ICHR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) 2021-22

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EligibilityPhD scholars
AwardINR 17,600 per month and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 26-03-2021   Posted By : Salma

Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) invites applications for ICHR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) 2021-22 from students enrolled for PhD in recognized universities in the field of historical studies. The award for JRF will be based on an online Entrance Test and Presentation-cum-Interview. The scholarship awarded is worth INR 17,600 per month for 2 years along with a contingency grant.

  • ICHR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) 2021-22

    To be eligible, the candidate must be:

    • Registered in a recognized University for a PhD programme in Historical Studies

    Note: Usual reservation will be applied to SC, ST, PwD students

    • The selected fellows will receive a fellowship of INR 17,600 per month for 2 years
    • They will also get a contingency grant of INR 16,500 per annum for 2 years

    Self-attested copies of the following documents should be attached with the application form:

    • Certificates of educational qualification (Class 10 to PG)
    • Category certificate (SC/ST/Physically Challenged), if applicable
    • PhD registration certificate
    • Research Proposal/Synopsis
    • Published papers 
    • Printout of the Application form (Hard Copy) forwarded by Supervisor
    • UGC-NET Certificate, if applicable

    Note: DD/Bankers Cheque for a fee of INR 500 should be drawn in favour of the DDO, ICHR, New Delhi, payable at Delhi (Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories are exempted from payment of the fee).

    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply for the scholarship:
    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and read all details. 
    Step 2: Select "Junior Research Fellow" in Äpplication for" section and select the exam centre.
    Step 3: Fill in the personal details (name, age, family, bank details etc).
    Step 4: Upload a photo and signature.
    Step 5: Submit the application form.

    The hard copy of the application along with self-attested copies of the certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of checklist etc. should be sent by post to the following address:

    Member Secretary
    Indian Council of Historical Research
    No. 35 Ferozeshah Road
    New Delhi – 110001

    Note: The application fee of INR 500 should also be sent along with other documents in the form of a demand draft (not applicable for SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD)).

Important Dates
  • Online submission of JRF application opens: 19th March 2021
  • Last date for online submission: 11th April 2021
  • Last date for submitting printouts of applications submitted online: 21st April 2021
  • Declaration of Stage I result on the ICHR website: 25th May 2021
  • Presentation and Interview (Stage II): June 2021
Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on an entrance exam conducted in two stages:

Stage I

  • Stage I examination will consist of 100 online objective type questions. Each question will carry 01 marks (Total 100 marks).
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • The candidate will choose his/her area of specialization (Ancient/ Medieval/ Modern India) at the time of filling online JRF application form.

Stage II:

  • The candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit in the Stage I examination will be called for the presentation and interview.
  • Each shortlisted candidate will make a presentation based on his/her registered PhD research topic (8-10 minutes, preferably powerpoint) followed by an interview.
  • Presentation and interview will carry a maximum of 60 marks.
  • All shortlisted candidates should bring their hall tickets issued for Stage I entrance exam while coming for the Presentation and Interview.

Merit will be drawn on the basis of aggregate marks of Stage I and II, that is, 100 + 60 = 160 (total marks). The total number of fellowships offered is 80.

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Terms and Conditions
  • Submission of application both online and the printout of the same along with computer-generated unique ID number is mandatory.
  • Hard copies of applications without a unique ID number will not be accepted.
  • Second class (sleeper) railway or bus fare will be reimbursed for SC/ST candidates who will be called for an interview. 
  • The candidates who are physically disabled can use the services of a scribe as per the Govt. rules at their own cost during the online examination.
  • The fellowship is a whole-time engagement for research work and cannot be combined with any other whole-time or part-time work.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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