Child Rights Research Fellowship

Deadline has been passed


Respecting children as sovereign, equal members is a step towards recognizing their voices in defining their best interest as participants.

Child Rights and You (CRY) is celebrating 11th year of NCRRF and welcomes applications from interested individuals in exploring the various dimensions of child rights through research. The Fellowship programme enters its eleventh year and research 54 fellowships have been awarded by CRY till date. As an organisation, CRY is committed to changing the way children experience childhood by being strategic in our choice of issues, approaches and utilization of resources to maximize our impact on children.


Possible Focus Areas

Researchers are welcome to expand and interpret themes, based on their experiences and larger vision for ensuring child rights.

  • Various aspects of children and childhoods and their relationship with other stakeholders such as peers, parents, family, community and state.
  • Researching child rights focused thematic – child health, child nutrition, child protection and child development.
  • Role of children in decision making arenas such as home, school, community etc.
  • Exploring and examining in depth agency of the child and learning child participation.
  • Understanding relationship between ethnicity, inequality and conflict experienced by children.
  • Evidence building on any form of child rights violations.



Applicants should be Indians residing in India, above the age of 18 years. If your proposal is part of a submission to any academic institution or if you are already receiving funding for conduct of the research proposed, it will be ineligible for this fellowship.


Applicants may choose to work in any Indian language including English. Your application needs to clearly mention the language in which you will submit the report. As the assessment of your research proposal will be conducted in English, please also include an English translation of the proposal, CV and writing sample.

Grant Sizes:

Up-to 5 fellowships ranging from Rs.50, 000 to Rs.1 lakh will be awarded. Fellows are free to continue their primary occupation. The fellowship grant will be released in installments against specific deliverables. CRY will not fund any capital expenditure incurred by the fellow.