Wednesday, December 30, 2015

IERB JNU invites to "Third Annual Conference on Revisiting the Discourse on Duties and Responsibilities in Health Research" | 7th January | JNU Convention Centre

Institutional Ethics Review Board, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Cordially invites you to
"Third Annual Conference on "Revisiting the Discourse on Duties and Responsibilities in Health Research"

Date: 7th January 2016
Venue: JNU Convention Centre (Committee Room)

Inauguration Program11:30am to 1:00 p.m.Welcome Address | Prof. S.K. Sopory | Vice Chancellor, JNU |" Remembering Late Prof. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury"
Chief Guest & Keynote Address | Prof Nirmal Kumar Ganguly | Former Director General, ICMR
Chairperson's Address | Prof. Shiv Kumar Sarin | Chairperson, IERB/ Director ILBS

Programme Schedule

Registration : 9:30-10:00am
10:00-1130 | Session 1:  Methodological Issues in Community Health Research
Chair: Prof. Rajib Dasgupta JNU
Panelists: Prof. Madhav Govind, (Chair CSSP/JNU), Ms. Vibhuti Sharma (ILBS), Dr. Sunita Reddy CSMCH-JNU)

11:30am-1:00pm | Session 2: Inauguration
Lunch 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

2:00 -3:30 pm | Session 3: Issues concerning Juveniles
Chair: Prof. Ved Kumari, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
Mr. E. I Malekar. Former member Human Rights Commission India. Head of Jewish Community Delhi, Ethical Perspectives in Juveniles delinquency and issues of single parenthood, childhood abandonment, trafficking and child labour
Dr. Shashank Shekhar,Lawyer: Law & Justice Concerns
Prof. R.K Chadda. Dept.. of Psychiatry AIIMS New Delhi, Mental health aberration, psyco-social-behavioural issues among juvenile.
Dr. K.K.Ganguly Senior Scientist ICMR New Delhi , Ethical and researchable issues in addiction and de-addiction, among adolescent.

3:30-5:00pm | Session 4: Concerns during research on Women
Chair: Prof. K.K.Ganguly ICMR
Prof. Pikee Saxena & Prof. Anupam Prakash Lady Harding Medical College New Delhi, Issues in reproductive health, sexual abuse, mal practices and HIV AIDS current perspectives :
Sukriti Chauhan, CSLG , HIV AIDS affectedAbandoned Housewives:
Prof. Kusum Chopra formerly at CSRD JNU Nutrition, Poverty and Health:

5:00-6:00 pm | Session 5: Vulnerable communities, caste, race, scarcity, poverty, disability
Chair: Prof. Sanghamitra Acharya Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health,JNU
Prof. Manu Mittal, Chair Equal Opportunity Office JNU
Prof. Munir Masoodi J&K Srinagar, Prof. of Community Medicine, Polio Certification Committee, NCCPE.(childrens' vulnerability)
Dr. Anjum Soni, ICRC,Delhi,(Chattisgarh Conflict Zones)
Dr. Sudesh Mukhopadhyay , Educational consultant
Vote of Thanks : Prof. Susheel K.Jha IERB

All are cordially invited. RSVP Dr. Rahila Sikander |

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

IIDS Panel Discussion on Caste, Discrimination and Exclusion in Modern India | IIC Delhi | 4 Jan

Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
Cordially invites you to a panel discussion on
Caste, Discrimination and Exclusion in Modern India | Sage Publications, New Delhi

Monday, 04 January 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Room II, India International Centre Annexe, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi-110003


6:00 p.m. Tea and Registration
6:15 p.m. Welcome Remarks | Prof. Sanghmitra S Acharya, Director, liDS
6:20 p.m. Introductory Remarks | Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research
6:35 p.m. About the Book | Prof. Vani K Borooah, Emeritus Professor, University of Ulster, UK
6:50 p.m. Discussion on the Book | Chair: Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat
Prof. Amaresh Dubey, Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU
Prof. Vidhu Verma, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, JNU
Dr. Sunita Reddy, Associate Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU
Dr. Amit Thorat, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU
7:40 p.m. Question and Answer
8:00 p.m. Vote of Thanks
8:05 p.m. Dinner

RSVP: Dr. Vinod KMishra | Tel.: +91 9899014035 |

IDS Evidence Report "The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development"

The Future of Knowledge Sharing in a Digital Age: Exploring Impacts and Policy Implications for Development
by Gregson, J., Brownlee, J.M., Playforth, R. and Bimbe, N.
IDS Evidence Report #125, 2015.

