SRF Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women 2024



Samyukta Research Foundation (SRF) Fellowships 2024 are now open. Interested candidates may please apply. 

As we strictly follow the Covid protocols, the recipients of 2024 Fellowships may work from home. However, they have to conform to the conditions stipulated by the Foundation.



SRF Postdoctoral Fellowships (SRF PDF) are awarded to doctoral degree holders to strengthen the knowledge base gained during Ph.D. research. The scholar should have published at least one book or three research articles in the area of the proposed research. 



Fellowships are awarded based on the scope for further study and the relevance the subject holds in terms of value addition to knowledge capital. The applicant must address this aspect in the research proposal (1000 – 1500 words approx).


The final selection will be made based on a ten-minute presentation, followed by an interview. The short-listed candidates would be informed by 20 May 2024 and the awardees will be announced on 30 May 2024. The Fellowships can be availed of from 1 July 2024.



Those who have submitted their doctoral thesis are eligible to apply for the SRF PDF by producing the certificate of submission from the university. However, the Fellowship amount will have to be refunded if the Ph.D. degree is not awarded within 12 months from the date of completion of the PDF.


The decision of the Selection Committee will be final. Selected candidates are expected to abide by the SRF Fellowship Regulations and give an undertaking to the effect.



The duration of the SRF PDF is six months from the date of the commencement of research. The recipient is free to choose this date but the Fellowship must be availed of at least six months from the date of the announcement of the award. 



The Fellowship amount is Rs. 25,000/-. The Fellowship would be disbursed in two instalments. The first instalment of Rs. 10,000/- will be disbursed after a presentation of 15 minutes on completion of one month of research. The second instalment of Rs. 15,000/- will be released after an expert committee reviews the document submitted on completion of the research.



The selected scholar is eligible for 30 days Residency at Samyukta Research Centre, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, for data collection, reading, or preparation of the final document. The dates of the Residency have to be finalised at the time of acceptance of the Fellowship. 



Upon completion of the research, the candidates are expected to submit any one of the deliverables listed below:

 • A monograph on the topic chosen (20,000 words approx.)

 • 2 research articles on the topic (6000 to 8000 words approx.)

 • Translation of an important text of any genre in a regional language with a critical introduction (6000 to 8000 words approx.)

 • Short history of a region with supporting documents (20,000 words approx.)

 • Short history of changing landscapes with a focus on climate change (20,000 words approx.)

 • Photo essay of a festival or a ritual or a performance (15,000 words approx.)

 • Short history of an ethnic group (20,000 words approx.)

 • The biography of a person (20,000 words approx.)

 • The cultural biography of things (20,000 words approx.)


Candidates applying for the Fellowship are expected to indicate the deliverable in the research proposal.


The Foundation will have non-exclusive rights over the final document submitted. The document may be considered for publication in Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture or in Samyukta: Work in Progress Series


*Application Date *

The last date for submission of applications for SRF Postdoctoral Fellowships is 15 April 2024.