S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, invites applications for SPJIMR 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, ageing, CSR, livelihood, inclusion, women empowerment, environment, agriculture, infrastructure and urban futures. The Regunath Research Fellowship is administrated by the Development of Corporate Citizenship (DoCC) department at SPJIMR

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Terms of Fellowship

The fellowship is for INR 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 the research project. The researcher is free to indicate the timelines during which they will use the funds.

Subject Area and Broad Themes
  • Ageing
  • Agriculture
  • Innovative pedagogy
  • Migration
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable futures
Eligibility Criteria
  • Early and mid-career researchers (funding from other sources is encouraged, though is not a necessary condition)
  • Social sector practitioners
  • Doctoral students
Application Process

Applications have to be emailed to fellowship.docc@spjimr.org. Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than one page
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
  • An outline of the proposed research of no more than five pages
  • The applicants must indicate in the application what the funds will be used for.
  • Names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their work, to be contacted by the Committee
  • Mail the complete application to: fellowship.docc@spjimr.org
Selection Process
  • Applications will be scrutinised, short-listed and finalised 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 the expert committee fellowship will be awarded.
  • The recommendations of the Expert Committee will be placed before Dean SPJIMR for approval.
  • The selected candidates will be informed by email.
Fellowship Benefits
  • Amount of 2 lakhs will be disbursed in three instalments.
  • 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
Current Fellows
  • Dr s Mohammed Irshad

    Dr. S Mohammed Irshad

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

    Research Theme: 'Household Economy during Covid19: A Study on Selected Households of Most Vulnerable Area of Mumbai City’'

  • Mr Amrit Raj

    Mr. Amrit Raj

    Affiliation: PhD scholar in Cinema Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics department, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

    Research Theme: 'The Everyday Politics of Labour in the Khanda Brick Kiln Cluster'

  • Dr Pratik Mishra

    Dr. Pratik Mishra

    Affiliation: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lancaster University

    Research Theme: 'The Everyday Politics of Labour in the Khanda Brick Kiln Cluster'

  • Dr Tinku Paul

    Dr. Tinku Paul

    Affiliation: Research Officer in Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Allahabad

    Research Theme: 'Social Innovations in Rehabilitation and Reformation of Women Prisoners'

  • Dr Karan Babbar

    Dr. Karan Babbar

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), OP Jindal Global University

    Research Theme: 'Conceptualisation and instrument development of the Menstrual Health and Hygiene Scale'

  • Ms Areiba Arif

    Ms. Areiba Arif

    Affiliation: Ph.D. scholar, Public Systems Group, IIM Ahmedabad

    Research Theme: 'Domestic Violence and Working Women In India’'

About DoCC

Development of Corporate Citizenship (DoCC) is an SPJIMR initiative conceived nearly 30 years ago that aims at engaging with social sector initiatives across India. As part of this initiative, the SPJIMR community engage with rural communities as part of the curriculum, where students both volunteer and intern with organisations working in the social sector. This aligns with SPJIMR’s philosophy of influencing practice and value-based growth, which helps create sensitivity based on knowledge and the social environment around us.

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