Research Fellowships at National Law University, Delhi; Remuneration from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 75,000 per month

The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (CCG) has invited applications for its Fellowship Programme for 2015-2017.

About the Centre for Communication Governance

CCG is a research centre within National Law University, Delhi, and is the first of its kind in India. Over the course of two years, CCG has established itself as a leading, credible organization for research in the field of information law and policy. The Centre routinely works with a range of international academic institutions and policy organizations. The centre engage regularly with government ministries such as the Ministry of Communications & IT and the Ministry of Law & Justice and work actively to provide the executive and judiciary with useful in the course of their decision making on issues relating to civil liberties and technology.

About the Fellowships

The CCG Fellowship is a highly competitive research programme designed to build competence and raise the quality of discourse in research and policy around issues concerning civil liberties and the Internet in India. Fellowship output is intended to catalyze effective, research-led policy making and informed public debate around issues in civil liberties and technology and Internet governance.

The Fellowship covers the following broad areas:



  1. Civil Liberties: Research in this area will be expected to engage with questions concerning development of the human rights and civil liberties discourse in the context of the Internet and emerging communication technology in India.
  2. Privacy, Surveillance & Big Data: Research in this area will be expected to consider questions concerning the treatment of personal data by large public and private data collectors and processors. Fellows could undertake research concerning surveillance as well as data protection practices, laws and policies.
  3. Internet Governance: Fellowships in this area will be expected to contribute to creating competence in Internet governance in India across the various global fora in which these issues are being deliberated.
  4. International Law: There is at present only a very limited understanding of issues around cyber conflict. Research in this area will analyse how existing principles in public international law including the laws of war would apply to cyber warfare and cyber conflict.
  5. Markets and Public Interest: The research under this area will consider questions of access, including how the human right to free speech could help to guarantee access to the Internet. It would identify areas where competition law would need to intervene to ensure free, fair and human rights-compatible access to the Internet, and opportunities to communicate using online services.


Qualifications

The Centre welcomes applications from candidates with degrees in law, public policy, management or the social sciences, generally. Candidates from other disciplines, who satisfy the remainder of the eligibility requirements, may address a brief letter of inquiry to ccg@nludelhi.ac.in  in order to determine their suitability.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to send the following information and materials by 19th June 2015 to the Registrar, National Law University, Delhi at registrar@nludelhi.ac.in. Applications must also be marked to ccg@nludelhi.ac.in .



  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Contact details for two referees. Referees must be informed that they might be contacted for an oral reference or a brief written reference.
  3. One academic writing sample of between 2000 and 2500 words (essay or extract, published or unpublished).


Remuneration

The salaries will be competitive, and will usually range from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 75,000 per month, depending on multiple factors including the larger research project under which candidates’ proposals can be accommodated.

Last date for Submission of Application: June 19, 2015

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