NDAP Research Awards for Masters and PhD Students – Call for Applications

NITI Aayog in collaboration with Omidyar Network and Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (ISI Delhi) is calling for applications from Masters and PhD students to conduct research using data on National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) and produce a working paper as the final output

The National Data & Analytics Platform (NDAP) is an initiative of the Data Management & Analysis Vertical, NITI Aayog. The platform, which is currently under development, aims to serve as a single point for accessing public Indian government data combined with intuitive visualization and self-service analytics. This is an excellent opportunity for co-creating a high quality public good! 

Duration and Output

The participants are expected to spend 3-4 weeks on their research, from mid December ‘21 to mid-January ‘22. At the end of the research period, the applicants are expected to produce a working paper of 1500-2000 words, with the top 5 to be published on NDAP’s website. 

Remuneration and Awards

The following awards will be offered:

  • First prize for the best research paper: 3,00,000 INR
  • Second prize for the best research paper: 2,00,000 INR
  • Three Third prizes for the best research paper: 1,00,000 INR each
  • Two prizes for best visualizations using NDAP tools: 1,00,000 INR each

Application & Evaluation Process

Interested Masters and PhD students should submit the filled NDAP Research Awards – Application form by 23:59 IST on 20th December 2021. The participants will be provided access to NDAP by 22nd December 2021. The deadline for submission of final papers is 17th January 2022.

The evaluations will be done by a committee of experts. The committee’s decisions will be final and binding. The list of awardees will be announced in early February 2022. 

For more details, please see the attached call for proposals and / or contact ndap.pmu@idinsight.org.