Short-Term Fellowship at Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU 2019


A scholarship worth INR Fellowship worth INR 1 lakh

What is Short-Term Fellowship at Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU 2019?

Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Chair, Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU invites applications for two Short-Term Fellowships for three months each for 2019-20 (from 1st August to 31st October 2019 and 1st December to 28th February 2020). Superannuated professors of Economics/Sociology/Political Science are eligible to apply for this fellowship. The applicants are expected to work on any one of the given themes and submit a monograph of 40,000–50,000 words within a month of the date of expiry of the fellowship. A sum of INR1 lakh will be awarded after the submission of the write-up.


Who is offering this scholarship ?

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is offering these short-term fellowships.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The fellowship opportunity is open to superannuated professors from the discipline of Economics/Sociology/Political Science. Any other acclaimed academicians can also be considered for this fellowship.


What are the benefits ?

A fellowship worth INR 1 lakh will be paid to the fellows after the submission of the write-up.


How can you apply ?

Applications for the short-term fellowship positions can be submitted online by sending a mail to The Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University at


What are the selection criteria ?

The recipients of the fellowship will be selected by a committee of experts who will shortlist candidates on the basis of-

  • Current academic activeness
  • Interest in research works related to Deendayal’s thought revealed by writings and lectures delivered on this thought

Note: The committee may also consider the name of any acclaimed academician for the fellowship beyond the list of the applicants.


What are the important dates ?

Last date of application submission- 10th July 2019


Terms and Conditions

  • The applicants are requested to give their preference regarding one of the two periods and the topic to be chosen.
  • The value of Short Term Fellowship will be paid after the submission of the write-up in soft copy.
  • The monograph to be submitted as part of the fellowship should be of 40,000–50,000 words long.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be entertained.


  • Themes for the fellowship- 

  • Integral Humanism: A Base for Harmonious Society
  • Integral Humanism as an alternative to Modern Western Development Paradigm
  • Indian Political Narratives after Independence and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya
  • ‘Welfare State’ in India: A Journey from State Capitalism to ‘YOG - KSHEM’ Regime


Contact details

Prof. Shyam Kartik Mishra,

PDDU Chair, FSS,

Banaras Hindu University

Phone: 9628855558




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