Started in 2006, the prestigious NCRRF Fellowship is awarded to a maximum of 5 research Fellows every year. These Fellows conduct in-depth research on child rights issues and get the opportunity to set best practices for social research, research ethics, data collection as well as working with children.
A strategically chosen expert committee mentors the research fellows throughout the course of their study. In addition to the technical aspects of conducting successful and effective research, Fellows also find themselves as ambassadors for children and develop the capability of thinking through children’s issues from a critical, ethical and rights-based lens.
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If you’d like to apply for the 2022 NCRRF program, just download the forms below, fill in all the details and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a writing sample and two professional references. Your email subject line should say “Application For NCRRF”.
You can also take a printout of the filled in forms and the writing sample and courier it to the CRY Mumbai office.
Here are some common questions that you might have. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please write to us and we’ll be happy to address your query!
The Fellowship is awarded for a time period of 1 year only.
The NCRRF program has a maximum grant limit of INR 1 Lakh; the amount for each Fellow is set on the basis of the scope of the project as outlined in the proposal. The amount will be released in instalments against specific deliverables.
Unfortunately, we’ll be unable to provide additional funding or fund any capital expenses.
You should be an Indian citizen residing in India and above the age of 18 years. If your proposal is part of a submission to any other academic institution or if you have already received funding for the submitted proposal, it will be considered ineligible.
The NCRRF selection committee consists of five members, comprising 3 external members and 2 CRY members, who select candidates and mentor them through the course of the program.
This committee will review each shortlisted proposal based on technical evaluation as well as on the balance between the topic of choice and the principle of social inclusion. Your schooling, regional and gender representation will be considered, but they will not be defining factors.
Selected Fellows will participate in a workshop to share their research plans and learn from the collective experience. The selection committee members will mentor each of the Fellows in their research journey. Fellows will also attend an interim workshop halfway through the program and, at the end of their project, a closure workshop to share their findings before submitting their formal research report. CRY will sponsor all travel, boarding and lodging for all these meetings.
Absolutely! You do not need to be affiliated with any academic institution to be eligible to apply for the NCRRF.
Yes, we accept applications for collaborative projects from 2 or more individuals who are proposing to work together on the same. All group members must meet the eligibility criteria and the proposal shall be considered as one project.
Yes of course. Just make sure that it includes all the information as per the given CV format.
Your proposal should be a maximum of 3 pages in length and describe the significance of your chosen topic, place the work in the context of your field and outline research objectives, design, ethics and tentative study budget. All proposals will be evaluated by experts in the relevant field.
Yes. However, if your application materials are in a regional language, an English translation should be provided.
Yes, you can submit more than one writing sample. A writing sample can be an article, story, previously published research or even just an excerpt.
Please note that if you’re submitting multiple writing samples, they should be combined and uploaded as a single PDF document.
Former and current supervisors who have detailed insight into your work and can therefore, speak precisely about your skills and abilities. Provide at least two references with complete contact information.
Due to the large number of applications we receive and the dynamic nature of the review process, we’ll be unable to share feedback or updates on the status of specific applications.
If you’re selected, we’ll reach out to you within a maximum 45 days of the application closing date.
If you are offered another Fellowship and would like to go ahead and accept it, please do let us know so that we may withdraw your application from consideration.
A journalist from a small town in Maharashtra, Jaideep chose the impact of agrarian distress on children as his research topic.
A community health nurse from Kerala, Ponnambily chose dowry harassment and child sexual abuse as her research topic.
A social worker from the conflict ridden district of Kokrajhar in Assam, Digambar chose the state of children in relief camps as his research topic.