Abstract: We live in a Digital Age that gives us instant access to information at greater and greater volumes. The rapid growth of digital content and tools is already changing how we create, consume and distribute knowledge. Even though globally participation in the Digital Age remains uneven, more and more people are accessing and contributing digital content every day.
Over the next 15 years, developing countries are likely to experience sweeping changes in how states and societies engage with knowledge. These changes hold the potential to improve people's lives by making information more available, increasing avenues for political and economic engagement, and making government more transparent and responsive. But they also carry dangers of a growing knowledge divide influenced by technology access, threats to privacy, and the potential loss of diversity of knowledge.
Our research sets out with a 15-year horizon to look at the possible ways in which digital technologies might contribute to or damage development agendas, and how development practitioners and policymakers might best respond.

Download This Publication

Thursday, December 24, 2015

UNDP India launches Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015

UNDP launches Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015

The Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015 showcases good practices by States and Union Territories in ensuring better public service delivery in the country. The publication is a joint effort of NITI Aayog, Government of India and UNDP.

Download Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015 (28.6 MB)

Related Article: The Good News: A compilation of state-level good practices gives reasons to be optimistic.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Invitation | Regional Dialogue on Science & Technology Policy in the Context of Biotechnology | 30th Dec | RCB, Faridabad, India

Regional Dialogue on "Science and Technology Policy in the Context of Biotechnology"

Organised by Regional Centre for Biotechnology

Date: 30th December 2015

Venue: RCB Seminar Hall, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, India

All are cordially invited.

RSVP/ For transportation to and from JNU, please contact Dr B Chandrasekar <>.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fox International Fellowship Invites Applications from JNU students

Fox International Fellowship

As per the MOU with the Yale Centre for International and Area Studies (Yale University), USA, two Fox International fellows from Yale will spend a year at JNU and fellows from JNU finally selected by Yale will spend a year at Yale and the students of JNU will be fully funded by Yale University.

The Committee shall recommend PhD students to be sent to Yale University in order to conduct research in any of the following fields: Economics, Finance, Political Science, International Relations, Law and Contemporary History. Although the Committee shall decide regarding selection of students of the University for the year 2015-2016, the Fox International Fellowship will be awarded by the Yale University for the year 2016-17.
The final Selection will be done by a Committee at Yale.

Eligibility Criteria: Consideration for the award of Fox International Fellowship: The applicant should be confirmed in PhD Programme. The applicant should not have completed more than 06 semesters from the date of his/her registration/admission in the PhD programme as on 1st January 2016. The application form and selection criteria communicated by Yale University are available at

Applications may be sent through proper channel in the appropriate proforma at the earliest, not later than 12th January, 2016.

Monday, December 21, 2015

CfPs: Global Development Awards Competition 2016

Global Development Awards Competition 2016

Do you stay up nights, thinking of ways to solve a development challenge?
If you are a researcher from a developing or transition country, or have started an NGO that has already demonstrated impact, but is looking for ways to scale up, you may be in luck!
Your idea could be the next winner of the Global Development Awards Competition 2016.
Every year, GDN awards $US 90,000 worth of grants to research proposals and innovative development projects as part of the Global Development Awards Competition. The awards  are granted in two categories: the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development and the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project.
The proposals for the developing projects being accepted for the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project are not based on any theme.
The Competition, administered by GDN and generously funded by the Government of Japan, will also offer grants and travel expenses to finalists to present their research and development project proposals at GDN's next conference in Peru in March 2016.
This year, the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is based on four research themes on the topics of Education:
  •     Skills for Tomorrow
  •     Public Finance and Public Policy
  •     Pedagogy, Technology and Institutions
  •     Research and Policy
The deadline for proposals for research and development projects is January 15, 2016

