Programmes

Programmes

Samyukta Research Foundation (SRF) with a professed aim to ‘Invest in Future’, constantly endeavours to review and critique the existing knowledge practices towards building and re-building research in Liberal Humanities. We offer a series of research centered programmes under our banner for academia and society. These programmes are based on our concerted efforts to reach out to a global research community and enhance higher learning and development.

SRF Fellowships

SRF Fellowships

SRF offers research fellowships to promising candidates to promote advanced research within the evolving field of Liberal Humanities. Promoting personal research interests in the thrust areas identified by SRF, we hope, will lead to a mutually enriching experience.

SRF PG Research Fellowship

SRF PG Research Fellowship

SRF offers two PG research fellowships per year in the focus areas of the Foundation. Candidates are not expected to be physically present at SRF during the tenure of the research. 

Eligibility 

SRF PG research fellowships are given to promising postgraduates interested in working on the research areas identified by the Foundation. 

Selection 

Fellowships are granted based on the relevance of the research project and its implications as elaborated in the research proposal. Final selection will be made on the basis of the merit of the proposal as well as the subsequent presentation at the interview. Primary selection will be completed by 31 January and the final announcement will be made by 28 February. The decision of the selection committee will be final. Selected candidates are expected to abide by the rules of the SRF research fellowship. 

Duration 

The  duration of the fellowship is three months. 

Grant

The selected candidates will be awarded Rs. 5000/- each. The amount will be disbursed only after submission, review and acceptance of  the research work by SRF. 

Deliverables 

Upon completion of the research, the candidates are expected to submit any one of the deliverables listed below. Candidates applying for the fellowship will have to indicate the deliverable in the research proposal:

  • Position paper (2000 words)
  • Short Film / Documentary in English (15-20 minutes)
  • Interview of a major practitioner in any relevant field (2000 words)
  • Photo essay (25 images with captions and a brief essay of 1000 words )

Application Date 

The last date for submission of applications for the SRF PG research fellowship  is 1 January.

Applications for 2021 are closed.

SRF Doctoral Fellowship

SRF Doctoral Fellowship

SRF offers one Doctoral fellowship per year in the focus areas of the Foundation. Candidates are not expected to be physically present at SRF during the tenure of the research. 

Eligibility 

SRF Doctoral fellowship is awarded to a researcher who has completed at least two years of doctoral research. The scholar must have published at least one research article in an academic journal or a book.

Selection 

Fellowship is granted based on the relevance of the research project and its implications as elaborated in the research proposal. Final selection will be made on the basis of the merit of the proposal as well as the subsequent presentation at the interview. Primary selection will be completed by 31 January and the final announcement will be made by 28 February. The decision of the selection committee will be final. Selected candidates are expected to abide by the rules of the SRF research fellowship. 

Duration of the Fellowship 

The  duration of the fellowship is five months.

Grant

The fellowship amount is Rs. 15000/-. The fellowship will be disbursed in two installments. The first installment of Rs 5000/- will be given at the end of two months after review. The second installment of Rs 10,000/- will be released after the review of the research submitted.  

Deliverables 

Upon completion of the research, the candidate is expected to submit any one of the deliverables listed below. Candidate applying for the fellowship will have to indicate the deliverable in the research proposal:

  • A research article (6000-8000 words)     
  • A documentary in English (30 minutes duration) and a reflective essay based on the documentary (2500 words)
  • A short film in English (30 minutes duration) and a 2500 words note on the theme 
  • An e-content on the research with visuals and voice-over (30 minutes duration) 
  • Translation of 3 short stories (selection of the stories subject to the approval of the review committee) and a reflective essay of about 1500 words on it.

Application Date 

The last date for submission of applications for the SRF Doctoral fellowship is 1 January.

Applications for 2021 are closed.

SRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

SRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

SRF offers one Postdoctoral fellowship per year in the focus areas of the Foundation. Candidates are not expected to be physically present at SRF during the tenure of the research. 

Eligibility 

SRF Postdoctoral fellowship is awarded to a doctoral degree holder to further her/his knowledge, experience and skills acquired during PhD studies. The scholar must have a minimum of 1 published book or 3 research articles in academic journals or books.

Selection 

Fellowship is granted based on the relevance of the research project and its implications as elaborated in the research proposal. Final selection will be made on the basis of the merit of the proposal as well as the subsequent presentation at the interview. Primary selection will be completed by 31 January and the final announcement will be made by 28 February. The decision of the selection committee will be final. Selected candidates are expected to abide by the rules of the SRF research fellowship. 

Duration  

The  duration of the fellowship is six months.

Grant

The fellowship amount is Rs. 25000/-. The fellowship will be disbursed in two installments. The first installment of Rs 10000/- will be given at the end of three months after review. The second installment of Rs 15,000/- will be released after the review of the research submitted.  

