Major Research projects were granted by UGC, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute for Asian Studies, Ministry of Culture, Indian Council of Historical Research, and Indian Council of Social Science Research to scholars associated with IRISH.

     Research Projects in IRISH (successfully completed)

  1. Decolonization of the Portuguese Pockets in India and the Indian National Leaders
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. K. S. Mathew, Sponsor: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute , Kolkatta
    Duration : Two years
  2. Peasant Migration to Wayanad and Its Impact on Tribal People 1930-1990
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Joy Varkey, Sponsor: Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
    Duration : Two years
  3. Indian Ship Building and Navigation and Portuguese Maritime Activities in India during the Sixteenth Century
    Principal Investigator: Dr. K. S. Mathew, Sponsor: University Grants Commission, New Delhi under Emeritus Fellowship
  4. Ship Building and Navigation on the Western Coast of India with Special Reference to the Malabar Coast during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. K. S. Mathew, Sponsor: Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi under Senior Research Fellowship
    Duration : Two years
  5. Education in Colonial and Post Colonial Malabar: A Socio-Economic Study 1920-2006 Sponsor: Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. K. S. Mathew, Associate Investigator: Dr. Joshy Mathew
    Duration : Two years
  6. Human Development and Economic Growth: A Study with respect to Kerala
    Principal Investigator: Sebastian T.K, Sponsor: University Grants Commission
    Duration : Two years
  7. Time as an Economic resource: Valuation and Use pattern in Households at various Stages of Development.
    Principal Investigator: Sebastian T.K, Sponsor: University Grants Commission
    Duration : Two years
  8. The Problem of Hunger and Malnutrition- A Study among the Tribes of Kerala
    Principal investigator: Dr. N.J. Saleena, Sponsor: UGC
    Duration 2 years

Research Projects in progress

  1. Economy and Society in Malabar and the Portuguese (1500-1663)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. K.S.Mathew, Sponsor: Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi under Senior Academic Fellowship
    Duration. 2 years
  2. French Settlements in south India: Social and Cultural Changes 1674-1954
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Joy Varkey, Sponsor: University Grants Commission, New Delhi (PDF)
    Duration: Two years
  3. Tribals and Their Livelihood: The Role of the NTFTS in the Development of Tribal Economy of Kerala: A Socio-Economic Study
    Principal Investigator: Dr. V. P. Raghavan, Sponsor: Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
    Duration : Two years
  4. Agrarian Revolts in Kerala: A Case Study of Wayanad
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Joshy Mathew, Sponsor: Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
    Duration : Two years
  5. Regressive Effects of Tribal Poverty and Hidden Hunger – Need for an Effective Strategy
    Principal investigator: Dr. N.J.Saleena, Sponsor: UGC
    Duration : 2 Years