Media PhD Fellowship 2018

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Last updated on: 17-Dec-2018
AwardUp to INR 3.6 lakhs

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About the Program

The International Centre for Gandhian Studies (ICGS), a constituent of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya invites applications from qualified, competent and committed Journalists/Activists for conducting research on the topics of high social relevance and earn up to INR 3.6 lakhs. The fellowship will be for a duration of three years for supporting the PhD education of applicants.

  • Media PhD Fellowship 2018 DeadlineClosed

    The eligibility requirements for the fellowship are:

    • The applicant should be a postgraduate
    • The applicant should have secured a minimum of 55% marks in his/her postgraduation (Relaxable by 5% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minority community)
    • The applicant should either have experience in print, television or digital media in North-East or be a social activist

    The selected candidate will be awarded:

    • INR 3.6 lakhs paid from the month of the commencement of the scholarship
    • Free admission and course fees at USTM amounting to INR 3.6 lakhs

    Note: The stipend will be paid out to the fellow scholar in instalments, for a period of 3 years. They have two options to opt from:

    • A monthly scholarship of INR 10,000 for 3 years
    • INR 60,000 every 6 months for 3 years

    The documents required to be attached with the application are:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
    • Fellowship proposal
    How can you apply?

    The applicant needs to follow the steps: 

    Step 1: Write a comprehensive fellowship proposal (500-800 words) outlining the area of study the proposal is focussed on (for example state/district/rural/urban).
    Step 2: Attach the necessary documents with the application.
    Step 3: Send the completed application to with “Application for ICGS USTM Media Fellowships ‐ 2018”  as the subject of the mail.

Selection Criteria

A jury of eminent academicians, editors and media professionals will review the applications, including fellowship proposal and the sample of published work or telecast/broadcast material and select the media fellows.

Terms and Conditions

Research topics for the Ph. D Fellowship:

  • Study on “Divorce, its Causes and Impact”
  • Study on “Inter Community Marriage and its Effect”

Terms and Conditions:

  • The applicant should be a postgraduate
  • The fellowship projects should be completed in a period of 3 years in order to attain the degree
  • Scholars will be expected to spend a significant amount of their time in the field areas to report on the concerned subject.
  • The study must be based on the North-East region of India.
  • The study will be conducted as per UGC rules and regulations followed by the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.
  • During the period of research, the scholar has to present four progress reports at the end of every six months, as per the UGC guidelines.
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