Call For Applications – Research Fellow And Senior Resident Fellow (Tax Law)

Vidhi invites applications for the post of Research Fellow and Senior Resident Fellow with a specialisation in taxation law for its office in New Delhi. 

About Vidhi

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is an independent think tank doing legal research and assisting government in making better laws. Vidhi is committed to producing legal research of the highest standard with the aim of informing public debate and contributing to improved governance. Vidhi works with Ministries of the Government of India and State Governments, as well as other public institutions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. Vidhi also conducts and freely disseminates independent research in areas of legal reform which it believes is critical to India’s future. Vidhi currently has its main office in New Delhi. 

Focus areas for the fellowship

Tax law which will include direct taxation, indirect taxation and allied issues.

Role Description

Fellows will work as an integral part of Vidhi and will be required to undertake research, analysis and legislative drafting for engaged projects as well as independent projects taken on by Vidhi at its own behest. She/he will be expected to work on engaged projects with governments and commissions by providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. The fellow will also work on independent projects on critical legal issues, where she/he will endeavour to propose reforms to existing laws, thereby intending to have a significant impact in the development of such laws. The expected output from the research work will be in the form of research reports and draft legislations and regulations. 

Eligibility Criteria

Essential requirements

A bachelor’s degree in law; 

Demonstrable interest in the field of tax law; 

Desirable requirements

Candidates with master’s and doctoral degrees in the above-mentioned disciplines, and/or comparable work experience; 

Candidates who have academic publications to their credit in the above-mentioned disciplines. 


Hiring is invited at two levels:

Research Fellow: 0-5 years of relevant experience

Senior Resident Fellow: 5+ years of relevant experience


Full time position based in Delhi for a minimum duration of one year. Renewal is subject to mutual agreement between the Research Director and the fellow. 

Number of fellowships

There are two (2) fellowships on offer at two levels:

One (1) Research Fellow

One (1) Senior Resident Fellow


A competitive remuneration package corresponding to experience and qualifications shall be offered. 

Application Process

Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to with the subject line “Application for [Research Designation] – Tax Law”: 

1) Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) in not more than two A4 pages; 

2) A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words); 

3) Names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted for references; 

4) Any published or unpublished writing sample in the area of tax law (not to exceed 1000 words). 

The deadline to submit applications is 25th December 2017. Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.