All funding is provided by Ashoka University; there is no funding by any Chinese institution or individual.
The travel and stay in China will be supported through a fellowship grant of INR 3,50,000. The arrangement with each host will depend on the nature of the fellow’s research plan and project, but broadly it is expected that:
The fellow works and conducts their research with a counterpart in China.
The fellow works towards a scholarly product, which could be either a working paper or a detailed report.
The fellow will give at least one public lecture in India on their findings.
Fellows will be expected to attend the workshop on Research Methods in China held in Delhi in April. Additionally, the fellowship will culminate in a conference, where all fellows and their research partner in China will present their findings. The conference will be announced after the health crisis has mitigated.
The China-India Visiting Scholars Fellowship can be combined with additional grants. The fellow has the flexibility to continue with their current work engagement while pursuing this fellowship, provided their home institution allows this.
The coordinating team would like to thank all those individuals who made this fellowship possible, including Aravind Yelery (Peking University HSBC Business School), Jabin Jacob (Shiv Nadar University), Rathin Roy (NIPFP), Shamika Ravi (Brookings Institution), Shekhar Shah (NCAER), T. N. Ninan (Business Standard, Ltd.), Yamini Aiyar (CPR), and Zorawar Daulet Singh (Northcap University).