Regunath Research Fellowship in Social Citizenship and Management

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai invites application for SPJIMR-DoCC Regunath Research Fellowship in Social Citizenship and Management. This initiative is to promote management research under the theme of sustainable futures and support novel contributions in the areas of health, education, aging, CSR, livelihood, inclusion, women empowerment, environment, agriculture to infrastructure and urban futures. The Regunath research Fellowship is administrated by Development of Corporate Citizenship (DoCC) department at SPJIMR.


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a leading school of management in the heart of India’s financial centre, Mumbai. SPJIMR is a part of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and functions as an autonomous institute. It consistently ranks amongst the top ten management institutes in India. SPJIMR’s mission is to Influence Practice and Promote Value-based Growth.

About DoCC

Development of Corporate Citizenship (DoCC) is an SPJIMR initiative conceived 25 years ago, that aims at engaging with social sector initiatives across India. As part of this initiative, SPJIMR community engage with rural communities both as part of curriculum where students both volunteer and intern with organizations working in social sector. This is in line with SPJIMR’s philosophy of Influencing practice and value-based growth, which helps creating sensitivity based on knowledge and the social environment around us.

Terms of fellowship

The fellowship is for 2 lakhs. It will be for a flexible term. The fellowship will be for minimum period of 3 months and maximum duration of 8 months depending on the nature of research project. The researcher is free to indicate the timelines during which they will use the funds.

Deadline for application: 1st August, 2023

Fellowship announcement: September, 2023

Subject area and broad themes for 2023-2024

  • Ageing
  • Agriculture
  • Migration
  • Social Innovation
  • Sustainable Futures

Eligibility criteria

  • Early and mid-career researchers (funding from other sources is encouraged though is not necessary condition)
  • Social Sector practitioners
  • Doctoral students

Application process

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than one page
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
  • An outline of proposed research of no more than five pages
  • The application should indicate what they will be using the funds for
  • Names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their work, to be contacted by the Committee
  • The complete application can be emailed to: by August 1, 2023.

Selection process

  • Applications will be scrutinized, short-listed and finalized by the Screening Committee and expert Committee(s)
  • Expert Committee(s) will give their assessment, in terms of grades and scores, on short-listed proposals. The short-listed applicants may also be invited for a presentation before an Expert Committee. Based on the assessment of Expert Committee fellowship will be awarded.
  • The recommendations of the Expert Committee will be placed before Dean SPJIMR for approval.
  • The selected candidate will be informed in September, 2023.

Fellowship benefits

  • Amount of 2 lakhs will be disbursed in three installments.
  • The selected candidate will have the support to access the social sector network of DoCC for the purpose of conducting research.
  • Desk space will be provided if required.

Fellowship obligations

  • The applicants have to provide a brief mid-term update of 3-5 pages of the progress and challenges if any being faced.
  • A brown bag / research seminar on research to be presented during or end of the fellowship period to share the findings.
  • Acknowledge the fellowship support in relevant publications
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