The KRVIA Research Fellowship Program

The KRVIA, with the objective of promoting active research in the fields of architecture, art, design, technology, humanities and urban studies, has been conducting its fellowship program since 1998. 


This academic year, the Institute as part of the fellowship program invited research proposals from the faculty of the institute who wish to pursue independent research in the area of their interest. The institute in its endeavor to promote, assist and support Faculty Research, is making a provision for two Research Fellows, each of whom will work in collaboration with the selected Faculty, only for a period of 11 months.

To this purpose, applications are being invited from Architecture Graduates across universities who wish to pursue their research interests in any one of the following research projects undertaken by the faculty:


  1. Stories of Density (Ethnographic documentation of communities in the historic bazaar
    area, Mumbai) – Aneerudha Paul
    (Click here to read abstract)

  2. Urban Water Resilience – Jamshid Bhiwandiwala
    (Click to read abstract)


The Applicants need to clearly state their reasons in not more than 300 words as to why they have selected any one of the above mentioned research projects.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview in June 2021.

Selection, appointment and allowances of Research Fellows:

The selection of the research fellow will be based on the suitability of the applicants for the research proposals selected. A brief of the above research projects is put up on the website for the applicants to choose from and send in their applications accordingly. Applicants will need to email in advance along with their application, samples of writing carried out by them in various forms, proof of specialised skills, softwares, portfolio, etc.


The research fellow is expected to spend 30 working hours per week at the Institute. A remuneration of Rs. 150/hour of biometrically 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: Monday, 17th May 2021.

The KRVIA Research fellowship program will commence on 1st July 2021 and end on 31st May 2022.

Interested candidates may please send their applications to:


Sarah George,
Coordinator – KRVIA Research Fellowship Program