For more information log on to

See more at:

New Books "Technology Management and Innovation: Make in India, IPR, Digital India and Skill India" and "Environmental Laws in India: New Testaments" | by Pawan Sikka

Technology Management and Innovation: Make in India, IPR, Digital India and Skill India
by Pawan Sikka; Uppal Publishing, New Delhi, 2015, ISBN: 9788176580878.
Book Summary:
The Government of India is the chief patron for the promotion and development of science & technology and innovation in the country. The national support system in India for the management of technology and innovation related activities towards nation building comprises: national policy framework for science, technology and innovation, development of indigenous technology and its commercialization, skill development and technical manpower for managing new technologies, technology financing, patent (IPR) facilitating etc. are all covered in this book for the benefit of techno-entrepreneurs towards attaining their technological competence in the domestic as well as in the world-market. New initiatives of the government of India, like: Make in India, Skill India and Digital India will catalyze investments, employment and financial inclusion. It also incorporates India's national policies viz. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy 2013, National IPR Policy 2015 (draft), National Skill Development Policy 2009, National Manufacturing Policy 2011, and National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015. It is a first book of its kind. A very useful reference book for the techno-entrepreneurs, students of MBA and BTech degrees, academicians of technical and management schools, policy-planners, researchers, management and technical establishments, enterprising youths, industrial experts, etc. for carrying out the techno-vation programmes in challenging new and upcoming technologies for the building of modern India of the 21st century. Technology management will enable us to create a better future for us.

Further Details

Environmental Laws in India: New Testaments
by Pawan Sikka; Uppal Publishing, New Delhi, 2015, ISBN: 9788176580861.
Book Summary: The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, Government of India, as a nodal agency, is overseeing the implementation of India's environment and Forest policies and programmes, well supported by a set of legislative and regulatory measures, aimed at the preservation, conservation and protection of the environment. These are: National Environment Policy 2006; National Green Tribunal Act 2010; National Forest Policy 1988, a Policy Statement on the Abatement of Pollution 1992; Natural Conservation Strategy and Policy Statement for Environment and Development 1997. Besides, National Water Policy 2002; National Agriculture Policy 2000; Environment Protection Act 1986, etc. The original texts of these new testaments as national policy declarations and programmes etc. enabling sustainable development are incorporated here, as an academic exercise, for the benefit of researchers, policy-planners, civil servants, legal personnel, academicians, etc. Besides, this book, Environmental Laws in India: New Testaments, enabling sustainable development would be a very useful reference document for the libraries in India and abroad.
Further Details

About the Author: Dr. Pawan Sikka (b. 1944) is a former Scientist G/Adviser, Government of India, Ministry/Department of Science and Technology, India, where he served in various senior positions, during 1974-2004. Besides he had his fruitful association with Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and Technology Development Board, New Delhi, respectively. He has received his M.Sc., PhD as well as D.Sc. degrees in Physics and Visiting Fellowship (Science Policy Studies), University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He is also a recipient of UNESCO, Italian, German and Swiss government scholarships for pursuing further studies there, in the new and emerging fields of science and technology. Professor Pawan Sikka, in the recent past, has delivered special lectures on the science and technology policy related issues, to the M.Phil. and PhD students, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is best known for his contributions to science and technology policy studies in India and abroad. He is a life member of the Materials Research Society of India, Semiconductor Society of India, Association of British Scholars, and Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, New Delhi.

Friday, December 11, 2015

JNU-UMA Joint Faculty Retreat in the area of Climate Change | 17 -19 Dec

"JNU-UMA Joint Faculty Retreat in the area of Climate Change"

Visit of Delegation from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US to JNU
(17 -19 Dec 2015)

Theme: Climate Change

Prime objective of this joint faculty retreat is to understand strengths from each side and engage faculties in research/teaching collaborations in the area of mutual and National interest.

Tentative program

Day 1: 17th December: Inauguration

(Venue: SLS committee room, II Fl., School of Life Sciences, JNU).

