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Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship In Humanities And Social Sciences 2017-18

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Aug-2016
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AwardRs 38,800 to Rs 41,900 for 3 year, contingency award Rs.50,000 p.a, escorts/reader assistance Rs.2000/- p.m in case of physically disabled candidates
EligibilityDoctorate/PhD below 35 years of age
RegionAll India
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What is Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship In Humanities And Social Sciences 2017-18?

Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship In Humanities And Social Sciences is an important enabling step in grooming young researchers for launching an academic/research career. This is a transition phase from a largely supervisor directed student at doctoral level to an independent researcher for leadership position, particularly in academia. A post-doctoral stint also provides an opportunity to acquire new skills, broaden one's horizon and offers a platform for transiting into crossdisciplinary areas. Experience in other parts of the world has shown that university faculty is best inducted from among candidates who had a year or two of post-doctoral training and is generally considered an essential requirement. 

The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and research in Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian Universities/Colleges/ Institutions as indicated below:

  1. Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act, 1956.
  2. Deemed to be Universities under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 which are eligible to receive grant in aid from UGC.
  3. Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central/ State Govt.
  4. Institutes of National Importance.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. The candidate should be unemployed. 
  2. The fellowship is open for full time research work to young researchers below 35 years of age as on the last date of submission of online application. Relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/OBC/Women/PWD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates. 
  3. For general category, minimum 55% of marks at UG level and minimum 60% of marks at PG level are mandatory. For reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) candidates, minimum 50% of marks at UG level and minimum 55% of marks at PG level are required. 
  4. Candidates applying for PDF must upload the No Objection Certificate from the proposed research centre duly signed by the HOD and Registrar/Principal/Director of the University/College/Institute as per Annexure-I. 
  5. Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per the Govt. of India norms 

Note:-Candidate must identify a Guide for his/her post doctoral research work and obtain his/her consent for the guidance. 

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

Terms and Conditions

NATURE OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME: The numbers of slots available under the scheme are 200 per year.
The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:    

  • @Rs.38,800 – 1st year
  • @Rs.40,300 – 2nd year
  • @Rs.41,900 - 3rd year

Contingency A: @Rs.50,000 p.a. for three years
Escorts/Reader assistance: @Rs.2000/- p.m. (fixed) in case of physically disabled candidates
HRA: Post-Doctoral Fellowship provided with accommodation in hostel recognized/ maintained by the institutions may be reimbursed the hostel fee, excluding mess, electricity, water charges, etc. A certificate to this effect is to be furnished through the Registrar/Director/Principal (Annexure-II). If Post-Doctoral Fellow makes his/her own arrangements of accommodation, he/she may be entitled to draw HRA as per categorization of the cities by the Government of India. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will submit a certificate for this purpose to the UGC for claiming HRA through the concerned University/ Institution/ College

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