MFF-NAPSWI Scholarships

In collaboration with the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI), the Foundation offers scholarships to support field research in the core areas of the Foundation's work. The theme of this year’s scholarship is Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace (PSHW). For successful candidates, the outcome of the field research will be published on the Martha Farrell Foundation and NAPSWI websites.


The purpose of this year's scholarship is to encourage research on issues that emerge due to implementation and/or lack of the recently enacted Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The focus is on the practices and policies implemented in the wake of this Act, and compliance mechanisms being implemented as mandated by the law across diverse workspaces.

Value of the Scholarships

Two scholarships, for an amount of Rs.25,000 each, payable in two instalments, will support the students for 8-12 weeks in the fieldwork phase. They will be awarded to one female and one male student. For those applicants from outside of Delhi, they will also cover the cost of stay in PRIA for an orientation and reporting period at the commencement and completion of the fieldwork.


The scholarship is awarded to two full time students of MA Social Work. Students are selected from across India by a three-member committee consisting of academics and practitioners in the field of social work and related subjects. Students must be Indian citizens with a good academic record. They must show demonstrated and/or expressed interest in the specific topic for this year's award namely prevention of sexual harassment at workplace. This research can be clubbed with block field placement, where applicable.


The scholarship is offered in collaboration with National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI). The research paper/report may get published on websites of Martha Farrell Foundation (MFF) and NAPSWI.


The successful candidates are announced during NAPSWI's Indian Social Work Congress which is organised annually. They are required to spend a total of two weeks in PRIA before the start and end of field work placement/research for an orientation and submission of final report.

Guiding Questions/Points for Application:

Please discuss your field work placements' focus area and experience.

What are your reasons for applying for this scholarship?

How does your current thematic focus align with the research topic for which scholarship is awarded?

Please throw some light on your career goal.