Fellowship

SASSI RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

 

SASSI offers a limited number of research fellowships each year to established and recently qualified post-doctoral scholars and practitioners working on issues related to strategic stability in South Asia. We are particularly interested in soliciting applications from within South Asia, though scholars/practitioners from outside the region are also welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those working on innovative research which can contribute to stabilizing the nuclear relationship and/or wider security dynamics in the region.

Please note: Fellowships are not open to those who do not meet the framework criteria described below and if you do not meet these criteria please do not make speculative applications.

 

Senior Research Fellowships

Senior Research Fellowships are available for periods of three or possibly up to six months to established scholars/policy-makers who are able to demonstrate an international reputation for work related to the core aims and objectives of SASSI. The criteria for Senior Research Fellows are:

  •  a track record of quality publications in an area related to the work of SASSI;
  • a track record of contributions to leading academic and/or policy fora;
  • a track record or grant/fund raising to support research/policy-related work.

Senior Research Fellows are usually expected to deliver one 10,000-word report on their agreed research topic which, subject to the satisfaction of editorial criteria, will be published as a SASSI Research Report. As appropriate Senior Research Fellows may also submit work for publication in leading journals. Senior Research Fellows are also expected to give at least one lecture about their work and, as appropriate, to contribute to SASSI conferences, workshops or roundtables which take place during the period of their fellowship. SASSI will also support Senior Research Fellows to attend UK and international conferences and related events where Senior Research Fellows will represent SASSI in the dissemination of their work.

 

Junior Research Fellowships

Junior Research Fellowships are available for periods of three or possibly up to six months to recently qualified post-doctoral scholars/policy-makers who are able to demonstrate the potential to achieve an international reputation for work related to the core aims and objectives of SASSI. The criteria for Junior Research Fellows are:

  •  a PhD on a topic related to the core interests of SASSI or the imminent completion of such a PhD within three months of the application to SASSI. In the case of those presently holding policy-related posts equivalent experience may suffice;
  • evidence of some publications in an area related to the work of SASSI;
  • evidence of some engagement with leading academic and/or policy fora;
  • evidence of a commitment to grant/fund raising to support research/policy-related work.

Junior Research Fellows are usually expected to deliver one 5,000-word report on their agreed research topic which, subject to the satisfaction of editorial criteria, will be published as a SASSI Research Paper. As appropriate Junior Research Fellows may also submit work for publication in leading journals. Junior Research Fellows are also expected to give at least one lecture about their work and, as appropriate, to contribute to SASSI conferences, workshops or roundtables which take place during the period of their fellowship. SASSI will also support Junior Research Fellows to attend UK conferences and related events where Junior Research Fellows will represent SASSI in the dissemination of their work.

 

Applications

Applications should be emailed to SASSI at sassi.hrm@gmail.com and should comprise no more than two sides of A4 page equivalent or 1,000 words [whichever is the greater]. One page should provide an abbreviated C.V. including main publications; the other should provide an abstract of the proposed research to be undertaken if the application is successful. The proposal abstract should demonstrate knowledge of the field, an awareness of methodological issues, and should indicate how the proposed research would contribute to SASSI’s core aims and objectives.

 

Please note: SASSI reserves the right to reject any application and will not enter into correspondence about the reasons why an application has been turned down.


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