Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Delhi Research Fellowships 2021

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), New Delhi is offering research fellowships to scholars. Details on the topics of research and eligibility criteria, as well as the application procedure, have been provided.

About NMML

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), New Delhi is under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. The visionary Founders of this autonomous institution were keen to not just showcase the life and the extraordinary work of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India but also to provide a glimpse into facets of Indian history, especially during the early years of its freedom from British rule. Expanding on the vision, other units were also set up. 

There is a well-stocked library to provide exhaustive research sources on the past and modern history as well. The library has not just printed materials and photographs, but also meticulously saved material in the form of microfilms and microfiche. Manuscripts and records of people and organizations that played a major role in India's history are also available for scholars. The other associated unit is a Centre for Contemporary Studies that organizes seminars and workshops in addition to encouraging research work. The Nehru Planetarium is on the same campus grounds as NMML organizes space science programs and activities for school and college students and for those interested in astronomy in general.

Then there are the Fellowships offered by NMML. These are much sought after by both, established eminent scholars, as well as those students keen to take up research in various aspects of Indian history and contemporary studies. That is not surprising, with such a rich repertoire of research materials at hand to enable you to publish research work that will surely be beneficial for a variety of people, including historians, academicians, news agencies, and future budding scholars.

2021 NMML Fellowships

Applications are now open for the award of two-year Fellowships of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library to pursue research in any of these four niche areas-
  1. India: Recent Historical Trends and Developments

  2. India in Transition: Issues and Challenges

  3. India and the Wider World

  4. Governance and Statecraft: Past and Present

NMML Fellowship Levels and Eligibility criteria

Based on your academic and research track records, there are three levels of Fellowship, with allowances included in the emoluments that are offered to the appointed Fellows.

To apply for an NMML Junior Fellowship you must have a good academic record and/or scholarly publications. It is also ideal to have a Ph.D. degree. On selection, you will get emoluments that are equivalent to that offered to an Assistant Professor of a Central University.

To apply for the next level, namely NMML Fellow, you should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent with a good academic record. It is also necessary to have a few published works and a minimum of five years of teaching or post-doctoral research experience. On selection, you will get emoluments that are equivalent to that offered to an Associate Professor of a Central University.

To apply for an NMML Senior Fellowship, you should be an eminent scholar with a significant contribution to the knowledge in your field. It is also ideal to have some experience in conducting or guiding research projects and a minimum of two published books in your name. On selection, you will get emoluments that are equivalent to that offered to a Professor of a Central University.

Note that applicants who are going to substantially utilize the archival records of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi for their research will be given preference.

How to apply for NMML Fellowships

Applications should be submitted in the prescribed format only. Ensure that you read the details of the Fellowships, including eligibility criteria, instructions on the application procedure, and the terms and conditions. Late and incomplete applications and those that do not provide correct information will be rejected.

In the application you have to provide (i) personal details of name, address, contact numbers, etc; (ii) information of educational qualifications and posts held; (iii) details of published work (articles, books, etc); and (iv) symposia attended if any. Additionally, you must provide two referees, with their names and addresses, job titles, and contact numbers. However, you are not permitted to submit names and contact details of members of the Selection Committee, NMML Society, Executive Council, and NMML staff as referees. Along with the application, you need to submit a write-up not exceeding 2,000 words on the proposed project that you will take up (the ones mentioned at the beginning of this article).

The completed application form, along with your research proposal, and relevant academic and professional certificates/documents should be sent only in one file in PDF format (that is, it should not be in multiple files and formats) via email to-

Closing date of receipt of the applications for Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Fellowships: 31st July 2021, up to 11:59 pm

Contact information
Address: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,
Teen Murti House,
Teen Murti Marg,
New Delhi-110011
For queries on Fellowships call Ph: 011-23017599 or 011-23010666.


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