National Child Rights Research Fellowship 2022 - 23

Organization: CRY - Child Rights and You

Apply By: 30 Sep 2022

National Child Rights Research Fellowship 2022 - 23

Child Rights and You (CRY) announces its 12th National Child Rights Research Fellowship 2022-23 and invites applications from interested persons to research on various dimensions of child rights. Till date, CRY has awarded 56 fellowships. CRY is committed to changing the way children experience childhoods, by being strategic in our choice of issues, approaches and utilization of resources to maximize our impact on children. CRY believes in encouraging a community of child rights researchers who will promote and advocate child rights. Through this research fellowship, we seek a combination of formal and informal approaches to explore and discover simple and complex truths about the interplay of culture, ethics and policies determining childhoods.

 Focus Areas:

  • Various aspects of children and childhoods and their relationship with other stakeholders such as peers, parents, family, community and state.
  • Child health, child nutrition, child protection and child development.
  • Role of children in decision making at home, school, community, etc.
  • Exploring and examining child learning and child participation.
  • Scientific evidences generation on any other issues of child rights violation.


  • Applicants should be Indians residing in India and above the age of 18 years.
  • If your proposal is part of a submission to any academic institution or if you are already receiving funding for conduct of the research proposed, it will be ineligible for this fellowship.


  • Applicants may choose to work in any Indian language including English. 
  • Your application needs to clearly mention the language in which you will submit the research report.
  • As the assessment of your research proposal will be conducted in English, please also include an English translation of the proposal, CV and sample of published or unpublished work.

 Grant Size:

  • Upto 5 fellowships ranging from Rs.50, 000 to Rs.1 lakh will be awarded.
  • The fellowship grant will be released in installments against specific deliverables.
  • CRY will not fund any capital expenditure incurred by the fellow.
  • Fellows are free to continue their primary occupation.


  • The duration of the fellowship is one year.


  • Research findings will be made available to activists, academics, development practitioners and interested general public through multiple forums, including language translations to influence the course of the debate on child rights and the best interest principle.


  • Fellows will retain authorship of the final research report. However, they should take written permission from CRY before publishing their research.

Essential requirements:

  • A three-page proposal in the prescribed format, which briefly explains your topic of study, objectives and research question within a framework, proposed methodology, time lines, a reading list of related literature/existing studies on the subject and a detailed budget
  • A two-page updated CV in the prescribed format
  • A sample of your published or unpublished paper/article or any documentation done on a related theme.
  • Names, phone numbers and email addresses of two referees willing to furnish a reference for you.


  • Shortlisted Fellows will make themselves available for a video call with the NCRRF Selection Committee.
  • The names of the fellowship awaredees will be announced on www.cry.org in November 2022.
  • Selected fellows should participate either online/offline  in an Initial Workshop to share research plans and gain from the collective experience in November 2022.
  • Fellows will mentored by expert during research work.
  • Fellows will attend online/offline an Interim Workshop and an Annual Sharing Workshop at the close of their fellowship.
  • CRY will sponsor travel, boarding and lodging for all these meetings.
  • Fellows can share their ideas and future plans with members of the CRY assessment team.

 Submission of Application:

  • Last Date for submission is 30th September, 2022.
  • For Proposal format, CV format and other information please follow the https://www.cry.org/ncrrf/ or visit website www.cry.org
  • Please E-mail your application to: research@crymail.org
  • In the absence of internet access you may send your application by post to

 The Documentation Centre

CRY-Child Rights and You,

189 A, Anand Estate,

Sane Guruji Marg, Mumbai 400011.




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