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General information for funding opportunities to support study at the India Institute can be seen on the Postgraduate Funding Database 

Other sources of external funding to support study on contemporary India can be found on this page.

The India Institute offers some bespoke funding under different schemes. Current opportunities include:

Mazumdar studentship in India’s Political Economy

The King’s India Institute is pleased to be able to offer a partial PhD scholarship of £6,500 per annum (up to a maximum of £19,500 over three years) to support tuition fees, living costs or research-related expenditure of a current or prospective PhD student conducting research on a political economy theme on the PhD Contemporary India programme at the King’s India Institute, King’s College London.

How to Apply:

Please submit a statement by email to providing a) a description of your research and its potential contribution to scholarship on India’s Political Economy and b) an indication of the source and level of your current or expected funding and an outline of how this studentship will support your PhD research. Maximum 750 words in total.

Two references should be submitted directly to . For current students, these may come from your supervisors.

The deadline is 29 June 2018.

Terms and Conditions

The scholarship is not intended to supplement the income of students who already receive full financial support from another source which covers the full cost of tuition fees, living costs and research expenses. But it can be held alongside another partial scholarship.

Both current and prospective students are eligible to apply. For current students, the level and length of the studentship will be determined based on the length of time you have spent in the programme at the time of application.

Students will need to demonstrate sufficient progress on an annual basis towards successful completion of their PhD in order to remain eligible for this scholarship.

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