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Writing Successful Applications

Online via Zoom

Workshop The Art and Architecture of Language

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24 - 25 February 2024

Saturday and Sunday

INR 4,500


11:00 AM - 3:30 PM IST

Worldwide Registration Open


About the Workshop

This two-day workshop will dissipate the anxiety we all feel when applying to schools, colleges, postgraduate programs, grants, fellowships, jobs, really when we apply to/for anything.We tend to feel anxious when applying, first, because we view ourselves as independent from what we want to join (a university, institution, company, etc.) and from whom we seek remuneration (scholarships, fellowships, wages, etc.). In the workshop, we’ll work through this mistaken perspective concretely, learning how to write applications to audiences we feel a part of and, hence, allowing juries and decision-makers to see clearly how you’ll be the right fit.Second and more generally, writing – putting words on the page – is an anxiety inducing process. How do I style, argue, and logically organize my application to articulate why I am the right fit in a persuasive way? We’ll answer this question as well with careful, concrete rigor.

About the Professor

Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the editor of Future Perfect: Catastrophe and Redemption in the Contemporary (Kaph 2023) and the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury 2019). Rohit has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. He received the Fulbright IIE and Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowships to pursue years of Arabic language study in Syria and was awarded the Fulbright DDRA and Andrew C. Mellon Fellowship for PhD dissertation research in primary sources in Lebanon. He completed his BA from Harvard College and, as Harvard University’s Paul Williams Fellow to Emmanuel College, was granted an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.


Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful attendance of the workshop.


To register, we can facilitate two modes of payment — either a direct bank transfer to our Indian account or we also have a PayPal link:

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