RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS

ERA  invites applications for the selection of Travel Grants in 2018. The deadline for receiving applications for the grants is October 1st, 2017.

The ERA has been supporting innovative work in research and scholarship for more than three decades. The ‘Travel Grant’ is geared to assist registered PhD. students of Indian universities to undertake short-term visits to universities abroad to collect material, use facilities and consult experts.
WHAT DOES THE AWARD OFFER?

The ‘Travel Grant’ offers financial support for a maximum of 3 months at a university/institution/library abroad. The Grant will cover:

  • Reasonable air fare
  • Maintenance expenses at a modest rate
  • Funds for buying material and books, and making copies of relevant literature.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The applicants must

  1. hold confirmed PhD registration for at least two years but for not more than four years
  2. have a first class degree at either Bachelor’s (Honours) or Master’s level, preferably both.
  3. be under 35 years of age on 31 December in the year of applying.
  4. be an Indian citizen, currently resident in India.

SUBJECTS FOR WHICH THE GRANT IS AVAILABLE
Humanities and Social Sciences

WHAT MUST THE APPLICANTS SUBMIT?

  • Fully filled form for ‘Travel Grant’. The forms may be downloaded from the eraworld.org.in

  • Sample of written work (3000-5000 words) on the subject of the candidate’s research. This should preferably be a draft (with full annotation and documentation) of a chapter of the PhD thesis along with details regarding the reading list, surveys, or any other work done towards the thesis.
  • Evidence of having communicated with concerned persons or institutions abroad and having received a positive response.
  • A written and signed statement from the applicant’s supervisor stating:
  • The candidate’s ability, focus and progress in the work done under her/his supervision
    • The candidate’s need to go abroad
    • That the funds for the visit cannot be obtained from any other source
  • The fully filled in forms and other enclosures must be sent by post to the following address: ERA , Ahinsa Tower Indore MP India

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS

  • Any material collected by the selected candidates (books, copies, instruments etc.) must become the property of the candidate’s institution for wider use by future scholars.
  • All this material must carry a statement regarding the support received from the Inlaks Research Travel Grants
  • The grants must be utilized within nine months of the date of award.
  • The students must furnish vouchers/evidence for major expenses like lodging, library fees, buying books, etc.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The candidates will be expected to go through a two-tier selection procedure.

  • First round short-listing on the basis of the written record submitted by the candidate.
  • Second and final round: Personal interview of the short-listed candidates.