“Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”
directed by the German Historical Institute London
in cooperation with faculty members from the Centre for Historical Studies and the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen and the King’s India Institute, King’s College London
1 postdoctoral fellowship
for initially 1 year, renewable to up to 30 months starting from 1 January 2013
The holder of the postdoctoral grant will be a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), working out of the TRG office space in New Delhi. He/she is expected to take an active interest in the work of the PhD students and in developing the academic programme of the TRG.
The Transnational Research Group has designated seven research areas for which applications are particularly welcome:
1. Nineteenth and twentieth-century global educational reform movements and their impact on universal schooling in India.
2. The quest for universal elementary/school education, the private sector and edu-business.
3. Caste discrimination and education policy.
4. Industrial restructuring, informalization, and their consequences for access to elementary education.
5. Adult education and the popularisation of practical scientific knowledge.
6. Industrial and technical institutions and the resignification of manual labour.
7. The impact of schooling on life histories.
However, applications for relevant topics outside these areas are also welcome. A full description of the project and its research areas as well as the conditions of the funding are available at http://www.ghil.ac.uk/research/india_research_group.html
Applications should contain a full CV, copies of relevant examinations, a research proposal (max. 5000 words), a writing sample (a chapter or essay), and the names and addresses of two referees. They should be send electronically by 24 June 2012 to Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ, Email: email@example.com
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