[Breakfast at their respective hotels/guest house and pick up from IIC at 9:00AM
while pick up from CGH at 9:30 AM]

10:00 AM: Inauguration function to be chaired by Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, JNU - Professor S K Sopory

  • Welcome by Hon'ble VC, JNU
  • Remarks by Provost Katherine Newman
    Remarks by John (Jack) Ahern
  • Introduction of the program- themes for the next three days (A. Pareek)
  • Deans of SLS, SSS, SES and SIS to briefly share their school activities related to CLIMATE CHANGE (5 minutes each).

11:00AM                Tea/coffee break

11:30               Visit to SLS CIF and AIRF

1:00                 Lunch at University Cafeteria

2-5 PM :Session I: SLS faculty Interaction on "Climate change and plant adaptation"
A Pareek (Nodal Faculty)
(Venue: SLS committee room, II Fl., School of Life Sciences, JNU).
Chair: B C Tripathy  (Dean SLS)
Ashish Nandi
Saumya Prasad
Ashwani Pareek

4:00 PM          Tea/coffee break

Presentations from U Mass group and discussion

Depart for hotel at 5:30  PM
Dinner at IIC at 7:30 PM

Day 2: 18th December

[Breakfast at their respective hotels/guest house and pick up from IIC at 9:00AM
while pick up from CGH at 9:30 AM]

10-1PM:  Session –II  SSS faculty interaction on Climate Change, remote sensing, land Use and Vulnerabilities"
MilapPunia (Nodal faculty)
(Venue: CSRD Committee Room, SSS_III)
Dean SSS: Chair
S S Jodhka
Milap Chand Sharma
S Sen
Deepak Mishra
Sunita Reddy
Milap Punia

11:30AM                Tea/coffee break

Presentations from U Mass group and discussion

 1:00                 Lunch at University Cafeteria

2-5 PM:Session –III  SES  faculty interaction on "Climate change and its dynamics"
A P Dimri (Nodal faculty)
(Venue: Committee Room SES, JNU, New Delhi)
Chair: I S Thakur  (Dean SES)
Al Ramanathan
N Raju
S. Yadav
S. Mukherjee
D. Mohan
A P Dimri

4:00 PM                Tea/coffee break

Presentations from U Mass group and discussion

Depart for hotel at 5:30  PM
Dinner at CGH at 7:30 PM

Day 3: 19th December

[Breakfast at their respective hotels/guest house and pick up from IIC at 9:00AM
while pick up from CGH at 9:30 AM]

10 AM-1 PM       Session –IV SIS  faculty interaction on "Indian Perspectives on Climate Change, Energy Issues and Global Negotiations"
(Venue:Room  344, SIS II, JNU, New Delhi )
Chair: AnuradhaChenoy  (Dean SIS)
Girijesh Pant
Bharat Desai
Mahendra K Lama
Meeta K Mehra
Nanda K Janardanan

11:30AM                Tea/coffee break

Presentations from U Mass group and discussion

1:00                 Lunch at University Cafeteria

2-4 PM Concluding meeting
(Venue 225, Admin)
Chair: S K Sopory (Vice Chancellor, JNU)

Summary from each group and discussion on possible future activities

CfPs: 11th Annual Conference of Knowledge Forum on "Globalisation of Technology and Development"

11th Annual Conference of Knowledge Forum
Conference Theme: Globalisation of Technology and Development
(In partnership with Tata Trusts)
November, 2016
Venue: TBD

Call for Papers
Under this overall theme the following topics would be discussed:
  • FDI and outsourcing.
  • Global business
  • Strategic partnerships
  • FDI in R&D
  • R&D Collaborations
  • University – Industry relationships
  • Technology development and small and medium enterprises

Conference Format
The conference will have an introductory session followed by Competitive Sessions. In the competitive sessions all the papers will be refereed before accepted for presentations. Send the abstracts and paper to

Key Dates:
Last date for submission of title of papers and abstracts May 30, 2016.
Last date for full paper submission July 30,2016

Further Details:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Inviting Entries of Student Projects for GYTI (Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award) 2016

Dear Colleagues

Greetings from techpedia.sristi.orgat Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI).

