Nothing can be as exciting as a career in research. You get to unravel the mysteries of things that you have never known of. Whether you are a medical student or an engineering postgraduate, you can pursue research in your respective domain thereby acquiring better skills and understanding of the subject. Even a PhD scholar can continue research at post-doctoral level to get in-depth knowledge and learning. On this, finding suitable research scholarships to carry out the hefty expenditure of your research can be an icing on the cake.
Research Scholarships for Indian Students
Here are some of the promising research scholarships for research aspirants that you can look for:
Are you a full-time PhD scholar in the specializations of Indian History, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Philosophy, Ecology and Environment, etc.? If yes, you can apply for the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarship that offers INR 18,000 per month as maintenance allowance (including the tuition fee) and contingency expenses of INR 15,000 per annum to the selected scholars. The research scholarships under this programme are tenable for up to 2 years.
One of the renowned institutions in India, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar offers post-doctoral fellowship for students having a PhD degree. It is surely a unique opportunity to continue post-doctoral research at IIT Ropar. The selected students will receive a fellowship amount of INR 45,000 to INR 55,000, suitable accommodation, contingency grant of INR 1 lac per annum and travelling allowances. Other IITs also run research scholarships and you can find them on Buddy4Study.
The Science and Engineering Research Board has introduced Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence 2018 for students holding a PhD degree in science or ME/M.Tech or MS/MD in Medicine. The key objective of the scheme is to facilitate the mobility of faculty members who are working at State Universities/Colleges or private academic institutions and help them carry out research work. The selected students under this scheme will receive research scholarships/fellowships of INR 60,000 per annum and additional research grant of INR 5 Lac per annum for each scholar.
To carry out research in conceptually risky and new proposals, the Science and Engineering Research Board is providing financial aid in the form of overhead and research grants. The scholars occupying a regular academic/research position at a reputed institution can apply for this High Risk High Reward scholarship scheme. The support will be rendered to the students for three years in general that can be extended up to five years.
International Research Scholarships for Indian Students
For all the women who are studying/have an PhD degree in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine), the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in coordination with Indo US Science & Technology Forum offers Indo-US Fellowship. Introduced in two distinctive modules, the fellowship includes monthly stipend of up to USD 3,000, air fare charges, health insurance coverage, contingency and conference allowances.