CCS Research Fellowship Program
The Research Fellowship Program aims to
CCS become a national resource centre in the areas of license & livelihood and
Provide an opportunity to motivated citizens to promote livelihood freedom and
good governance through grassroots level research
Utilize and hone valuable RAW (Research, Analysis and Writing) skills
License & Livelihood: Good
intentioned licenses, laws, rules and regulations actually prevent people,
particularly people with low capital and skills, from earning an honest living.
This projects documents the rules and regulations to be cleared to start an
entry-level profession such as street hawkers, cycle rickshaw pullers.
The study includes:
What is supposed to be: The legal process of starting and operating
What is the reality: The status of compliance, ignorance and violations of
regulations and their negative effects on entry level livelihoods.
Any of the following professions could be studied in your city/ town:
there is no legal permission required to pursue the livelihood then you may
study the present status of the employed in the profession..
Study the performance of government departments and documenting innovations in
The study includes:
Departments of the local/ municipal/
state or national government that are the most urgent concern of citizens
(municipal services, education, healthcare and such)
Case studies of innovative schemes or
programs which involve public-private partnership or greater participation of
the community to improve the quality of public services with more
accountability, transperancy, efficiency, responsiveness, customer satisfaction.
The Fellowship is open to everybody but requires approval of CCS before starting
the project in order to avoid
The fellowship amount will be provided after the submission of the
CCS reserves the right to with-hold payment in case the paper does not
measure to minimum standards.
Minimum Standards of the Final Report:
Provides answers to all questions as mentioned in the Plan of Action.
Provides supporting documents (example, licenses, application forms,
government reports, surveys)
Includes a Review by a professional/ professor in the geographical area
of the project.
Language has to be English or Hindi
The report must be submitted within the time period agreed upon at the
Fellows will be given a Fellowship of Rs 5,000 and a Certificate after the
report and the supporting documents are found to be satisfactory by the
standards of CCS
Fellows are encouraged to publish their findings in a local daily or magazine.
Select Fellows will be invited to present their Reports at CCS seminars across
Orientation material and specific research material on selected projects
will be provided to the approved fellows.
Please send the application form to
Parth Shah, President of the Centre at the
address given below. If you have any more queries, please contact us at
Centre for Civil Society
K-36 Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110016, India
Phone: 011-2653 7456/ 26521882 Fax: 011-2651 2347
Letís fight together for livelihood
freedom and good governance!