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Child Rights and You (CRY): Child Rights Research Fellowship

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Child Rights and You (CRY) is currently accepting applications from interested individuals for its Child Rights Research Fellowship to explore the various dimensions of child rights through research.

The Fellowship programme enters its tenth year and research 49 fellowships have been awarded by CRY till date. As an organisation, CRY is committed to changing the way children experience childhood by being strategic in the choice of issues, approaches and utilization of resources to maximize the impact on children.

Through this research fellowship, CRY seeks a combination of formal and informal approaches to explore and discover simple and complex truths about the interplay of culture, ethics and policies determining childhoods. CRY believes in encouraging a community of child rights researchers who will promote & advocate for child rights.

Focus Areas

Researchers are welcome to expand and interpret themes, based on their experiences and larger vision for ensuring child rights.

  • Various aspects of children and childhoods and their relationship with other stakeholders such as peers, parents, family, community and state.
  • Researching child rights focused thematic – child health, child nutrition, child protection and child development.
  • Role of children in decision making arenas such as home, school, community etc.
  • Exploring and examining in depth agency of the child and learning child participation.
  • Understanding relationship between ethnicity, inequality and conflict experienced by children.
  • Evidence building on any form of child rights violations.

Grant Information

Up-to 5 fellowships ranging from Rs.50, 000 to Rs.1 lakh will be awarded. Fellows are free to continue their primary occupation. The fellowship grant will be released in installments against specific deliverables. CRY will not fund any capital expenditure incurred by the fellow.


The duration of the fellowship is one year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be Indians residing in India, above the age of 18 years. If applicant’s proposal is part of a submission to any academic institution or if they are already receiving funding for conduct of the research proposed, it will be ineligible for this fellowship.
  • Applicants may choose to work in any Indian language including English. Application needs to clearly mention the language in which applicants will submit the report. As the assessment of their research proposal will be conducted in English, please also include an English translation of the proposal, CV and writing sample.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: India

For more information, please visit Child RightsResearch Fellowship.

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