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Call for Applications | P A Sangma Fellowship

April 22, 2022

We are happy to announce that the applications for the P A Sangma Fellowship are now open!

The P. A. Sangma Fellowship for Legal and Policy Research is a fellowship by the Government of Meghalaya for the graduates of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. The fellowship looks to expose students to the complex social and economic challenges of Meghalaya, a Sixth Schedule State, and generate interventions after analysing legal and policy frameworks in collaboration with senior policymakers of the government.

The University signed an MoU with the Government of Meghalaya on April 4, 2022 to jointly offer this Fellowship for Legal and Policy Research. The fellowship is named after the former chief minister of Meghalaya and speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri. Purno A. Sangma. The Fellowship is open to graduates from the B.A.LL.B (Hons.), LLM, and Masters in Public Policy programmes of NLSIU.

Read more about the MoU signing here.

Selection Process

For applying to the fellowship, candidates need to send the following to in a single PDF document:

  • A statement of purpose (maximum 1000 words) indicating precisely why they are the best fit for the fellowship and how they will be able to contribute effectively using their skillsets.
  • Updated CV of not more than two pages
  • Two reference letters, either both academic or one academic and one professional. Students with work experience must submit a professional reference letter. Students without work experience may submit internship reference letters, if they consider to do so.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview. Upon selection, the Government of Meghalaya will provide the terms of reference for the fellowship. The last date to receive applications is May 10, 2022.

Brochure released

For details on Scope of Work, Eligibility, Term of the Fellowship, Stipend, Selection Process and FAQs, please view the brochure here.