Writing Urban India

Writing and publishing Fellowship for early career scholars

Funding period: 1 December 2022 – 30 November 2023
Type of funding: Other Grants

The Writing Urban India (WUI) initiative is a mentoring initiative to nurture early career scholars in writing and publishing on urbanisation in India. WUI is funded by the Urban Studies Foundation (USF), initially anchored by the Centre for Policy Research, and supported by other institutions and individuals in the WUI collective.

The initiative aims to enable candidates with the skills and knowledge required to produce a structured writing output that is academic in nature – through capacity-building workshops, seminars and one-to-one mentorship. The programme follows a hybrid approach, with both online and offline interactions. The WUI is closing a Fellowship programme for a batch of 20 mentees, following on an earlier pilot during 2020-21.

List of WUI Mentors

Professor Amita Bhide (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Dr Anant Maringanti (Hyderabad Urban Lab, Hyderabad)
Dr Ashima Sood (Anant National University, Ahmedabad)
Dr Champaka Rajagopal (Azim Premji University, Bengaluru)
Dr Gautam Bhan (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru)
Professor Gopa Samanta (University of Burdwan, Bardhaman)
Dr Himanshu Burte (Indian Institute for Technology, Bombay)
Professor J. Devika (Centre for Development Studies, Kerala)
Dr Karen Coehlo (Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai)
Dr Lalitha Kamath (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Dr Marie-Hélène Zérah (Research Institute for Development, Marseille)
Dr Mona Mehta (Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad)
Dr Mukta Naik (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi)
Dr Neha Sami (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru)
Dr Partha Mukhopadhyay (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi)
Dr Ratoola Kundu (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Dr Rohit Negi (Ambedkar University, New Delhi)
Dr Susmitha Pati (National Law School, Bengaluru)
Dr Venugopal Maddipati (Ambedkar University, New Delhi)

List of WUI Fellows

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