Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarships 2023

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EligibilityPh.D. degree students
AwardA monthly stipend of INR 18,000 and a contingent allowance of INR 15,000

About the Program


Last Updated On : 11-07-2023   Posted By : Debadrita Karmakar

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarships 2023 is an initiative of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund for Ph.D. degree students. The scholarship aims to support the study of Ph.D. in India of Indian nationals and nationals of other Asian countries. Under this scholarship, applicants can choose any one of the following areas of specialisation:

  • Indian History and Civilization
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Religion and Culture
  • Economics
  • Ecology and Environment

The selected students will receive a maintenance allowance including a tuition fee of INR 18,000 per month and contingent expenses of INR 15,000 per annum for study tours within India, purchase of books, stationeries, etc.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarships 2023

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be below 35 years of age as of 1st October of the year of selection
    • be a full-time Ph.D. scholar
    • be already registered/admitted to a Ph.D. degree at a recognized university/institution in India
    • hold a first-class postgraduate degree with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate at both graduate and postgraduate level

    The selected students will receive - 

    • Maintenance allowance including tuition fee INR 18,000 per month
    • Contingent expenses of INR 15,000 per annum for study tours within India, purchase of books, stationery, etc. 
    • A passport-size photograph of the applicant 
    • A synopsis of the proposed project as per the attached format
    • Doctoral Monitoring Committee’s report or Supervisor’s report/recommendations.
    • Postal order/demand draft of INR 100
    • Ph.D. registration certificate
    How can you apply?

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

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note - If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID)
    Step 3: Download the application form from the given link.
    Step 4: Fill in the required details and enclose all the necessary documents.
    Step 5: Send the completed application form and documents with a postal order/demand draft of INR 100 drawn in favour of  'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund' before 31st August 2023 -

    Administrative Secretary, 
    Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, 
    Teen Murti House, New Delhi -110011

    Note - Candidates belonging to the SC/ST categories are exempted from paying the application fee of INR 100.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 31st August 2023

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be based on the eligibility criteria and submitted details.

Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship is available for 2 years.
  • The candidates who have applied for registration and have not yet been registered at the time of submission of application, are not eligible to apply.
  • Incomplete and unsigned forms are liable to be rejected.
  • The selection committee's decision to call a candidate for an interview or select a candidate for the scholarship will be final and no representation in this regard will be entertained.
  • The fund will not be responsible for any postal delays in reaching the application by the due date.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview any time during January/February.
  • The scholarship will commence on the 1st of April every year.

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

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