The KRVIA Research Fellowship Program

The KRVIA has been conducting its Research Fellowship Program since 1998 with the intent of promoting active research in the fields of architecture, design, art, technology, humanities and urban studies. In this regard, the Institute offers an opportunity by inviting research proposals from the faculty of the institute who wish to pursue independent research in the area of their interest. The KRVIA in its endeavor to promote, assist and support Faculty Research, makes a provision for two Research Fellows, each of whom will work in collaboration with the selected Faculty, only for a period of 11 months.

Further details and guidelines for application to the KRVIA Research Fellowship Program 2021-22 will be put up shortly.

Past Calls for Fellowship

Fellowship experiences

As a fellow at KRVIA I gained the skill and confidence required to carry out research in the realm of architecture and urban studies. I joined the program to be able to expand my knowledge on the social issues that came into being as a by-product of architectural and planning decisions. The fellowship at KRVIA was a great addition as a premaster’s program that laid the foundation to be able to ask questions to difficult problems, gather data, conduct analysis, and find a way forward. The immense knowledge available at the KRVIA library is one of the best resources and the faculty are easily approachable and helpful. This fellowship program also gave me the opportunity to meet and connect with professional individuals and organisations outside KRVIA that shared my interest in understanding and helping the urban community.
Glenda Dias
Fellow, KRVIA
The Research Fellowship 2019-20 at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA) initiated a descriptive dialogue between research and academics as subsets of each other. The course of the research project 'City of Invisible Islands' with Prof. Sandeep Menon looked into questions of ecological evolution and representation, where the state of landscape urbanism was discussed and then taken forward as a Winter Elective where the participants were to expand and represent using the framework. Similar enquiries were then explored through teaching at the school as a part of the fellowship, where the studio was observed as an exercise to host an exchange with the peers and to frame tangible deliverables through an effective reviewing process. Personally, this fellowship brings out an intersection of formal research and teaching that makes academics a space for participation and production.
Adwait Adke
Fellow, KRVIA