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  • (+92) 51-2278134, (+92) 51-2278135

Research Programme

Research Programme

SDPI Fellowships in Governance, Security and Justice in South Asia

Partner:  IDRC (Canada)

Locale: South Asian countries

Time Frame: March 2012 to May 2017

Project Team: Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Muhammad Adnan

Introduction:

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has launched Fellowships in Governance, Security and Justice in South Asia. The programme aims to support students in South Asian countries planning to pursue their postgraduate, M. Phil and PhD programmes in the fields of Governance, Security and Justice. 

In the first round, five students across South Asia were selected, and in the second round further 10 students were selected. All of them are pursuing their Masters' and PhD degrees in their respective countries. The programme supports fellows by providing them a monthly stipend and tuition fee.

Objectives: 

  • To build capacity in South Asia at the Master's and PhD levels to produce highly skilled professionals, policy makers, scholars and researchers on non-traditional security issues in the region
  • To support research on a number of governance, security and justice sub-themes that have a multi-disciplinary focus and imply cross-border solutions
  • To build students' skills in research design, academic writing and research dissemination through workshop training
  • To provide forums for students to network with peers, key professionals and institutions in the region and to receive support in publishing research finding.

Project Status:

SDPI will organize a two-day training workshop on “Advance Research Methods” for Fellows in December 2013 at its Sustainable Development Conference (SDC). 


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