Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chair Fellowship 2019

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Last updated on: 20-Dec-2018
EligibilityPostdoctoral applicants
AwardStipend up to INR 28,000 per annum for 2 years

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About the Program

Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chair Fellowship 2019 is inviting applications from postdoctoral students to pursue research on "Integral Humanism" in the Department of Social Science, BHU. The selected scholars will receive a scholarship worth INR 28,000 per month and a contingency grant of INR 20,000 per annum for 2 years of research. The fellowship aims to encourage top social science scholars to pursue a regular career in teaching and research in the field of Social Science. These studies are expected to contribute to theoretical and conceptual advancement in sociology, political science and economics.

  • Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chair Fellowship 2019 DeadlineClosed

    Interested candidates should have high potential and promise for conducting full-time research on specific themes and issues. To be eligible, a candidate must:

    • Be below the age of 45 on the date of the application
    • Possess a PhD degree in one of the social science disciplines: sociology, political science and economics
    • The selected fellows will receive a fellowship worth INR 28,000 per month for 2 years
    • A contingency grant of INR 20,000 per annum

    Note: It must be noted that only one fellowship will be provided.

    • Abstract of the Proposal (up to 500 words)
    • Detailed Research Proposal (maximum 3000 words)
    • A brief academic CV (up to three pages)
    • Self-attested matriculation certificate and graduation/post graduation/M Phil mark sheets
    • Self-attested copy of PhD degree
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:
    Step 1: Visit the web link and download the application form.
    Step 2: Provide personal and educational details in the application form.
    Step 3: Attach the required documents.
    Step 4: Send the application form along with documents by post to the below address-

    The Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
    Banaras Hindu University
    Ajagara, Varanasi,
    Uttar Pradesh 221005

Selection Criteria

The fellow will be selected based on merit in the PhD examination and the candidate's research career.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The selected fellow will be working under the guidance of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chair Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
  • Research proposals and final reports should be either in English or Hindi.
  • The fellowship is a full-time research work.
  • The postdoctoral research work should be different from the PhD work done by the candidate.
  • The Chair reserves the right to publish the fellowship report funded by it.

Format of research proposal-

  • Title
  • Introduction and/or Statement of the problem
  • Aims and/or Objectives of the study
  • Conceptual framework
  • Research question or Hypotheses
  • Review of literature
  • Scope and methodology
  • Relevance, anticipated outcomes and proposed outputs from the research
  • Tentative chapterisation
  • Bibliography

For more details, check the link here.

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Department of Social Science
Banaras Hindu University
Uttar Pradesh


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