Research consultant (freelance)

As the research and consulting arm, we deliver information that helps, scholars and organizations to understand major developments in science, business affairs, geopolitics, finance, IT, governmental policy and development economics.

We are recruiting freelance research consultants to work with a focused, objective oriented and diverse team. You will help us to support our scholarly research projects, consulting projects and to deliver research projects with a strong interpretation. We are always on the lookout for aspiring as well as experienced research analysts, scholars and fellows.


As a research consultant you will be required to:

  • Prepare and deliver research inputs and reports for academic research, client consulting projects, benchmarking, data collection, interpretation, analysis and presentations.
  • Conduct secondary research, understand, analyse, interpret and report.
  • Develop and design primary research approaches and methodology.

Areas of specialisation

Candidates in the following subjects are invited to apply:

  1. Science
  2. Law
  3. Economics
  4. Finance
  5. Marketing
  6. Political affairs
  7. Geopolitics
  8. IT
  9. Biology


  1. Dedication to work,
  2. Timely delivery of jobs and tasks,
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office,
  4. Proficiency with at least one of the statistical applications such as SPSS, STATA or Eviews,
  5. Ability to work with minimal supervision,
  6. Strong writing skills,
  7. A computer with an internet connection,
  8. Gtalk,
  9. Cell phone,
  10. Bank account,
  11. A valid PAN card


  1. At least a post graduation degree.
  2. At least 6 months’ experience as a research analyst, scholar or fellow.
  3. Needs to be well-versed with at least 1 referencing style (Harvard/ MLA/ APA/ Chicago).

Work hours

You will have flexibility in work hours. However, we do not operate on a delivery-on-deadline basis. All documents are to be sent to Handler before 9 pm IST every day. Sundays and major National holidays are off days.


All new recruits start at Level E for initial training for a week and in response will have to produce research articles. After a week of initial training, you will be moved to level C and will be awarded paid jobs. This pay is revised every 3 months. You will be scored for each job you undertake with us. For all jobs finished and reviewed before 30th of every month. The overall scores for 3 consecutive months determine your Grade. The grades are:

  1. A+ when you score 5 on average for 3 consecutive months,
  2. A when you score 4 on average for 3 consecutive months,
  3. B when you score 3 on average for 3 consecutive months and
  4. C when you score 2 or less for 3 consecutive months.

The pay scale for each level of the writer is given below:

  1. Level A+: INR 1.20 per word.
  2. Level A: INR 0.80 per word.
  3. Level B: INR 0.60 per word.
  4. Level C: INR 0.50 per word.
  5. Level D: INR 0.30 per word.
  6. Level E: INR 0.00 per word


We encourage talent, so when you excel in your performance we award you a bonus. The bonus will be added automatically to the invoice when it is generated and it is evaluated on the basis of scores provided by your handler after they review your job. The scores vary from -5 to 5. A bonus will be awarded when you achieve the following scores for each invoice:

  1. Score 5: INR 2500
  2. Score 4: INR 1500

The signup process

STEP 1: Create your profile on the next page and input correct information as requested.

STEP 2: Check your email and confirm your email address.

STEP 3: After you submit your profile you will be asked to take a brief writing test. The test article will be:

  1. 300 – 350 words on a given topic related to the subjects you will select while submitting your profile. Use the Harvard referencing style for citation.

If our handlers feel very strong about your test then they might consider it for evaluation.

What do we expect from the test?

We expect the following from your test:

  1. You understand the requirements of the test and you are able to critically analyse.
  2. You know about plagiarism and will not commit it in your test.
  3. You are familiar with different citation methods such as:
    1. Harvard
    2. MLA
    3. APA
  4. You can conduct independent research in a time frame.
  5. You know how to present a paper.
  6. You know the English language very well.

Proceed to the next step

Priya Chetty

Partner at Project Guru
Priya is a master in business administration with majors in marketing and finance. She is fluent with data modelling, time series analysis, various regression models, forecasting and interpretation of the data. She has assisted data scientists, corporates, scholars in the field of finance, banking, economics and marketing.

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  1. Nachiket Nishant

    I just took the test and completed in 40 mins but when I clicked on the submit button it showed you don’t have authorized access.

  2. jhankar shivhare

    hi. my application is rejected. can u pls give me the feedback for the same. also let me know how n when i can appear for retest.i beleieve i can do better, its just that i have had choosen a wrong subject. hope for an reconsideration.

  3. Hello, i want to know the last date for applying to this job as i do not have laptop right now but will buy it within few days.

  4. Hello,
    I am a PhD student of International Studies. I am about to submit my PhD in a few days. I am genuinely interested in working with you. Thanks to my career in academics, I am already trained in research writing. To add to the detail, I also have an MPhil degree and have had the opportunity to be employed earlier in multiple research positions.
    My query however lies with the process of payment involved in your company. How do you pay your consultants? I say a consultant because I am interested only in the capacity of being a freelancer. Also, are there are any set working hours for freelance writers?
    Kindly respond to my queries. I will be grateful thus.
    Thanking you,

  5. Can i do this freelance job from my home and online??

  6. D. Bhattacharyya

    Hey, i dont have a master’s degree but a BA.LLB from National Law University Odisha (NLUO), one of the top ranked law schools in in india with about 5 months experience in student assignment writing.

    My question – is post graduate manfatory? Can undergrad from a good law school compensate? I can send my work sample also.

    Eagerly hoping for your reply. Thanks so much.


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