ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2022

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EligibilityStudents pursuing Ph.D. degree
AwardINR 50,000 per month and a contingency grant of INR 50,000 per annum

About the Program


Last Updated On : 19-04-2022   Posted By : Salma

ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2022 is an initiative by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for students pursuing Ph.D. degree. The scheme gives an opportunity to carry out research in core areas having global relevance, adding value to the subject and research results should aim to develop some theory and/or model which can be replicated universally. The selected candidates will receive a scholarship of INR 50,000 per month and a contingency grant of INR 50,000 per annum.

  • ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • Have membership in ICAI
    • Be less than 40 years of age on the date of application
    • Be a full-time student at the University/College/Institution while pursuing Ph.D. programmes


    Note - Kindly go through the "Scheme Details" for detailed information.


    The selected 5 candidates will receive INR 50,000 per month for the maximum period of 3 years to 5 scholars annually. A contingency grant will be admissible at the rate of INR 50,000 per annum.

    • Research Proposal in not more than 3000 words
    • Abstract of Research Proposal in not more than 300 words
    • Self- Attested copy of proofs of qualification for NET/SLET/MPhil etc.
    • Self -Attested copy of ICAI Membership
    • Self -Attested copy of Ph.D. Enrolment/Registration
    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.
    Step 2: Download the application form.
    Step 3: Fill in the required details, attach the relevant documents and submit the scanned copy of it through email at - doctoral.research@icai.in.

    Note -

    • Enclosures are to be sent to Secretary, Research Committee with the duly signed application form and to be forwarded by the Guide duly signed and stamped by the Institution (Please tick/reply against the enclosures submitted).
    • The original documents of all the enclosures will be mandatorily required while awarding the scholarship.
Important Dates

Application Deadline - 31st July 2022

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the following criteria - 

  • The Research Committee Secretariat initially scrutinises applications.
  • Thereafter, Shortlisting Committee will shortlist region-wise meritorious proposals from the eligible applications. Such applicants will also be invited for a presentation before Shortlisting Committee.
  • The recommendations of the Shortlisting Committee will then be placed before the Research Committee for its final approval.
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Terms and Conditions
  • Candidates will not avail of any other scholarship for the same.
  • Only the applicants who have applied for the Ph.D. programme after introducing the ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2020 on May 7th 2020 are encouraged to apply for the scheme.
  • The candidate's Supervisor will forward the application for Ph.D. or any other competent signing authority of the University/College/Institution.
  • Candidates are advised to apply only if they are pursuing Ph.D. in the relevant and contemporary topic considering the current economic scenario matching with the ICAI mandate, intent to add value to the society, scalable and have global relevance.
  • The scholar must join the scholarship within four weeks of the date of the Scheme 2022 award letter by submitting the required documents through the affiliating/administering institution. This may be extended by the ICAI up to six months in deserving cases.
  • The scholarship will be discontinued if research progress is found unsatisfactory or any ICAI rules are violated.
  • The ICAI will ask for an annual presentation/mid-term appraisal of the research work.
  • During the scholarship, the scholars are required to publish yearly at least one research paper in the international journal of repute and one in the ICAI Journal on the theme of the research undertaken and submit a copy of these to ICAI.


Note - Kindly go through the "Scheme Details" for detailed information.

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