Special awards and scholarships

The member of prestigious “Technical Advisory Group” members of United Nations Inter-agency group for Child Mortality Estimation” from the year 2023.

The member of “United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Innovative Methods to Measure the Impact of COVID-19 on Mortality through Surveys and Censuses” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23-26 August 2022

Best paper award in 2nd round of Data-Q-Thon for the article “Assessment of NSSO data on morbidity: Is incidence appropriate for estimation of the burden of disease” organized by National Data Quality Forum (ICMR & Population Council) by Shewli Shabnam & Nandita Saikia, 2020.

RSSS Visiting fellow award by Australian National University, Australia for one and half-months in 2020-2021.

Best paper award for the co-authored paper “Education or Economic Status? Compare their relative effect on prime-age adult death in India using longitudinal Survey” (by Moradhvaj, Nandita Saikia & Wolfgang Lutz) in The Second Asian Population Forum Organised by ADRI, Shanghai University 11-12 October, Shanghai, China.

Awarded early career “Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholar” fellowship by Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (QES-SAVE), University of Toronto, Canada, 2019-2020.

Awarded Post-doctoral fellowship at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna during August 2017-August 2019.

Member of International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), a Scientific panel on “Lifespan Extension with Varying Cause-of-death Trajectories”, 2015-2018.

Awarded Prof P N Mari Bhat Gold Medal for the best Ph.D. thesis for the period 2011-2014 by International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.

Awarded Raja Rao Memorial award from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 2014, for the best research done in the area of Demography in the form of published articles or Ph.D. thesis.

Awarded Max Planck-India fellowship, Max Planck Society, Germany, for collaborative demographic research with scientists from Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany 2012-2015.

Awarded Prof KB Pathak Award from Indian Association of Study of Population (IASP), for the article “Trends and geographic Differentials in mortality under age 60 in India” (published in Population Studies) for methodological innovation in the field of Population and Health, 2011.

The government of India and UGC Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. Course in International Institute for Population Sciences from 9 May 2007 to 9 December 2010.

Silver Medal Winner in Master in Population Studies, 2005-2006, IIPS, Mumbai.

The government of India Fellowship for pursuing MPS/M Phil Course in International Institute for Population Sciences from 11 July 2005 to 31 December 2006.

State Merit Scholarship during Higher Secondary classes from Assam State Government, 1997-1999.

Hemanta Koushik Memorial Award for best performance in HSLC examination at the sub-district level, 1997