ICSSR invites Applications for Doctoral Fellowship Grant provided to Ph.D. scholars to pursue and complete their doctoral thesis in social science disciplines for the year 2016-17. The scholars who are registered for Ph. D can seek ICSSR financial assistance for doing their doctoral research under the following categories:
1. Full Time Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowship for a period of two years.
2. Short Term Doctoral Fellowship for a period up to six months.
3. Contingencies Grant, a one-time consolidated grant
The candidates must have a confirmed registration for Ph. D, a Master’s degree of a recognized university in any of the social science disciplines having secured minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade and should be below 40 years of age.
The eligibility criteria for SC and ST scholars are relaxed by 5 years in age and the minimum marks requirement is 50%. The applicant must specifically mention ‘Application under SC or ST category’ and a self-attested copy of the SC/ST certificate also needs to be submitted.
Candidates who have earlier availed a full doctoral fellowship for a period of more than 3 years from any other public agencies such as UGC (JRF), shall not be eligible to apply.
Regular faculty members and permanent research staff, age not exceeding 45 years, employed in public funded universities, colleges and ICSSR funded / recognized institutes can apply under salary protection.
The candidates must visit ICSSR website http://www.icssr.org for complete information, the Guidelines and prescribed format of Application and the mandatory annexures and enclosures to be furnished.
All Application Forms must be submitted in hard copy along with two copies of the Research Proposal, duly forwarded as per the prescribed format to:
In-Charge, RFD Division
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
JNU Institutional Area
New Delhi 110067
(Incomplete Applications and those not duly forwarded shall not be considered for Fellowship Grant. The ICSSR shall not be responsible for completion of the Application in any way).
The Last Date of receipt of Applications is 31 July 2016.
The list of the shortlisted candidates for the Regular Full time Fellowship who are eligible as per the criteria laid down shall be uploaded on the ICSSR website in month of September 2016.