CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM III Semester M.Sc. ESRM, CSP, PBT, WSG and Geoinformatics 2019-2021 Batch
TERI SAS with support from Hemendra Kothari Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mumbai provides merit fellowship to MSc students of Environmental Studies and Resource Management (ESRM), Climate Science and Policy (CSP), Geo-informatics(GEO), Plant Biotechnology (PBT) and Water Science & Governance for initiating projects /research ideas that synergizes with the work areas of Hemendra Kothari Foundation and TERI SAS. The foundation extensively works for Wildlife Protection in India www.wildlifeconservationtrust.org.
Students currently in MSc III semester of ESRM, CSP, PBT, WSG and Geoinformatics are eligible to apply for the Hemendra Kothari Fellowship.
Following shall be the criteria for selection of the proposals.
Clarity in aim and objectives, proposal quality and feasibility of implementation.
A proposal that addresses an emergent issue in the aforementioned areas of work and opens up future scope of research at the University
Clear articulation of tangible and verifiable output/outcomes.
The proposal does not exceed the budgetary limit of Rs 60,000 and provides justification of the expenditure against the budget heads.
Proposal submission details
Submission of proposals:
Eligible students of Msc III semester shall submit a proposal in Microsoft Word in the format suggested in the Annexure along with a covering letter expressing interest in the proposed area of work and forwarded through a faculty at TERI SAS who has agreed to be the supervisor and mentor to the applicant. The proposal not more than five A4 size pages in both hard and electronic copy will have to be submitted by the deadline to: Ms. Ranjana Chaudhuri , (Convener) Hemendra Kothari Fellowship), TERI SAS Email: email@example.com
Communication on selected proposals
Communication will be sent only to the successful proponents who will make a presentation to the Fellowship Committee/ respond to clarification, queries or suggestions. Students will resubmit the revised proposal after incorporating the comments/ suggestions (if any) received after the evaluation process.
Important Deadlines for submission and implementation:
18th January 2021 - Submission of the proposal
22nd January 2021 -Interaction with applicants
27th January 2021 - Communication to the winning applicants
8th February 2021 - Release of the first installment (30%) of the scholarship to the grantee
25th March 2021 - Submission of the first interim report to the scholarship committee
15th April 2021 - Release of the second installment (30%) to the grantee
28th May 2021 - Submission of the Final Report to Scholarship Committee
16th June 2021 - Presentation by the grantee
Final installment (40%) of the scholarship will be released only after final presentation and successful completion of the project.
Disbursement of the Fellowship :
The grant approved by the fellowship committee will be released to the winning proposals in three installments:
First installment: 30% of the approved grant will be released on signing of the letter of acceptance and the terms and conditions by the student
Second installment: 30% of the project budget after two months of submission of an interim report to the satisfaction of the fellowship committee duly forwarded by the supervisor
40 % of the balance fellowship after submission of the final report and its acceptance by the fellowship committee
Submission of Annual Report to Committee:
The final report submitted by the students will be compiled and an annual report will be submitted to the Hemendra Kothari Foundation. The Awardees will make a presentation at a Seminar Organized by the Fellowship Committee.