ICSSR Fellowships for Indian Students 2019-2020

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ICSSR Fellowships for Indian Students 2019-2020

Eligibility For the ICSSR Fellowship 2019

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Doctoral Fellowships:

A) Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowship

3.1 The candidates must have confirmed PhD registration (Research Degree Committee (RDC) approved) at any of the institutions mentioned at 1.1 above on the last date of application.

3.2 Minimum 50% marks in Graduation and 55% in Post-Graduation or equivalent grades in any Social Science disciplines. Five per cent (5%) relaxation of marks will be given to the SC/ST candidates;

3.3 NET/SLET/M Phil from a recognized university or the candidates who are registered after qualifying Research Entrance Test (RET) conducted by a university;

3.4 The scholar should not be more than 40 years of age on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with benchmark disability candidates;

3.5 Candidates who have already availed UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/Rajiv Gandhi Doctoral Fellowship (RGDF)/ Maulana Azad Doctoral Fellowship (MADF)/ICSSR/ICAR/CSIR/ ICPR/ICMR/ICHR awardees are not eligible to apply.

B) Institutional Doctoral Fellowship

3.6 All conditions of the Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowship (3.1 to 3.5) would apply to Institutional Doctoral Fellowship, which is administered through the ICSSR Research Institutes.

C) Short Term Fellowship

3.7 A doctoral student who has not availed ICSSR or any other fellowship (refer 3.5 above) and completed at least two years of research work for Ph. D. Degree at any of the institutions mentioned at 1.1 above is eligible to apply for Short-term Fellowship.

D) Contingency Grant

3.8 This is a one-time grant awarded to a registered Ph. D. scholar at any of the institutions mentioned at 1.1 above, who is at an advanced stage of his/her research work, and not availed ICSSR or any other fellowship (refer 3.5 above) is eligible to apply for Contingency Grant for the purpose of field trip, stationery and computer-related expenses.

Postdoctoral Fellowship:

2.1 The scholar should not be more than 45 years of age on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates;

2.2 The scholar must possess a PhD degree in any of the social science disciplines at the time of application.

2.3 A fellow is required to affiliate himself/herself to an ICSSR Research Institute/ institutes of national importance as approved by MHRD/ government research institutes/ UGC recognized Indian university including deemed university/college having approved PhD programme and requisite research infrastructure of his/her choice. Funds are disbursed through the affiliating/administering institution.

2.4 Faculties with regular service in publicly funded universities/colleges and research institutes getting UGC pay-scales may be considered for pay protection in exceptionally meritorious cases to be decided by the Expert Committees of the ICSSR.

2.5 The selected fellow has to work under the guidance of a senior social scientist (not below Associate Professor with sufficient research supervision, experience and publications). The supervisor should not be superannuated and be in employment at the affiliating institution in the same discipline as that of the applicant. In the case of inter-disciplinary proposals, the supervisor should have proven expertise in the area of research proposed by the scholar. The selection of the supervisor is subject to the approval of the ICSSR.

Senior Fellowships:

2.1 The scholar should not be less than 45 and more than 70 years of age on the last date of application.

2.2 The scholar must possess a PhD degree in any of the social science disciplines with outstanding research publications at the time of application.

2.3 Senior government and defence officers (not less than 25 years of regular service) and persons with proven Social Science expertise possessing a Ph. D. degree in any social science disciplines and demonstrable research experience through publications of books/research papers/reports can also apply.

2.4 A fellow is required to affiliate himself/ herself to an ICSSR Research Institute/ institutes of national importance as approved by MHRD/ government research institute/ UGC recognized Indian university including deemed university of his/her choice. Funds are disbursed through the affiliating/administering institution.

2.5 Faculties with regular service in publicly funded universities/colleges and research institutes getting UGC pay-scales may be considered for pay protection in exceptionally meritorious cases to be decided by the Expert Committees of the ICSSR.

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