Official website of The Asiatic Society of Mumbai - update Notice

Members are informed that they can now ask for extension of a book by e-mail, on the following conditions:
1. This facility is applicable only for old books, and will not extend to new books.
2. The extension will be given provided there is no other claim for the book.
3. A book can be extended only once.
Please note that this arrangement is on trial basis, and will be in practice, initially, up to August 31, 2015.
- Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary

The Society has instituted the following Annual Junior Research Fellowships . :

1) INDAL Fellowship in “Social Science” of the value of Rs.9, 800/- p.a.
2) Asiatic Society’s two Fellowships in “Social Science” of the value of Rs.12, 000/- p.a. each.
3) Smt. Vimal N. Shah Memorial Research Fellowship in “Media Studies” of the value of Rs.40, 000/- p.a.
The tenure of the Junior Research Fellowships is for one year (from 1stApril 2015 to 31st March 2016).
Applications are invited from Research scholars for the award of the Fellowships. Those who are not members of the Society can also apply. However, if a non-member candidate is selected for a fellowship, the recipient must enroll as a member of the Society. The Society does not insist on full time research commitment and therefore employed persons may also apply.
Preference will be given to students who are members of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, which is affiliated to the University of Mumbai for doctoral and post-doctoral research work.

All Fellowship awardees are required to submit a six monthly report which is two to three pages in length, stating the progress so far and the work that remains to be done.

At the end of the research period, a research paper should be submitted to the Society in soft and hard copies for consideration for publication in its Journal. It should be of the standard of a research paper acceptable for publication in a refereed journal. It should be between 10,000 words and 25,000 words in length, and include, apart from the text, an abstract and references.

The research paper will be sent to a subject expert for evaluation. The gist of the comments from the subject expert will be sent to the research fellow. Where the expert has asked for revision of the report, the research fellow has to rework and submit a revised report within a stipulated time, after which the final instalment will be released.

Interested scholars are requested to apply to the undersigned, on or before 15th April 2015 in the prescribed form available at the office.
The applications will be screened by a Committee constituted for the purpose. The decision of the Committee will be final.

- Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary