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ICSSR Invites Applications from Researchers; Check the Eligibility

Company - Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
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The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) has announced a unique opportunity for Indian researchers to participate in collaborative research projects focused on Vision Viksit Bharat 2047. This initiative aims to foster innovative research activities that contribute to India's holistic development and progress across various sectors.

ICSSR invites proposals from eligible Indian researchers interested in contributing to Vision Viksit Bharat 2047. The application process entails submitting proposals through the ICSSR website, with the application form scheduled to be available from April 22. The deadline for proposal submission is May 31.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete the online application form and adhere to the specified format for the research proposal. Additionally, they are required to submit necessary documents along with hard copies of the application and annexures, duly endorsed by the respective university/college/institute authorities, within 10 days after the online submission deadline.

Project Details

Selected projects will have a duration of 8 to 12 months, with the potential for extension based on performance and relevance.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and benefits for project staff will be determined by the Project Director within the allocated financial resources and in accordance with ICSSR regulations. The following are the details:


Monthly Salary (INR)


Research Associate


Postgraduate degree in a social science discipline (minimum 55% marks), along with NET/MPhil/PhD and 2 years of research experience.

Research Assistant


PhD/MPhil/Postgraduate degree in a social science discipline with a minimum of 55% marks.

Field Investigator

₹20,000 (not exceeding 6 months)

Postgraduate degree in a social science discipline with a minimum of 55% marks.

Research Themes and Sub-themes

The research themes and sub-themes for the collaborative projects include:

  1. Economic Prosperity and Sustainability
    • Natural Resource and Regional Development
      • Sustainable Agriculture Practices

      • Strategies for Geographical Indications (GIs) Promotion

      • Food Security and Nutrition

      • AI in Agriculture and Rural Development

      • Agritech Advancements in North-East Livelihood Studies

    • Economic Prosperity

      • Green and Blue Economy

      • India's Role in Global Trade and Finance

      • Global Service Sector Potential

      • Infrastructure, Logistics, and Industry 4.0

      • Tourism, Livelihood, and Sustainable Development

      • Sustainable Livelihood and Rural Transformation

      • Sustainable Cities and Technology in Manufacturing

  2. Human Resource, Holistic Growth, and Development
    • Inclusive Social Development

      • Demographic Shifts

      • Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

      • Youth Development and Health Initiatives

      • Digital Public Infrastructure and Social Security

      • Sports Infrastructure and Inclusivity

    • Education and Skilling

      • Implementation of NEP 2020

      • Employment Generation and Skill Development

      • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Cultural Education

      • Research, Innovation, and Development

3. Effective Governance

    • Vishwa Mitra Bharat

      • India in the Global Market

      • People-to-People Exchange

      • Innovative Partnership

      • Strategic Partnership

      • National Security

      • India - Middle East Europe Economic Corridor

    • Law and Governance

      • Bhartiya Model of Inclusive Governance

      • Constitutional, Legislative, and Judicial Reforms

      • Courts Management

      • Disaster Management and Sustainable Infrastructure Development

      • Upscaling Local Self-Government

      • Policing Reforms

  1. Research, Innovation, and Development
    • Technology and Innovation

      • Innovations for Social Development

      • Access to clean and affordable energy

      • Digital Transformation and Building Resilient Eco-Systems

      • Solar Mission

      • Cyber Security

      • Waste to Wealth

      • Empowering Startups Ecosystem

    • Indigenous Technology Innovation and Development

      • Indian Science and Technology

      • Indigenous Medicine


This call for collaborative research projects presents a valuable opportunity for Indian researchers to contribute to the vision of a developed and sustainable India by 2047. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the ICSSR website for further details and submission guidelines.

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