Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fox International Fellowship for JNU Researchers

Fox International Fellowship

The University has signed an MoU with the Yale Centre for International and Area Studies (Yale University), USA, to administer the programme of Yale University "Fox International Fellowship" in JNU. 

As per the agreement, two Fox International fellows from Yale will spend a year at JNU and two fellows from JNU will spend a year at Yale and the students of JNU will be fully funded by Yale University. The Committee shall recommend of M.Phil/Ph.D students to be sent to Yale University in order to conduct research in any of the following fields: Economics, Finance, Political Science. International Relations, Law and Contemporary History.   Although the Committee shall decide regarding selection of students of the University for the year 2011-12, the Fox International Fellowship will be awarded by the Yale University for the year 2012-13.  

The students eligible for the year 2011-12 will be only those who have joined M.Phil/Ph.D or Direct Ph.D programme in the Monsoon Semester of academic year 2010-11 or earlier. Hence, they should have completed 3 semesters of M.Phil/Ph.D programme but should not have completed more than 6 semesters of the said programme as on 1st January, 2012. 

In the light of the above decision, kindly forward us the recommendations of eligible candidate(s) in the enclosed proforma at the earliest, not later than 13th January, 2012, so as to enable us to take further appropriate action in the matter. 

Selection Criteria

Fellowship Form

Application form for Fox International Fellowship 2011-12


Friday, December 23, 2011

EPW Article "Decentralised Procurement and Universalised PDS" by Kaustav Banerjee, CSSP

"Decentralised Procurement and Universalised PDS"
by Kaustav Banerjee

Decentralisation of food procurement could facilitate universalisation of the public distribution system under the proposed National Food Security Act. Non-green revolution crops such as millets, coarse cereals, pulses, oilseeds, etc, should also be covered in the PDS.

Economic & Political Weekly
, December 24, 2011 vol xlvi, no 52, pages 19-22.

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IWMI-Tata Policy Research Program: Inviting young researchers to contribute field-based research papers, case studies

IWMI-Tata Policy Research Program: Water, Energy, Climate, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Environment

Inviting young researchers, development professionals, journalists to contribute previously unpublished field-based research papers, case studies for Annual Partners' Meet 2012

March 13-15, 2012

Session Theme & Theme Manager
  1. Studies of innovative approaches in improving the working of public irrigation schemes in major, medium or minor sectors [Meghna Brahmchari, meghna.brahmachari@gmail.com]
  2. Costs and benefits of piped distribution (authorized or unauthorized) of canal or tank water [Tushaar Shah, t.shah@cgiar.org]
  3. Livelihood impacts of water infrastructure created/renovated under MGNREGA [Shilp Verma shilpv@gmail.com]
  4. Impacts of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) [K. Palanisami k.palanisami@cgiar.org]
  5. Issues in expanding groundwater irrigation in eastern India [Aditi Mukherji a.mukherji@cgiar.org]
  6. Impact of farm power supply policies on agriculture and rural development [Aditi Mukherji a.mukherji@cgiar.org]
  7. Water quality deterioration and its impact on public health [Sunderrajan K sunderrajan@gmail.com and R Indu rajnarayan.indu@gmail.com]
  8. Performance of policies and programs for promoting micro-irrigation [K Palanisami k.palanisami@cgiar.org]
  9. Gender and equity issues in irrigated agriculture [Seema Kulkarni seemakulkarni2@gmail.com]
  10. Water harvesting and groundwater recharge in a basin/catchment context [Shilp Verma shilpv@gmail.com]

Researchers are invited to submit field-based research papers, case studies, thought pieces, review articles (not exceeding 4500 words) on any of the 9 themes by January 15, 2012. Submission of a paper is no guarantee of selection for presentation in the Meet. IWMI-Tata Program will provide travel support to the lead author of each selected submission to participate in the Meet at Anand, Gujarat and present her/his paper. In addition, an honorarium of Rs 25,000 will be provided for each selected entry.