We are happy to invite submissions of projects/innovations by students for the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2016. It is a SRISTI initiative to foster youth-driven innovations. The awards will be given during the Festival of Innovations, March 12-18, 2016 hosted by The Hon'ble President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

 Four categories of awards are: 

  • MLM (More from Less for Many) or Frugal Innovation Award: Technologies that use significantly less material/energy compared to existing alternatives to create sustainable solutions.
  • SRISTI Social Innovation Award: A demonstrable proof of concept/ prototype that possesses a significant amount of novelty and social application.
  • Technological-edge Award: A breakthrough or a significant technological advance in any field of engineering, pharmacy, medical, agricultural, or other disciplines will entitle a student to qualify for this award.
  • BIRAC-SRISTI award for biotechnological/medical/healthcare innovation: A technology having potential for reaching the masses and/or addressing a felt social need or making it extremely affordable compared to available solution will be selected. Up to ten of the selected innovations may be given a grant of Rs.15 lakh each and another hundred idea may be granted Rs. One lac each for taking the idea forward.

Any student project that has been completed in or after 2012 is eligible for submission. Students presently enrolled in a programme or those who have recently graduated from technical institutions/universities may submit their applications. The faculty members who in the past have supervised projects by students, who have graduated, are also eligible to apply on behalf of their students. The full project report of the shortlisted projects will be needed for final evaluation.


Last date for submission of entries is 31st December 2015. The nominations have to be submitted at

We also request that you  may get abstracts of all the UG/PG projects along with the name of the students, their guide, department, college, contact information and key words, uploaded at this will not only give visibility to the work done by your students, but also promote originality and collaboration. In due course, the linkage with grassroots innovators, MSME and other sectors may also be forged.


For any queries, please connect with Hiranmay Mahanta at 

We look forward to your enthusiastic cooperation in making India innovative and spread the spirit of the Honey Bee Network.

Best wishes and greetings for the New Year

Yours sincerely,

Anil K Gupta | | |

वस्त्रपुर, अहमदाबाद - ३८००१५


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Today Discussion on Impact of WTO-GATS on Education in India | at SIS New Building

Discussion on Impact of WTO-GATS on Education in India

Organized by JNUTA

Date: 9 December 2015.

Time 2.30pm- 4.30pm

Venue Room No 344, SIS New Building


  • Prof Biswajit Dhar
  • Prof Manoj Pant
  • Prof Saumen Chattopadhyay
  • Dr Nupur Chowdhury

You Are Welcome to Attend.

Bhaswati Sarkar

Secretary JNUTA

3 December 2015

CfPs on Science, Technology and Innovation in BRICS and MINT Countries | For special issue of African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID)

Call for Papers for a Special issue of


African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID):


Science, Technology and Innovation in BRICS and MINT Countries


The term 'BRIC' (Brazil, Russia, India and China) was coined in 2001 by Jim O'Neill a former Goldman Sachs economist. He anticipated that these emerging economics would be global economic powerhouses in the mid-21st century. A decade later, South Africa was added to this group of countries and the term thenceforth became 'BRICS'. Today, the term has become a very common jargon and is increasingly playing an important role in the global economic landscape. These five countries are now joined in an association to foster mutual development.[1] Jim O'Neill further predicted that Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey (MINT) will be the next economic powerhouses. These countries share common socio-economic and demographic conditions, for example, young population, crucial geographical locations and so on. The huge number of skilled workers is an advantage for these emerging economies. Although, in recent years MINT member countries are undergoing rapid growth and showing potential, they face many issues that are typically not part of the mainstream discourse. One such issue is mutual development in the area of science, technology and innovation (STI). Despite their commonalities, the flow of technology and knowledge among the BRICS and MINT economies still fall far behind the inflows from the global North. Moreover, the origin of these groups of countries is rooted in macroeconomic analyses of national conditions. It remains to be seen, therefore, whether these countries hold similarly strong prospects at the microeconomic level, especially in relation to STI. The BRICS economies have been the subject of many studies but the MINT group is relatively under-studied. Considering the foregoing, this special issue of African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) is seeking original research contribution in the various aspects of Science Technology and Innovation studies in these two groups of emerging economics.