Deliverables 

Upon completion of the research, the candidates are expected to submit any one of the deliverables listed below. Candidates applying for the fellowship will have to indicate the deliverable in the research proposal:

  • A monograph (a range of 20,000 words) 
  • 2 research articles (a range of 6000-8000 words each) 
  • 2 critical studies of translated works (a range of 6000-8000 words each) 
  • Critical study of a festival or ritual or performance with images (15000-20000 words)

Application Date 

The last date for submission of applications for SRF Postdoctoral fellowship is 1 January.

Applications for 2021 are closed.

SRF Writer in Residence Fellowship

SRF Writer in Residence Fellowship

SRF encourages cross cultural exchanges between women writers. It is our pleasure to invite a woman writer every year to spend a month at the Samyukta Research Foundation. The Foundation will provide the writer a  congenial third space away from home and office to engage in writing. The selected writer will be provided with free accommodation, workspace and wi-fi. The writer must please bear the expenses of travel, boarding charges and any other related expenditure. SRF would require the writer to give one public lecture during the period of her stay. Application for the programme can be sent in at any time of the year. Interested writers may please write to info@samyuktaresearchfoundation.org

Applications for 2021 are closed.

SRF International Translator in Residence Fellowship

SRF International Translator in Residence Fellowship

The fellowship will offer women translators and Translation Studies scholars the opportunity to work uninterrupted on a translation project for a period of one month every year at SRF. The selected translator / scholar will be provided with free accommodation, workspace and wi-fi. The translator / scholar may please bear the expenses of travel, boarding charges and any other related expenditure. SRF would request a reading of the translation /  public lecture during the period of stay. Application for the programme can be sent in at any time of the year. Interested translator / scholar may please write to info@samyuktaresearchfoundation.org

Applications for 2021 are closed.

SRF Certifications

SRF Certifications

SRF offers a series of flagship certifications in the evolving multidisciplinary field of Liberal Humanities.The certifications are offered to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and teachers. These enabling interventions are planned to help scholars position themselves at par with the best according to international standards. Drawing from the critical strength of SRF in research and publication, our aim is to promote ‘global citizenship education’ to bridge gaps in academic studies and invest positively towards a better future. Upon successful completion of the courses, the participants will be issued a certificate.

The certifications will be offered by SRF independently or in collaboration with universities and colleges. For details, please contact us at info@samyuktaresearchfoundation.org

Introductory Certification

Introductory Certification

Introductory certification will provide an overview of an established or evolving field of study in Liberal Humanities identified by SRF. It will provide an initiation into the nature, conceptual and historical aspects, trajectories and significance of the field of study as distinct, yet interwoven.

Classes will be conducted for 5 hours in the online mode combining different instructor-led levels of engagement depending on the nature of the field taken up for discussion. Fee: Rs 500 /-

Intermediate Certification

Intermediate Certification

Intermediate certification will enable a deeper engagement with an established or emerging field of study identified by SRF. The certification will give a theoretical anchoring of the field and will explore the multifaceted dimensions, possibilities and prospects. The intermediary level coaches will ensure a better understanding of the possible ways and directions to approach a particular field of study.

The certification is planned for 10 hours in the online mode combining different instructor-led levels of engagement depending on the nature of the field taken up for discussion. Fee: Rs 750/-

Advanced Certification

Advanced Certification

Advanced certification will facilitate comprehensive understanding of the research directions pertaining to a field or inter-related fields. The certification will help to identify and explore pertinent research areas using appropriate theoretical frameworks, methodologies and practices.

At the end of the programme, participants are expected to submit a research proposal and work towards an academic article worthy of publication.

The certification is planned for 15 hours in the online mode combining different instructor-led levels of engagement depending on the nature of the field taken up for discussion. Fee: Rs 1000/-

Integrated Certification

Integrated Certification

Integrated certification is an advanced certification offered exclusively to help faculty members integrate research based teaching into academic spaces. The certification will train teachers in appropriate pedagogical practices, preparing courses and syllabi and developing MOOCs. With publishing as an integral part of academia, the course will also provide necessary training in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

The certification is planned for 25 hours, combining lecture and workshop modes of online / offline engagement. Faculty members have to complete the certification within one month in the self-paced mode. The Foundation will also offer this certification to faculty members of a University or College factoring in their specific requirements. Fee: Rs. 2500/-

SRF Internships

SRF Internships

Internships are offered at Samyukta Research Foundation to give real time work experience to graduate and postgraduate students. The internship is designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry, classroom and the world outside. 

We offer internships for one month or two months depending on the availability of opportunities at SRF. Interns will be issued a certificate on successful completion of the internship. Internships can be undertaken in any of the fields listed below:

  • Content Development
  • Content Management
  • Data Research
  • Copy Editing 
  • Proofreading
  • Translation
  • Curation
  • Publication
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Public Relations
  • Script Writing
  • Developing MOOCs 
  • Making Documentaries
  • Making Short Films 
  • Creating Videos
  • Editing 
  • Developing  Photo Essays
  • App Development
  • Web Designing 
  • Advertising