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Call for Applications | Visiting Fellow for Regulatory Governance project

October 7, 2021

NLSIU invites applications for the role of Visiting Fellow for its Regulatory Governance Project. The two-year project, which was initiated earlier this year, seeks to develop a cross-cutting view on regulatory governance in India.

About the Project

The project aims to ‘restock the regulatory toolkit’ for India by identifying the legal structures and norms of regulatory authorities and their parent bodies that best serve to create autonomous and accountable institutions. This understanding is intended to assist policymakers and regulators in shaping targeted improvements in regulatory frameworks and practices, and enhance their understanding of the potential for new technologies in the twenty-first century.

As part of this initiative, NLSIU is currently assisting regulators to make their regulations more effective. This involves, among other things, frequent interface with regulators to understand existing challenges, and assessment of emerging risks that regulations should address. This cross-cutting research is supported by Omidyar Network India, an investment firm focused on social impact.

Visiting Fellow

Part-time legal researchers and professionals with expertise in the financial services sector, who can assist the NLSIU team as part of their regulatory initiatives. Candidates will be required to commit a specific number of hours every week for the project. Remuneration will be discussed based on the experience of the candidate and the time committed to the project.

Due to COVID-related restrictions, engagement will be on a hybrid basis.

Who can apply?

  • A degree in law, and either a Masters degree or extensive professional experience
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with contemporary law and policy issues in the financial sector, along with demonstrable expertise in regulatory governance

How to apply?

Write to with the subject heading “Application for Visiting Fellow in the Regulatory Governance project” with –

  • Your CV
  • A published writing sample or extract on an issue of law or public policy (not more than 2000 words)
  • A short statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)

Deadline for applications is October 15, 2021