Prime Minister's Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research

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Last updated on: 01-Jul-2020
EligibilityPhD Scholars
AwardINR 10.92 Lac per annum
DeadlineAlways Open

About the Program

Prime Minister's Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research is an initiative of the Indian government to inspire PhD scholars for integrated post-doctoral research work in various fields and to cater their needs by providing financial assistance to them. Selected students receive a fellowship of INR 10.92 Lac per annum will be awarded to students. 

  • Prime Minister's Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research DeadlineAlways Open

    A candidate is eligible for this scholarship if:

    • He/She is a PhD scholar from any recognized university of India.
    • He/She should have a valid industry partner who is ready to support the research project financially.
    • The mutually agreed topic of research should be innovative and have practical relevance to industrial applications. 

    A total of 100 fellowships of INR 8.7 Lac per annum will be awarded to students. This means that the fellows will receive a monthly stipend ranging from INR 55,000 to INR 72,800 depending on the HRA.


    The applicants need to provide the following documents:

    • Recent passport size photograph
    • PhD enrolment and registration certificate
    • High school and Intermediate certificates.
    • Graduation/Post Graduation certificates
    • Scan copy of other diploma certificates
    • Profile of host institute
    • PhD supervisor's biodata (not more than three pages)
    • Partner company's profile and its logo
    • Industry mentor's biodata (not more than three pages)
    • Undertaking from the Research Supervisor and Head of the Organization of the institute.
    • Undertaking from the industry partner in the research project.
    • Letter from the industry partner on the letterhead of the company with the research problem and the future plan for implementation details mentioned (if any).
    How can you apply?

    Step 1: Click here to register.

    Step 2: Fill in all required details and register.

    Step 3: Once registered, log in using the registered email id and password. 

    Step 4: Download Call for Proposal and Document Checklist

    Step 5: Make sure that all the required undertakings are duly signed up by the valid signatory of the allied company and by the host institute as well.

    Step 6: Collect all documents and make digital copies of each.

    Step 7: Complete the application form in all respect.

    Step 8: Finally submit the application form. 

Important Dates

Last date for online submission of form: Within 14 months from regitration in PhD.
The scheme is open-ended and applications can be submitted through the portal any time during the course of the year

Selection Criteria

The applicants will be considered on the basis of:

  • Innovation and high scientific merit with discrete R&D as opposed to exploratory investigation.
  • High commercialization potential of the proposed project work. 
  • Track record of the applicant and its guide/mentor.
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Terms and Conditions
  • The IP ownership will be mutually decided by partnering academic institution, PhD scholar and the sponsoring industry. SERB & FICCI will hold no right on IP (if any) generated out of the PhD research.
  • Scholars will showcase their work during the review meetings.
  • Do not send any physical copy of the application and supporting documents.

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