The KRVIA Research Fellowship Programme

Call for Proposals -2023


The KRVIA has been conducting its Research Fellowship Program since 1998 with the intent of promoting active research in the disciplines of architecture, design, art, technology, humanities and urban studies. The KRVIA Research Fellowship Program is offered to TWO research fellows, who have completed their graduation in architecture and wish to pursue independent research in their area of interest, for a period of 11 months.

Selection, appointment and allowances of Research Fellows: The selection of the Research Project proposed by the interested candidate will be based on the submission of research proposal, as per the prescribed format, along with a CV. A panel comprising the Director, the Dean of Research and Academic Development and the KRVIA Research Fellowship Coordinator will formulate a clear marking system indicating the parameters and other criteria on which the selection will be made.

The research fellow is expected to spend 20 working hours per week at the Institute. A remuneration of Rs. 150/hour of biometric logged in time will be paid to the research fellow by the Institute. The institute will not provide for any travel or other allowances incurred by the research fellow during the course of the appointment. If the research project is prolonged beyond the assigned period of 11 months, the Institute shall not be responsible for compensating the research fellow for any additional work. 50% of the payable amount per month (as per logged in time) will be released every month, 25% will be released after approval of adequate work by the Review Panel quarterly and 25% will be released on adequate completion at the end of the project. If performance is found to be inadequate, the stipulated amount for that review will be withheld till adequate improvements are made and shown during the next Panel review. Thus, it is in the researchers’ best interest to produce good quality work for every review. No requests for part release of amount etc. will be entertained in between reviews or any advances in any circumstance.

Please note the research fellow cannot hold any appointment, paid or otherwise or receive emoluments that may directly conflict with or affect their performance during the tenure of the fellowship.

Applicants holding an equivalent fellowship affiliated to another University/Academic Institution need not apply.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: Saturday, 15th April 2023

The KRVIA Research fellowship programme will commence on 5th June 2023 and end on 30th April 2024.

Interested candidates may please send their applications to:

Sarah George,
Coordinator – KRVIA Research Fellowship Programme


Past Calls for Fellowship

Fellowship experiences

KRVIA Fellowship Program 2021 – 2022 “Urban Water Resilience in Mumbai: An integrated approach to water sensitive urban design in the city” The KRVIA fellowship program for the academic year 2021 – 2022 provided the opportunity to explore several aspects of urban water systems in the city in the context of climate change and rapid urban development. The fellowship framework allowed for a flexible research methodology through remote-sensing and indirect data collection during the pandemic. The final research took the form of a volume, a complete source for further reference and understanding of urban water resilience from various perspectives. For an aspiring researcher such as myself, the fellowship was an important exercise in the pursuit of academic research in the field of architecture and urban theory.
Kahin Vasi
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