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Post Doctoral Fellowship To Women Candidates 2017-18

Deadline: 15-Aug-2016

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AwardRs 38,800 to Rs 46,500 p.m for five years, contingency award Rs 50,000 p.a for five years, escorts/reader assistance Rs 2000 p.m in cases of PWD
EligibilityPhD holder, age below 55 Years
CountryIndia
Scholarship provider contact

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Description

The UGC has initiated a scheme of Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women to those candidates, who are unemployed holding Ph. D. degree in their respective subject areas with an aim to accelerate the talented instincts of the women candidates to carry out the advanced studies and research. The total duration of the fellowship is five years with no provision for further extension. The number of slots available under the scheme is 100 per year.

Eligibility

  1. The candidate should be unemployed. 
  2. The candidates must have been awarded the Ph.D. degree to be eligible to apply (Provisional Certificate may be accepted in case the degree is not awarded). 
  3. The candidate should be 55 years of age as on the last date of submission of online application. There shall be age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD (Persons with Disabilities for 5 years. 
  4. In case of general category minimum 55% of marks at UG level and minimum 60% of marks at PG level. For reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD), minimum 50% of marks at UG level and minimum 55% of marks at PG level. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per the Govt. of India norms.

How to apply?

Application can be done online only.

More Information

NATURE OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME:     
      
The number of slots available under the scheme are 100 per year The tenure of the award is five years with no provision for further extension.
The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:      

  • Fellowship: @Rs.38,800/--p.m. for fresh candidates, @Rs.46,500/--p.m. after two years.
  • Contingency A: @Rs.50,000/-p.a. for five years
  • Escorts/Reader assistance: @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. (fixed) in cases of PWD (Person with disability)

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 her own arrangements of accommodation, 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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