Does digging up a shards of pottery and archeological explorations give you goosebumps? History and archeology buffs can now avail of the various fellowship and internship programmes by the Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR).
Graduates, post-graduates with aptitude, training in archaeology or fieldwork can be field researchers or volunteers and participate in KCHR-led inter-disciplinary archaeology research at Pattanam or other sites linked with Muziris Heritage Project. A stipend will be provided to selected candidates on the basis of experience. The last date for submitting applications is December 30.
Internships are open to graduates, post-graduates and MPhil students from any part of the world for major KCHR research projects such as Pattanam Archaeological Research, Contemporary History Archives of Kerala, Digitising Kerala’s past, History of Malayali Migrations and migrant communities and for writing local/micro histories, life histories and institutional histories.
Duration of the internship may vary from three weeks to six months and students from India and abroad can avail of this facility. The fees may vary for group interns and others depending on the duration of the assignment.
While six doctoral fellowships are open to research scholars to pursue PhD programme in any of the Indian Universities or at KCHR on themes related to Kerala history and society, three residence fellowships are open to scholars for completing scholarly work in progress.
The PhD fellowship grant will be Rs 10,000 per month with a contingency grant of Rs 25,000 per year. But students should already have enrolled themselves for PhD programmes. The fellowship is open to full-time research scholars only. The last date for submitting applications is December 30.
The residency fellowship programme is open to well-established scholars cutting across nationalities. The financial support offered is Rs 1,00,000 and there is no cutoff date for submitting applications.
Those who would like to revise or modify their PhD theses also get a fellowship grant that can go up to a maximum of Rs 50,000. However, scholars will have to complete their work within a year. The last date for submitting applications is December 30.
Another unique programme will help those who are already PhD holders to pursue their research by helping them design a theme for post-doctoral research. The grant is again a maximum of Rs 50,000 and the work has to be completed within a year. The last date is December 30.
The applications, along with biodata, testimonials and proposals, should be sent to the Director, KCHR, PB No 839, Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan, Nalanda, Thiruvananthapuram- 695003.
For details, contact KCHR directly over phone (0471-2310409, 0471-6574988) or email (email@example.com) or visit KCHR website (www.keralahistory.ac.in)