ICSSR invites applications from Indian Social Scientists/Research Organisations for novel and path-breaking research proposals (areas unexplored) under its Research Programme / Projects scheme

The study proposal should belong to a social science discipline.

The Research Projects may belong to any of the social science disciplines or may be multi-disciplinary in nature.  The broad disciplines of study, within the domain of social sciences, are:

(i)      Sociology and Social Anthropology;

(ii)     Political Science / Public Administration;

(iii)     Economics;

(iv)    International Studies;

(v)     Social Geography and Population Studies;

(vi)    Commerce and Management;

(vii)   Social Psychology;

(viii)   Education;

(ix)    Social Linguistics / Socio-Cultural Studies

(x)     Law / International Law

(xi)    National Security & Strategic Studies;

(xii)   Other allied Social Science disciplines (Library Science, Social Work, Media Studies, Modern Social History, Health Studies, Gender Studies and Environmental Studies, Diaspora Studies,          Area Studies, Sanskrit-Society & Culture, etc.) to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.


Details about eligibility/terms and conditions etc can be accessed and downloaded as under:

Research Programme/ Major & Minor Research Projects

Application format (Click to view and download)

Guidelines (Click to view and download)

Last date of receipt of the application is March 20, 2019 (Wednesday).

Applicants are required to submit the following in hard copy in prescribed format must be sent to: In-charge, RP Division, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 before the last date mentioned in the advertisement. 

  1. Application form in prescribed format
  2. Research Proposal along-with summary
  3. Forwarding letter from the University/Institute of Affiliation (will be required to submit at the time of interaction)
  4. CV of all Researchers (PD and Co-PDs) with their signature and consent in writing (Brief CVs, not more than four pages each).

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