(Scholarship) UGC: Post Doctoral Fellowship to women candidates


(Scholarship) UGC: Post Doctoral Fellowship to women candidates


Target Group: Unemployed women with Ph.D. degrees and an aptitude for research.

The candidate must have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit.
The total duration of the fellowship is five years. There shall be reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Physically Handicapped candidates as per provision of the constitution and instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. 55% marks at UG level and 60% of marks at PG level in case of general/open category,while for reserved category candidates, those will be 50% at UG level and 55% at PG level respectively.

Age up to 55 years for the candidates belonging to general/open category and that will be 60 years for reserved category/minority community. Only Ph.D awarded unemployed candidates will be eligible for the award of Post Doctoral Fellowship

Scheme Details:

Nature of Assistance available under the Scheme. The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:

Fellowship @ Rs.18,000/-p.m. After 2 years @ Rs. 20,000/- p.m. * Revised as decided by the Commission vide Item No.4.09 in its meeting held on 4th August, 2009 as below:

@Rs.25,000/--p.m. for fresh candidates
@Rs.30,000/--p.m. for research experienced holders

Contingency @Rs.50,000/-p.a. for five years
Departmental Assistance 10% of Post Doctoral Fellowship to the host institution
Escorts/Readerassistance @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. (fixed) in cases of physically disabled & blind Candidates

The tenure of the award is five years with no provision for further extension.

How to Apply:

The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions are required to apply against the advertisement to be published by the UGC every year in the prescribed format . The selections would be made with the help of an Expert Committee as per the procedure of the Commission. 

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