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Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi!

Duration: One year (probation for 3 months), extendable; full-time/regular.

Qualification & Eligibility Criteria:

  • M.A/M.Phil. in any Social Science Discipline with an interest in China or East Asia.

  • Excellent research, writing, editing and communication skills.

  • Good working knowledge of Canva, MS Office, Zoom and other technical skills.

  • Willing to take up administrative responsibilities, with ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines.

  • Language proficiency is desirable and would be considered as an additional asset.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researching and writing on topics related to China or East Asia.

  • Assisting research faculty on various projects.

  • Organizing events, writing newsletters and mails, handling website.

Consolidated Remuneration: 

Consolidated remuneration of Rs 30,000/- will be paid per month. Preference will be given to candidates having some prior experience. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.

Application Requirements: 

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position

  • Résumé

  • A brief proposal (2000 words) on a topic of your interest (must include China or East Asia)

  • Two writing samples (published or drafts)

  • Two letters of recommendation


To apply, you may send in your documents (in a single .pdf file) via e-mail to the Honorary Director, ICS at, with a copy to with the subject line: Application for the Position of Research Assistant.

Please submit your application by 15 January 2023.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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