Young Research Scholars Award

Vina Mazumdar Memorial Fund (VMMF) @ Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS)


Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS)

Invite Entries of Published Papers/Articles for the

Annual VMMF- IAWS  Young Research Scholars’ Award

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entries are to be research papers based on work in any social science and humanities discipline – published or accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals
  • The work should focus on Women/Gender in Asia.
  • The period of publication (or acceptance for publication) from which entries will be considered should be between  1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018
  • Scholars/Authors should be based in India
  • The age of the awardee to be not more than 35 years as on
  • December 2018
  • Entries may be sent along with proof of age, residence and institutional location in India
  • Joint authorship papers will be considered provided both authors fulfil the eligibility criteria
  • Those applying are requested to send entries along with documents as proof of eligibility
  • Papers accepted for publication may be forwarded along with letter of acceptance.

The last date for receipt of papers : 20th February, 2019

The jury will comprise of distinguished scholars nominated by the VMMF and the IAWS.

The selected paper will be given an award of Rs. 20,000/- , which will be shared in case there is more than one author

VMMF-IAWS request Senior scholars to encourage young research scholars to apply. 

The paper should be sent by email to:

By Post: Director, CWDS, 25 Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001