The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a new external research funding scheme in the name of Prof. K N Raj, a noted economist who rendered distinguished services to the Reserve Bank, economic planning and to the nation in general. It has invited applications for the year 2012-13 from eligible scholars. Applications in soft form need to be sent to the Reserve Bank on or before November 15, 2012.
Called Prof. K.N. Raj Memorial National Fellowship Scheme, the objective of this scheme is to encourage distinguished research scholars in India or abroad to work in academic institutions in India for a short period and to facilitate interaction between the scholar and other faculties of the institution in which the scholar would work. The theme will be identified by a Steering Committee on Economic and Policy Research (SCEPR) of the Reserve Bank of India.
Distinguished scholars of Indian or foreign nationality in the field of social sciences from reputed domestic or international universities or research institutions, scholars having outstanding professional contributions including publication of papers, articles in leading international journals and scholars sponsored by reputed domestic or international universities or research institutions fulfilling are eligible to apply. Details of the scheme and application form are available at www.rbi.org.in