Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) and Nepa School of Social Science and Humanities Fellowship


2014-04-05 - 2014-04-05



Call for Applications

Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) and Nepā School of Social Science and Humanities Fellowship

Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) and Nepā School of Social Science and Humanities invite applications for junior research fellowships to write comprehensive research papers on the following themes:

i) Understanding violence against women in Nepal – 1 fellowship
ii) Socio-cultural dynamics and understanding of human rights in Nepal – 1 fellowship


Duration of the fellowships: 7 months (June - December 2013) 
The research fellows should prepare a comprehensive paper/report on the above themes along with its challenges and implications for Nepal.  The applicant should have minimum Master's Degree in Social Sciences or Law and have at least two years of experience in working in the area of human rights or gender.

What is expected from the fellows?

This fellowship is full-time work. Throughout the period, the fellow is expected to engage in ongoing research projects and develop concrete products in consultation with the mentor. The fellow will work closely with the mentor and the ASD secretariat for the duration of the fellowship.

In order to collect data on local discourses and understanding of VAW and human rights, the Research Fellows are expected to conduct fieldwork for two months (60 days) outside the Kathmandu Valley.

The Research Fellows will be supervised by Dr. Rajendra Pradhan, Dean of Nepā School. At the beginning of the fellowship period, an agreement will be made between the Research Fellows, the supervisor and the ASD on the specific topics of the fellowships and the expected outputs. An action plan for fellowship period will also be developed. All Fellows will be expected to produce the agreed outputs by the end of the fellowship period.

Terms of the Award
The fellowship awards will cover a fixed monthly stipend of NRs 30,000 for the fellowship period. Travel and subsistence grants will be awarded for two months of fieldwork, as per ASD regulations.

How to apply
Applicants should submit the following documents by email at  [email protected] or submit hard copies at Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities by Friday, 3 May 2013.

  • An application letter: This letter should include the applicant's interest and experience in the research topic as well as the specific expectations from the fellowship in relation to the applicant’s career aspirations.
  • Concept note: A two or three page concept note discussing the key research questions, theoretical approach and research methodology.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): The CV should include the applicant’s academic and professional background; a detailed description of the applicant's previous relevant employment; a list of research projects in which the applicant has been involved; a list of  all scholarships, fellowships or internships the applicant has been awarded till date; and names, phone and email addresses of two referees.