The Hindu Centre will host on a rotational basis short-term scholars to work on projects for a period of 12 to 16 weeks that will examine issues of more immediacy on the national agenda. Public policy practitioners and bureaucrats would be strong candidates for such scholarships.
Upon completion of the projects, the Public Policy Scholars are expected to produce Papers/Reports containing conclusions or findings based on original explorations of current political or policy issues. The Centre places a premium on studies that will offer fresh perspectives on long-standing challenges or explore new and hitherto unexplored issues on the public agenda, reflecting the changing contours of the wider Indian public discourse.
The conclusions of such explorations should add up to original policy approaches to the issues under study. The Scholars will be paid remuneration for the duration of their studies and will be provided with work stations at the Centre's office in Chennai.
The Hindu is an astounding and vibrant newspaper, its editorials and news are wonderful. I hope this new initiative of The Hindu will enlighten us and help to find a solution to the political as well as bureaucratic crisis our country is facing today. I would suggest a new step called 'Ask an Expert', so that we can ask our questions to the social researchers of the Centre and have discussions.- Debasis Dash
Excellent intiative by The Hindu at the right time. Today what youth lack is informed opinion about many complex issues plaguing democracy causing them to loose faith on the very ideals on which the nation stands. Wish you great success!- Krishna
Seems like a nice initiative. I look forward to follow it. I would request concerned people not only to involve research fellows and experts in the relevant fields but also students. By students I do not mean those in higher education only, it could be anybody who is educated and whose voice is never heard.- Ashutoshvichore