NLSIU invites applications for four (04) positions of Research Fellow under the ‘P. A. Sangma Fellowship for Legal and Policy Research’. It is a Fellowship (12 months) (extendable), based out of Meghalaya. These positions are under the MoU between the Department of Law, Government of Meghalaya and the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.

About the Fellowship

The P. A. Sangma Fellowship for Legal and Policy Research is a research fellowship offered by the Government of Meghalaya exclusively for graduates of NLSIU. 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 Department of Law, Government of Meghalaya on April 04, 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. P. A. Sangma.

The Fellowship is exclusively open to NLSIU students who have graduated in the B.A. LL.B (Hons.), LL.M. and M.P.P. courses. Read more about the MoU here.

Fellowship Details

This is the second cohort of the Research Fellows (2023). These are full-time positions, based out of Meghalaya. These Research Fellows will be mentored, jointly by Nodal Officers of the Government of Meghalaya and NLSIU. The start date of the Fellowship is the first week of July 2023.

Research Fellows will be eligible to receive a monthly stipend of Rupees Sixty Thousand (INR 60,000 per month) as
well as a monthly house rent allowance of Rupees Ten Thousand (INR 10,000 per month).

To read more about the Fellowship as well as testimonials from the first cohort, please read the 2023 Brochure released by the Government of Meghalaya.
To know more about the first cohort of the fellowship, click here.

Who can apply

Candidates with a Bachelor’s or a Master’s Degree from NLSIU, Bangalore

How to apply

Please fill out the Google Form below with:
 Your Updated CV/Resume {not more than two (02) pages}
 A statement of purpose (up to 1000 words)
 Details of two (02) references with contact details

Eligible and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. Upon selection, the Government of Meghalaya will provide the terms of reference for the Fellowship.

To apply, click here.


The last date for submission of applications is 05 June 2023.


By Srishti

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