The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore invites applications/ nominations for the Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Awards in Social Sciences 2021.
Dr. VKRV Rao Prizes in Social Sciences Research are instituted by the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, and Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. The main objective of the prizes is to recognize the contribution by young social scientists to the development of knowledge.
The Institute for Social and Economic Change is a social science research institute in Bangalore, India. Founded in 1972, it is the largest among the 27 institutions supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research. ISEC is one of three major institutions established by Prof. V. K. R. V.
The award carries a cash award of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand) and a citation. Two prizes are awarded each year for quality research in Social Sciences.
Any citizen of India below the age of 45 years engaged in research in any of the below mentioned social science disciplines is eligible to be considered for the Award.
- 2016 prize each in Economics and Education/ Political science.
- 2017: One prize each in Economics and Psychology/ History.
- 2018: One prize each in Economics and Linguistic/ Sociology.
- 2019: One prize each in Economics and Sociology/ Demography.
- 2020: One prize each in Economics and Human Geography and Ecology/ Public Administration.
Who can Apply?
Entry to the competition shall be made by application or nomination. Any social scientist who considers herself/ himself eligible can apply for entry to the competition. The names of social scientists may also be nominated for the award by any organization of the Centre or State Governments or local authorities, Vice-Chancellor of a University or Head of an educational or research institution or an NGO.
How to Apply?
To download the application form, click here.
Individuals/ nominating institutions should submit 6 copies of detailed bio-data of the scholar along with a brief summary (not exceeding 1,500 words) describing the research work undertaken by the scholar during the last five years, his/ her achievements, contributions, etc., on or before January 20, 2021, to The Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change ( ISEC), Dr. VKRV Rao Road, Nagarbhavi P.O., Bangalore-560070.
Phone: 080-23217011 Fax: 080- 23217008
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