IC4HD Human Development Fellowships

17 Jun 2013

image Photo: UNDP Bangladesh, UNDP India, UNDP Pakistan

The International Centre for Human Development has announced seven human development fellowships for the year 2013. The three-month residential fellowships, beginning 12 August 2013, will be offered at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. The selected fellows will receive US$ 3,000 per month.

IC4HD Human Development Fellowships aim to encourage mid-career professionals (academics, civil servants, and civil society practitioners) to analyze critical development issues from the human development perspective, thereby, contributing to development theory, and identification of applications and policies that put people at the centre of development debates.  


Applications are invited from all candidates who fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizen of a country in the Asia-Pacific region (see Annex I)
  • Less than 45 years in age
  • 5-8 years of relevant working experience
  • Not a UN staff member or a Indian Institute of Advanced Study staff/fellow

The other selection criteria, which will be considered to shortlist applications, include:

  • Educational qualifications; post-graduate degree desirable
  • Exceptional creativity in choice of topic
  • Value addition or new direction to the human development concept, methodology, analysis, application and policy relevance
  • Track record of past accomplishments
  • Time needed for completing the work

Application Process

Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. All candidates must complete a formal application in English, including:

  • Application form (available online)
  • Summary statement of the objectives of the proposal
  • Project proposal, not exceeding 1,000 words, which does not involve fieldwork with data collection
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two references (email and telephone number should be indicated). One of the referees should be the current supervisor

Completed applications should be emailed by 30 June 2013 to: HDfellowships@ic4hd.org

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Only selected candidates will be informed by 8 July 2013. For any query regarding the Fellowships, please contact: information.fellowships@ic4hd.org

About the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD)

The International Centre for Human Development is a partnership between the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Centre envisions itself as a “think and do” organization that promotes policy dialogue on human development in the Global South and works towards translating human development analysis into action.

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