DIRI Research Fellowship is a six month programme wherein researchers work towards understanding the application and relevance of digital identity systems especially Aadhaar. The researchers get an opportunity to generate insights on the impact of Aadhaar across areas like financial inclusion, governance and citizen engagement, improving access to goods and services, and empowering citizens, among others.
- Get an opportunity to generate insights on applications of Aadhaar and understand its implications for India and the world
- Be associated with an academic institution which has a strong commitment to policy oriented research
Faculty from academic institutions or researchers at a civil society organisation interested in the area of digital identity research are eligible to apply. This fellowship is open to individuals and not organisations.
Duration and Funding:
The applicants are expected to start the research by April 2018. Grant awards may be used to pay for costs associated with the research, including field work expenses, travel and hiring of surveyors, if any. The grant funds may also be used for database purchase and subscriptions. Salaries, wherever relevant and necessary, would be paid.
DIRI is pleased to announce the Call for Ideas for the 2017 DIRI Research Fellowship. During 2018-2019, we would grant 10-15 research fellowships. All submissions to Research Fellowships must include an online application form
|Ideas submission||November 6, 2017|
|Declaration of selected ideas||Fourth week of November, 2017|
|Draft proposal submission||January 15, 2018|
|DIRI Winter Camp||January 17-23, 2018|
|Final proposal submission||Second week of February, 2018|
|Declaration of selected proposals||March 31, 2018|