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The IAWS President’s Award for the best paper presented in the National Conference

It is being instituted with the primary purpose of encouraging participation in IAWS’ national conferences, promoting quality research in women’s studies, enabling documentation of experiences of women’s movements, and developing feminist methodology. The Best Paper will be a fully written paper submitted and presented at the National Conference.

Vina Mazumdar Memorial Fund (VMMF)

Vina Mazumdar Memorial Fund (VMMF) @ Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS) & Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS) -Annual VMMF-IAWS Young Research Scholars’ Award for Published Papers/Articles that focus on Women/Gender in Asia

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 2020 to 31st December 2022.

• Scholars/Authors should be based in India

• The age of the awardee to be not more than 35 years as on 31st December 2022

• 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 : 15th July 2023

The jury will comprise of distinguished scholars nominated by the VMMF and the IAWS. Two selected paper will be given an award of Rs. 20,000/- each , 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: director@cwds.ac.in
By Post: The Director, CWDS, 25 Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001


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