Name of the organisation/Scheme: Indian Council of Social Science Research

Designation: Ph.D.

Essential Qualifications:

A) Centrally Administered Full-Term Doctoral Fellowship

3.1. The candidate must have a confirmed Ph.D. registration (Research Degree Committee (RDC) approved) at any of the institutions mentioned at 1.1 above on the last date of application. It includes the requirements of clearance of Research Entrance Test (RET); The Ph.D. topic must have been confirmed.

3.2. Minimum 45% 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; The submission of Marks Sheet, particularly of Graduation and Post-Graduation are mandatory otherwise the candidate shall be considered as Not Eligible.

3.3 NET/SLET and M. Phil from a recognized university will carry weightage in the assessment of research proposal. NET/SLET qualification are not mandatory for eligibility purposes, however, the submission of the NET / SLET Certificate is mandatory to secure weightage in assessment.

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;

3.5. Candidates who have already availed UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/ Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF)/ Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF)/ ICSSR/ ICAR/ CSIR/ ICPR/ ICMR/ ICHR or any such doctoral fellowship are not eligible to apply.

B)  Institutional Full-Term Doctoral Fellowship (administered by the ICSSR Research Institutes)

3.6. All conditions of the Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowship (3.1 to 3.5) would apply to this category also  and would be administered through the ICSSR Research Institutes.;

C) Centrally Administered Short-Term Fellowship

3.7. All conditions of the Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowship (3.1 to 3.5) would apply and the candidate should have 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) Centrally Administered 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. The candidate meeting all conditions of the Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowship (3.1 to 3.5) is eligible to apply for Contingency Grant for the purposes of field trip, stationery and computer consumable related expenses.

Fellowship:

A) Centrally Administered Full-Term Doctoral Fellowship

6.1 Doctoral Fellowship is a full time research work.

6.2 The duration of the fellowship is strictly for two years or till the date of Ph.D. submission at the university, whichever is earlier.

6.3 The value of the fellowship is Rs.20,000/- p.m. and contingency grant is Rs.20,000 /- p.a.

B) Institutional Doctoral Full-Term Fellowship (administered by the ICSSR Research Institutes)

6.4 The duration and value of fellowship will be the same as mentioned under the Centrally Administered Full-Term Doctoral Fellowship.

C) Short-Term Doctoral Fellowship

6.5 The duration of the Short-Term Doctoral Fellowship is strictly for six months or till the date of Ph.D. submission at the university, whichever is earlier.

6.6 The value of fellowship is Rs.20,000/- per month plus contingency grant of Rs.10,000 /- for the duration of the Fellowship.

D) Contingency Grant

6.7 This is a consolidated grant for meeting contingency expenses of Ph.D., not exceeding Rs.62,500/-.

How to apply:

A. Centrally Administered Full-Term Doctoral Fellowship

 

4.1 Applications will be invited through open advertisement on ICSSR website and should be received online before the deadline mentioned in the advertisement.

4.2 The candidates shall submit an online application and upload only their Research Proposal in the prescribed Research Proposal Format (given at Clause 12: A to D) in PDF format (within restricted size mentioned in the Application Form) along with their NET/ SLET certificate, in case they have qualified NET/SLET.

N.B. (i) At this stage, the candidates need not submit any other documents other than those referred under 4.2.

(ii) The duly forwarded hard copies of applications along with the copies of certificates and mark-sheets shall asked for only from the short-listed candidates.

4.3 The Research Proposal should be either in English or Hindi (Use Unicode format to fill form in Hindi).

B. Institutional Doctoral Full-Term Fellowship (administered by the ICSSR Research Institutes)

4.4 The scholars seeking Institutional Doctoral Fellowship are required to apply directly to the concerned ICSSR Research Institute against their Call for such fellowship. For details, visit the website of the respective institute (link to ICSSR Research Institutes List). After initial shortlisting by institutes, their proposals are evaluated by ICSSR experts.

C) Centrally Administered Short-Term Doctoral Fellowship and

D) Centrally Administered Contingency Grant

4.5 The Application procedure shall be same as per the conditions at Clauses 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3

Last date for Submission of Application: 03-07-2020

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