Please mail your submission, mentioning the theme for which it is submitted to: itp.apm2012@gmail.com
IWMI-Tata Policy Research Program
C/O INREM Foundation
Smruti Park, Opp. Mangalpura
Anand 388001, Gujarat
+91-2692-263816/7 +91-9825931984

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Growth Analysis report on Energy Research & Development in India

Growth Analysis report on Energy Research & Development in India

In 2005 Sweden and India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Science & Technology for which the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA, was assigned the operational responsibility on the Swedish side. VINNOVA has asked the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) to engage in supporting Swedish-Indian research collaboration under this agreement. At the same time, the Swedish Energy Agency is responsible for bilateral collaborations within the area of energy, including research collaborations, with India according to an MoU on Renewable Energy from 2010 that refers to the 2005 S&T MoU.

In order to prepare for this engagement the Swedish Energy Agency has commissioned the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis (Growth Analysis) to map out areas where India has a strong position in energy research. The mapping should cover subject areas, geographical areas and universities/institutes as well as other relevant players. This report has been prepared and written by Rajeev Palakshappa under the auspices of Andreas Muranyi Scheutz who is head of Growth Analysis New Delhi office, and was published in September 2011.

Friday, December 2, 2011

CfPs: 8th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 13th COLLNET Meeting, 23-26 Oct 2012, Seoul, Korea

Eighth International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & Thirteenth COLLNET Meeting

23-26 October 2012, Seoul, Korea

Host : Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Call for Papers
Scope: Quantitative aspects of science of science. Collaboration and communication in science and in technology. Science policy. Combination and integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Theoretical, methodological and applied aspects, for example:
  • Emerging issues in Scientometrics / Informetrics /webometrics and history
  • Science Policy and collaboration
  • Collaboration Studies for Science & Society
  • Collaboration, Knowledge Management & Industrial Partnership
  • Collaborative Bridge between Academic Research and Industry
  • Techniques for Collaboration Studies
  • Visualization Techniques in Collaboration Studies
  • Quantitative analysis of S&T innovations
  • Informetrics laws and distributions, mathematical models of communication or collaboration
  • Nature and growth of science and of collaboration in science and its relation with technological output
  • Evaluation indicators
  • Collaboration in science and in technology from both quantitative and qualitative points of view.

Please, note that these examples listed above give a broad outline of the scope of the workshop theme but do not limit it.
Please send your extended abstracts to: Hildrun Kretschmer at Kretschmer.h@onlinehome.de with a copy to Kyungran Noh at infor@kisti.re.kr .

COLLNET is a global interdisciplinary research network of scholars who are concerned to study aspects of collaboration in science and in technology (see COLLNET web site at: http://www.collnet.de/). This network of interdisciplinary scholars was established in January 2000 in Berlin with Hildrun Kretschmer as coordinator. Since that time there have been twelve meetings: the first in Berlin, September 2000, the 2nd in New Delhi, February 2001 and the 3rd in Sydney (in association with the 8th ISSI Conference), July 2001. The former ISSI President Mari Davis has mentioned in the Newsletter, July 2003: Importantly, ISSI needs alliance with other groups, such as COLLNET, for broader reach among a range of interdisciplinary researchers and to encourage new thinking and perspectives on investigations in science and in technology. The 4th COLLNET Meeting took place on August 29th in 2003 in Beijing in conjunction with the 9th International ISSI Conference; the International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 5th COLLNET Meeting in Roorkee, India, in March 2004. The 6th COLLNET Meeting took place in association with the 10th ISSI Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 2005 and the International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 7th COLLNET Meeting in Nancy, France, in May 2006. The Third International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics and Science and Society & Eighth COLLNET Meeting took place in New Delhi, India, in March 2007 (http://www.collnet-delhi.de), the Fourth International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics & Ninth COLLNET Meeting in Berlin, Germany in July 2008 (http://www.collnet-berlin.de) and the Fifth International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics & Tenth COLLNET Meeting in Dalian, China, in September 2009 (http://www.wiselab.cn/collnet-dalian).The Sixth International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics & Eleventh COLLNET Meeting took place in Mysore, India, in October 2010 and the Seventh International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics & Twelfth COLLNET Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, in September 2011 (http://collnet.cs.bilgi.edu.tr/).

General Chair: Hildrun Kretschmer (Germany, China)
Local Chair : Honam Choi (South Korea)

Important Dates:
Extended Abstract (3 pages. Abstracts less than 2.5 pages are not accepted): April 15, 2012 (deadline)
Acceptance: May 15, 2012
Full Paper: July 30, 2012 (deadline)
(Camera-ready version, maximum 10 pages including tables, figures, references). The extended abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Programme Committee. The accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings.