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The UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship 2015-16

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Award A Contingency Grant of Rs. 3 lakhs p.a. and a Fellowship of Rs. 46,500 per month for a maximum of 3 Years
EligibilityPhD Degree Holders
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Postal Address

National Coordinator
UGC Faculty Research Promotion Schemes
School of Chemistry
University of Hyderabad
Central University P.O.
Prof. C.R.Rao Road, Gachibowli
Hyderabad-500046 (A.P), India.

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What is The UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship 2015-16?

Creation of knowledge through research, and dissemination of a better understanding through teaching, are the primary objectives of a University. While both teaching and research are central to the realization of the objectives of these places of higher learning, research is often neglected in the University, particularly in India.

Taking note of steep decline in the research environment in Indian Universities, the Government of India, through the University Grants Commission, has taken several initiatives to arrest this trend and strengthen Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities.

The Faculty Research Promotion Programme is one such innovative program, under which research support is provided at three levels to the faculties of the science departments (including medical and engineering sciences) at Indian Universities, which are eligible to receive developmental grants from the UGC.


The application form has five different sections, (1) to (5).

    1. Personal Details:

      In this section, you will be asked to provide some of your personal information. In addition, a second email-id (different from the one used for login) and your mobile number are to be provided.

    2. (a) Professional Details:

      In this section, you will be required to furnish detailed information on your career, specifically you have to provide

      1. Date of superannuation (as per your University norm)
      2. Awards/ Honors received
      3. Publication details: You will be asked to upload a PDF file of your complete list of publications giving for each paper: title, names of all authors, journal, year, volume, page number and impact factor of the journal in a specified format. Only PDF file adhering strictly to the given format is acceptable.

      (b) Additional Professional Details:

      You will be asked to provide information on completed/ongoing research projects at least five giving


      1. Project title
      2. Duration (start year and end year)
      3. Funding agency
      4. Quantum of funds sanctioned
      5. Name of the Principle Investigator
      6. Name of the Co-investigator
      You will be also asked to provide information on the Ph.D degrees awarded under your direct supervision (a minimum of 15 completed Ph.Ds) and the currently working students giving
      1. Name of student
      2. Year of admission
      3. Year of award
      4. Title of thesis
      5. No. of papers with the particular student
      6. Co-guide/co-supervisor/joint guide/joint supervisor
    3. Grant-Related Information:

      You will be asked to upload a PDF file of the research proposal giving the title of the project, one-page research plan and break-up for the utilization of the grant under different heads.

    4. Declaration by the candidate:

      Here, you will be asked to authenticate a few statements.

    5. Endorsement of the University:You will be asked to upload a certificate (in the form of a PDF file in a given format endorsed by both the Head of the Department AND Head of the University. Note that certificates not adhering to the given format will not be accepted.

      After filling the form, please click the “Preview” button to view your application in the form of a PDF file. If you want to change any data you entered, kindly go back and make the changes or otherwise, click the “Submit” button. After you click this button your application will be immediately sent to the National Coordinator of the Programme, with a copy sent to your login email address.

      If you encounter any problem in submitting your application, please contact the National Coordinator.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship

The following criteria must be complied with strictly:

  1. The applicant has successfully supervised the Ph.D. dissertation of 15 (in basic sciences) or 10 (in engineering and technology) full time candidates, 5 of whom are graduated during the last 10 years.
  2. The applicant has published at least 15 research papers in reputed journals.
  3. The applicant has handled, as Principal Investigator, sponsored research projects funded by
    national/international agencies, in the last 10 years.
  4. The application is submitted at least 1 year (but not more than 2 years) prior to the date of
    superannuation of the applicant in the University.
  5. The applicant will not hold any administrative responsibility during the tenure of the Fellowship, which is
    effective from the date of superannuation.
  6. The University must certify that the applicant will be provided required laboratory infrastructure,
    administrative assistance and at least 2 Ph.D. candidates (with Fellowship) to work under the applicant.

How can you apply ?

If you are eligible for the grant please read the instructions carefully before filling the application form.

You will be asked to upload three (3) PDF files providing

  • complete list of publications giving for each paper : serial number, title of the paper, names of all authors, journal, year, volume, page and impact factor of the journal.

  • grant related information (one page proposal and planned utilization of the grant).

  • a certificate from your University in a given format.

You will be asked to provide additional information, details of which can be found in the instructions page.

We suggest that you login to apply for the grant only when you have in your possession the three PDF files and the required additional information.

Terms and Conditions

BSR Faculty Fellowship
Under this Scheme, a Contingency Grant of Rs. 3.00 lakhs per annum, and a Fellowship of Rs. 46,500 per month (exclusive of the pension and/or other retirement benefits), is provided for a maximum duration of 3 years.Out of the sanctioned Contingency Grant, research scholars working under the Faculty Fellow can utilize Rs.50,000 per year.

The awardee needs to execute an undertaking with UGC to abide by the norms and guidelines of this Fellowship Scheme from time to time, and to send the bi-annual Progress Report, Utilization Certificate and Annual Audited Statement of Accounts.

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