(Scholarship) UGC: Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Research Associateship (RA) for Foreign Nationals


(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:

Fellowship: @ 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 two years
Contingency @ 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
Department @ Rs. 3,000/-p.a. -- per JRF Assistance
Escort @ Rs. 2,000/-p.a. -- per JRF Handicapped Allowance
HRA as per rule of the concerned institution

Research Associateship RA

Fellowship: @ Rs. 16,000/-p.m. (Fixed) for 4 years
Contingency @ Rs. 30,000/-p.a.
Department @ 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.

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Courtesty: UGC