The Takshashila Scholarship Programme - Application Salutation Ms Mr Dr Other Full name ?Please enter your name as in passport, degree/diploma/SSLC marks card, Aadhaar (UID), driving license or bank account. Mailing Address ?Please provide your current mailing address for correspondence relating to this course. Contact Phone: ?Please enter a complete phone number where we might contact you. Email Address: ?Please ensure that you give us a valid email address where you can receive messages. This is the primary means of correspondence. Twitter ?Please enter your Twitter handle if you have one (e.g. @PragatiMag). If you do not have one, please enter "None". Skype ?We recommend that all participants have a Skype ID. If you do not have one, please enter "None". Date of Birth ?(DD/MM/YYYY) Current Occupation Name of Employer/School Are you or have been a Takshashila GCPP student? If yes, which year? Highest Educational Qualification ?Include: the name of the qualification, institution, place and period it was acquired. e.g. B.Sc, National College, Bangalore, 1994-1997 Details of your educational background (from SSLC/Std 10 and above) ?Include: the name of the qualification, institution, place and period it was acquired. e.g. SSLC National High School, Bangalore, 1990 PUC National College, Bangalore 1991-1993 Please provide brief details of your previous engagement in public affairs including uniformed groups, social service, political work, NGO involvement, etc Please mention awards and public recognition you have received, in an area relevant to this application In no more than 250 words, explain your previous research experience. Else, explain why public policy matters. ?Be brief and to the point. In no more than 500 words, write a proposal for a policy research project: ?The proposal should provide a background and justification for the research, a clear set of hypotheses or goals, and methodology to achieve said goals. The proposal will be judged on the following criteria: Importance of the research topic and whether the field is emergent in nature Uniqueness of research idea and/or methodology Feasibility of whether the research can be completed in stipulated time and with minimal expenses. Please provide links to your top five best pieces of writing. Also, give a link to your active blog (if any) ?In descending order of importance, please provide links to up to five of your best pieces of writing. This can include policy briefs, blog posts, published articles, research reports and more. Your communication and technical writing ability will primarily be tested based on the quality of the listed documents. Please provide two references of individuals who know you in a professional or academic context: ?Include name, designation/occupation, email address and phone number. e.g. Mr Rajaram Rao Professor, Government College, Hyderabad email@example.com +91 9001001001 I hereby certify that the information provided above is true and correct. I understand that my application and scholarship is liable to be rendered null and void in case any of the information is found to be false or inaccurate.