Postgraduate funding

Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship at the India Institute

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to residents of the following countries
    All Nationalities
  • The Fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities. Mid-career professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicable subjects
    All Subjects that fall within the remit of the King's India Institute

Application details

Applications may be submitted
01-Sep-2015 until 15-Mar-2016

Information about the funding
Applications are invited for the Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship at the India Institute, King’s College London. The Fellowship provides full financial support to a student on the MRes Contemporary India programme. The Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship supports the Institute’s goals of enhancing the quality of public knowledge and debate in, and about, contemporary India.

The MRes Contemporary India is a research-track Master’s degree that imparts advanced training to support a student in producing an original piece of research under expert supervision. Core areas of interest at the King’s India Institute include: Politics, Public Policy and Political Economy; Anthropology and Social Change; History; Cultural Production (including the media); Foreign and Security Policy; Science, Technology and Policy in India.

Details about previous holders of the Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship are available here.

Value of award

Specified use
The Fellowship, worth up to £30,000, will cover the tuition fees of the successful candidate, in addition to providing a stipend to cover living costs.

Application procedure
In order to apply for the Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship 2016-17, please include a one page statement with your application to the MRes Contemporary India describing your academic background, and where relevant your professional experience, stating how your proposed research will contribute to your field.

Applicants for the fellowship should submit their full application by the deadline of midnight on 15 March 2016. Candidates may be interviewed in person or via telephone.

Applications can be submitted using the online application portal.

Contact details

Please contact the MRes convenor Dr Louise Tillin ( for any further information.

Funding provider
The Baillie Gifford Prize

Please note the database is updated regularly but is a guide only and not a guarantee of funding nor an exhaustive list of all funding available.

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