About the Journal


African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) is a peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary international journal. The journal deals with the various issues of science, technology, and innovation in developing economies, with a special reference to Africa. It started in 2009 and publishes 6 issues in a year by Taylor and Francis. This special issue may come as an edited volume after two years of its publication. The journal is recognized by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and is in the process of indexing in globally recognized indexing and abstracting databases.


Topics for the Special Issue


This special issue of AJSTID calls for original research papers on, but not limited to, the broad topics outlined below. Individual country cases and cross-country studies from the BRICS and MINT countries are solicited on the following issues:

  • National, Regional, and Technological Innovation Systems
  • Technological Capability building
  • Science Technology and Sustainable Development
  • Role of these economics in the globalization of R&D
  • University-Industry relations
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Science and Technology collaboration in and among these countries Traditional knowledge systems
  • Creative Industries   

Perspective authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts on topics beyond the broad theme of the special issue. However, all submissions must fit within the broader domain of the journal (Science Technology and Innovation Studies) and follow AJSTID's policy statements. Current PhD students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to make submissions.


Submission Information


All manuscripts will go through double blind review. The manuscript should comply with the formatting guidelines of AJSTID. Detailed instructions to authors and manuscript preparation guidelines are available at More information about the journal can be found at Manuscript is to be prepared in MSWord format, and to be sent as an email attachment to For more information, please contact the Special Issue Editors.




Deadline for Submission of Full paper           : March 31st 2016

Feedback to Authors                                      : June 30th 2016

Tentative Publication Date                             : December 2016


Guest Editors


Swapan Kumar Patra (, Abiodun Egbetokun (

[1] One of the real-world consequences of the BRICS club for the member countries is that it is generally easier for them to reach agreements in their small club than as part of a much larger group. For instance, Brazil and China concluded a currency swap deal in the 2013 BRICS summit.

Fwd: Call for post-doc fellowships at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Israel

Science, Ethics, and Democracy

Post-Doctorate Fellowships


The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University is accepting applications for its 2016-17 post-doctorate fellowship program. The Center offers grants to outstanding researchers who study the interplay between scientific and technological developments, politics, and ethics.


The fellowship is open to researchers from all disciplines and fields, including humanities, cyber and computer sciences, social sciences, law, medicine and bioethics.


Grant Amount: $28,000


Candidates must have a PhD from a recognized institution in Israel or abroad, and must have received their degree after February 15th 2011.


Candidates with permanent positions at universities or colleges are not eligible. Preference will be given to researchers whose degree is not from Tel Aviv University.

Additional funding for travel for non-Israelis fellows is available.

The Research Fellows will be part of the Center's research group and will take part in the Center's activities. While in residence, the fellows are expected to dedicate their full time to research.


Applicants must submit:

  •  Approval indicating eligibility for a doctorate degree, or certification of the submission date of their dissertation.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Preferably, at least one recommender should not belong to the academic institution where the applicant was a doctorate student.
  • Summary of the dissertation and brief description of the research plan (both up to two pages).
  • CV, including a list of publications (if applicable).


Deadline for submission of all application materials: February 15, 2016

Application materials should be sent by mail to:


Selection process may also include personal interviews.


Additional information about the Center, research fellows and activities can be found at:



Hagai Boas, PhD.

Program Director

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Tel Aviv University

Tel: 03-6406952

Fax: 03-6407720


Monday, December 7, 2015

New article "Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's Vision for Renewable Energy Sector in India"

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's Vision for Renewable Energy Sector in India.
Anup Kumar Das
Akshay Urja
, 2015, 9(2)
: 34-35.

Abstract: A firm believer in creating and encouraging science-based solutions for the benefit of mankind and society at large, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, was a visionary, scientist, and people's President. The author through this article presents valuable insights into Dr Kalam's views of how science can contribute to regeneration of the environmental resource base and a better energy future.

Download English
Version | Hindi Version.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Invitation: Side Event at COP 21 Paris

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Invitation: Side Event at COP 21 Paris