Young Researchers’ Fellowship Program

BIGD Young Researchers’ Fellowship (YRF) Program is a tailored training program for budding social science researchers, featuring experiential learning on research methodology and other crucial research skills. The program has three key components: a) training on applied research methods, b) hands-on experience with different components of social science research, and c) mentoring from senior researchers on social science research.

We are looking for people who are passionate about research, hungry to learn and improve, and have the ambition to excel and build an impactful knowledge institute. If you think you fit the bill, APPLY NOW for the 2024 cohort.

Opportunities for TRA

TRAs will be able to:

  • Learn about study design, instrument development, quality assurance, and monitoring of all aspects of fieldwork
  • Get hands-on experience in writing reports/articles from analysis
  • Learn other research-related management skills
  • Potentially get an opportunity to join BIGD as a full-time research associates (chosen participants)
  • Be able to pursue a research career using the skills acquired from the program

Apart from being grounded in a rich assortment of theories, approaches, and ideas, the fellowship is also intended to be pedagogically diverse. As a YRF trainee, you will learn in the classroom and from the field, immersing yourself in previous and ongoing social science research.


  • Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible to apply to the program
  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a reputed national or international university
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4) or equivalent in at least one university-level degree
  • Age no more than 30 years
  • Strong interest in developing skills in relevant research tools
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking aptitude
  • Active interest in national and global current affairs, economics, and politics
  • Must be committed to adhering to academic integrity
  • Must be respectful towards others


  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Prior research experience would be welcome


Dhaka, Bangladesh. However, field visits will be required. Openness to travel and live in modest (but safe) conditions will be required.


All selected participants will receive a monthly honorarium.

Application Deadline

20th May 2024