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We accept applications throughout the year, and we encourage you to contact a FLAME faculty member before submitting an application.


To promote cutting-edge research, advance international presence and foster a strategic alliance with the larger academic community, FLAME University will invite mid-career to senior/distinguished scholars and practitioners in the areas of Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Management and Social Sciences. Scholars who are actively conducting interdisciplinary research and have made substantive contributions in their fields are welcome to explore this programme.

What can scholars expect under this programme?

This fully residential programme will host scholars from a minimum of 8 weeks to 24 weeks. Visiting scholars that are foreign nationals must possess a valid visa that will enable them to visit FLAME University to plan and execute their research. While FLAME University will provide all necessary documentation for applying for an appropriate visa, the responsibility of obtaining a visa will rest with the visiting scholar.

All scholars under this program will receive administrative and logistical support (e.g., visa, accommodation, library access, internet, etc.) from FLAME University during their visit. Additionally, FLAME University may commit travel support (economy class roundtrip air fare) and a consolidated honorarium to the scholars hosted under this programme.

Who can apply?

The candidate applying to the Visiting Scholars Program must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Must be an Associate Professor (or above) at top universities globally / or top schools in respective disciplines/regions. Candidates from India must be a full-time faculty member (Associate Professor or above) from IITs, IIMs, IISERs or a public/private university/institute that has been declared as an Institute of Eminence (IoE) by the Government of India.
  • Must have at least 5 publications in top journals in the area of proposed work.

How to apply?

All interested scholars should find a collaborating faculty member at FLAME. The FLAME faculty member (‘Host Faculty’) in collaboration with the potential scholar would then submit a 1500-to-2000-word joint proposal*to the Vice Chancellor (VC), through the Dean. The proposal will be evaluated based on its potential high-impact contribution to the field and its ability to demonstrate how the presence of the visiting scholar may advance FLAME’s mission to emerge as a leading research university. The proposal must include the following items:

  • The objective(s) of the study
  • Data and methods
  • The nature of collaboration: defining the roles and responsibilities of the collaborators
  • Timeline of the project
  • A concise, updated resume of the visiting scholar, with a list of 5 recent publications (with DOIs)
  • expected outcome(s): Clearly specify the anticipated deliverables (i.e., peer-reviewed journal articles; book contracts; chapters in edited volume; developing proposals for high-impact large international grants; patents etc.) expected out of this temporary engagement. Other academic activities as part of deliverables may include conducting joint research workshops/consortiums, certificate courses, teaching collaborations/co-teaching responsibilities (will include some grading duties for the scholar)
  • The scholar and the host faculty may choose 1 or more of the above options as the deliverables to be accomplished during the residency term

Intellectual Property Rights

Any work produced during the visiting scholar’s term at FLAME University, either solely or jointly with the host faculty, will need to have a FLAME University affiliation. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) will be owned by jointly by the scholar (her/his organization) and FLAME University as agreed during the contract finalization.

*the host faculty in consultation with the scholar should include the following details as an Annexure to the research proposal

  • Does the visiting scholar need accommodation?
    • On campus (Yes/No)
    • Outside (Yes/No)
    • If outside, will the cost be borne by FLAME or by the visiting scholar? (Yes/No)
  • Will the visiting scholar need dining facility?
    • On campus (Yes/No)
    • Outside (Yes/No)
    • If outside, will the cost be borne by FLAME or by the visiting scholar? (Yes/No)
  • Does the visiting scholar have a valid visa? Is the visa appropriate for paying an honorarium? (Yes/No)
  • Will the visiting scholar need registration under FRS? (Yes/No)
  • Will the visiting scholar need local conveyance? (Yes/No)
  • List any laboratory & computing facility required by the visiting scholar
  • List any consumables required by the visiting scholar
  • Will the visiting scholar be involved in teaching any courses during the term? Specify details such as course name, # of hours (anticipated).