(Scholarship) UGC: Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and
Research Associateship (RA) for Foreign Nationals
Target Group: Students and teachers from developing countries
of Asia/Africa and Latin America.
For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): 35 years for male
candidates as on 1 July of the year of application and 40 years for female
candidates. The candidates must have at least a high-class master’s degree with
a second-class bachelor’s degree, or second-class master’s degree with a
first-class bachelor’s degree. For Research Associateship (RA): In case of male
applicants the age should be 40 years as on 1st July of the year of application,
and 45 years in the case of female candidates. The candidates must have a
doctorate degree, published research work to their credit and evidence of
independent research work.
Scheme Details :
The Financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:
||@ Rs. 12,000/-p.m. for initial period of two years
@ Rs. 14,000/-p.m. for remaining period subject to the recommendation
for enhancement/extension by a three
member committee and the Commission’s approval for Sciences for initial
||@ Rs.12,000/-p.a. for Science
@ Rs.10,000/-p.a. for Humanities and Social Sciences
@ Rs.25,000/-p.a. for remaining period for Sciences
@ Rs.20,500/-p.a. for remaining period for Humanities
||@ Rs. 3,000/-p.a. -- per JRF Assistance
||@ Rs. 2,000/-p.a. -- per JRF Handicapped Allowance
||as per rule of the concerned institution
Research Associateship RA
||@ Rs. 16,000/-p.m. (Fixed) for 4 years
||@ Rs. 30,000/-p.a.
||@ 10% of Associateship to the host institution for
providingAssistant infrastructural facilities.
How to Apply :
The applications are invited through circulation to Indian
embassies/Indian missions abroad.They will receive applications from eligible
candidates and after due screening locally, will send them to the UGC for
consideration. Foreign students from Asia, Africa and Latin America studying in
India who have completed their master’s degrees or doctoral degrees and desire
to pursue research may send their applications through the university they
propose to work with. The application will have to be endorsed by their
respective embassies for consideration by the Commission.