ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2020

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EligibilityICAI members with 75% marks in Class 10 and 12
AwardINR 50,000 per annum

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About the Program

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India invites applications for ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2020 from ICAI members with minimum 75% marks in Class 10 or 12. The scholarship will be awarded to registered PhD scholars from UGC recognized Indian Universities/ Deemed Universities/ Colleges, IIMs having University/IIMs approved PhD programme to pursue and complete their Doctoral Research in Auditing, Taxation, Commerce, Management and Accounting Discipline. The selected fellows will receive a scholarship of INR 50,000 per month and other benefits.

Scholarship Details
  • ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • Hold the membership of the ICAI with minimum 75% marks/grade in 10th and 12th standard
    • Be a PhD scholar from a recognised university/institution pursuing doctoral research in Auditing, Taxation, Commerce, Management and Accounting discipline
    • Not be more than 40 years of age as on the last date of application
    • Not be availing benefits under any other government scholarship/fellowship
    • Scholarship of INR 50,000 per month for a maximum period of 36 months
    • Contingency grant not exceeding INR 50,000 per year.
    • Research proposal and abstract in 3,000 and 300 words respectively
    • All other enclosures
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the fellowship by following the steps mentioned below:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details.
    Step 2: Fill in all the necessary details in the application form.
    Step 3: Attach the required documents.
    Step 4: Send it by email research@icai.in

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15th September 2020

Selection Criteria

Annually 5 scholars will be selected. The initial scrutiny will be done by the Research Committee Secretariat. Thereafter, the subject group(s)/Expert Committee(s) will shortlist the meritorious proposals from eligible applications. 


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Terms and Conditions
  • The ICAI may ask for annual presentation/mid-term appraisal of the research work.
  • If a scholar leaves the scholarship before its full-term, he/she must inform ICAI in advance.
  • NET/SLET and M Phil from a recognized university will carry weightage in the assessment of the research proposal.

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