December 2012) – 15 September 2012
  • Spring 2013 #63 (pub date March 2013) – 15 December 2012
  • Summer 2013 #64 (pub date June 2013) – 15 March 2013
  • Autumn 2013 #65 (pub date September 2013) – 15 June 201


Research articles (the Study)

  1. 1300-1800 words per page, depending on the number of images you would like to include (see below)
  2. articles can be 1 or 2 pages
  3. please provide a title, a lead paragraph (less than 100 words), and a few section headings
  4. name, affiliation, email, research areas of interest
  5. please provide appropriate and good quality images to accompany the article (see below)  


Book, journal, film and website reviews (the Review)

Publications available for review can be found on our website Alternatively you may submit reviews of books, journals, films or websites of your own choosing.

Please note: there are no deadlines for submitting reviews. Reviews are generally evaluated in the order they are received – 'First come First serve'. As the publication time nears for each issue, authors will be informed if/when their review will be published in The Newsletter or if it will only be posted online at

Reviews of books received from us must be submitted to the editor, within 4 months of receipt of the book, and may not be published anywhere else.

Reviews of books in your own possession can be posted directly onto the NewAsiaBooks website, by registering as a user. These reviews will then no longer be considered for publication in The Newsletter.

  1. Monographs: 800-1200 words
  2. Journals, edited volumes or multiple book reviews: up to 1800 words
  3. Full citation: Farquhar, Judith, ed. 2004. Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China.Durham andLondon: Duke University Press. 341 pp. ISBN 0-8223-2921-2 (paperback)
  4. Title and two or three section headings
  5. Appropriate image(s)
  6. Name, affiliation, email, etc.


  1. Digital photographs, maps, sketches, cartoons and artwork are welcome
  2. Images must be free of copyright, or have permission from the owner.
  3. Please provide full captions and sources for each image
  4. JPG or TIF files
  5. At least 1000 x 600 pixels; 300 dpi


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  2. Italics for published titles and non-English words
  3. Single quotation marks (double quotation marks for quotes-in-quotes)
  4. Our language is "mid-Atlantic": neither rigidly British nor consistently American English, but usually following the preference of each contributor. Consistency is key: choose one and stick to it. 
  5. Keep notes and references to a necessary minimum: for direct quotes and others' ideas; uncontroversial facts need not be referenced.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

ICSSR invites proposals for Senior Fellowship and Post Doctoral Fellowship for the year 2012-13

ICSSR Fellowships (Senior Fellowship and Post Doctoral Fellowship) 2012-13

ICSSR invites proposals for Senior Fellowship and Post Doctoral Fellowship for the year 2012-13. The research proposals may belong to anyone of the social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature. The recognized disciplines are: (i) Sociology and Social Anthropology; (ii) Political Science/Pub. Admn. and allied subjects; (iii) Economics and allied subjects; (iv) International Studies; (v) Social Geography and Population Studies; (vi) Commerce and Management; (vii) Social Psychology and allied subjects; (viii) Education and allied subjects; (ix) Social Linguistics/Socio-Cultural and allied subjects; (x) Law, International Law and allied subjects; (xi) National Security & Strategic Studies; (xii) Any other (specify).  Within the framework of social sciences, an effort is made to promote interdisciplinary studies. In regard to other major disciplines such as natural science, medical science, agriculture science, etc., areas of interface between these disciplines and the social sciences are also covered under the Fellowships scheme.

UK Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme 2013

Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme 2013

The Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme is a tailor-made programme for high-flying mid-career Indian professionals working in the fields of science, innovation, and related public administration.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Rolls-Royce present this remarkable fully funded eleven week opportunity at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford that will enable scholars from India to explore innovation and science policy from an academic, practical and personal perspective.
Each scholarship covers the following: Full Programme fees; Living expenses for the duration of the scholarship for a maximum period of 11 weeks; Return airfare from India to UK; UK Visa

Science & Innovation Leadership Programme
The Programme offers an intense all-expenses paid 11-week course at the prestigious Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Its wide range of modules will include lectures, workshops, visits and interactions with high profile companies and scientists and will bridge pure research and business/scientific entrepreneurship, practical processes of innovation, commercialisation of research and technology transfer. The course is aimed at some of India's brightest scientists, business people and public servants.
The ideal candidate should be a mid-career government, science, or media professional with leadership potential and experience in any of the following or similar disciplines: research, technology, manufacturing, business development, or business and public administration.
Programme Duration: 11 weeks from 10 April – 20 June 2013

Further Details

ISID Training Programme on Research Methodology & Project Formulation for Research Scholars & Teachers; 7-19 Jan.

Training Programme on Research Methodology & Project Formulation for Research Scholars & Teachers
7-19 January 2013
Venue: Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi

Objective of the course
The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi is organizing a two-week Training Programme on Research Methodology & Project Formulation during 7th January — 19th January 2013. The objective of the course is to expose the participating young Ph.D scholars and lecturers to the recent developments in the Indian economy and to familiarise them with techniques and methods used in contemporary research on the subject.  The course is a multi-disciplinary one that seeks to: i) introduce the participants to conceptual issues relating to their research interests/topics and emerging areas for research; ii) improve their skills and ability to undertake research on those issues with appropriate data and statistical tools; and iii) develop research methodologies using advanced estimation techniques.

Target Group and Selection Process

Young researchers/teachers in academic institutions, colleges and university departments – who are primarily from social science disciplines and who are interested in pursuing research form the target group of this programme. A batch consisting of 25 participants will be selected based on merit of the scholar. A nominal fee would be charged from the selected participants: @ Rs. 800/- for lecturer or equivalent; @ 400/- for scholars getting fellowship, @ 200/- for those without any fellowship or financial support and no fees for SC/ST scholars. The selected scholars will be reimbursed railway fare equivalent to 2nd sleeper class travel (to and fro) from the place of study/work. For outstation participants there is a provision for boarding and lodging in Delhi for the duration of the programme.

Those desirous of participating in the programme may kindly send their brief CV along with a write-up of around 1,000 words on their area of interest so as to reach the Programme Coordinator, preferably through e-mail at <>, on or before November 25, 2012. Further details and programme updates are regularly posted at <>.

The programme is co-sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Northern Regional Centre, New Delhi.

for Further details and programme updates contact
Programme Coordinator
Institute for Studies in Industrial Development
4 Institutional Area Phase II, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110070 INDIA
Telephone: +91 11 2676 4601
Fax: +91 11 2612 2448