UGC National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC) 2020

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Last updated on: 26-May-2020
EligibilityPhD students
RegionIndia
AwardFellowship up to INR 35,000 pm and other benefits
DeadlineClosed

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About the Program

University Grants Commission (UGC) invites applications for UGC National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC) 2020 from MPhil/PhD students. The selection for the award of fellowship will be made on the basis of merit of each UGC-NET-JRF or CSIR-NET-JRF examination and will be made twice a year. Selected fellows will receive a fellowship amount of up to INR 35,000 per month and a contingency grant of up to INR 25,000 per annum.

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  • UGC National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC) 2020 DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be pursuing research leading to the award of MPhil/PhD
    • Have qualified UGC-NET-JRF or CSIR-NET-JRF examination
    Benefits

    Selected fellows will receive the following benefits -

    • A fellowship amount of INR 31,000 per month for the initial two years (as JRF) and INR 35,000 per month the remaining years (as SRF)
    • A contingency grant of INR 10,000 per annum for initial two years and INR 20,500 per annum for remaining tenure (for Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • A contingency grant of INR 12,000 per annum for initial two years and INR 25,000 per annum for remaining tenure (for Science, Engineering and Technology)
    • Escort reader assistance of INR 2,000 per month (for Divyang scholars)
    Documents
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Click on the link and download the application form.
    Step 2: Fill in the required details.
    Step 3: Attach the supporting documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application to the respective institution. 

Important Dates

Application deadline: 31st July 2020

Selection Criteria

The selection will be made on the basis of merit of each UGC-NET-JRF or CSIR-NET-JRF examination and will be made twice in a year.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The fellowship will be payable from the date of issue of the result of NFSC (in case, the candidate is already pursuing MPhil/PhD) OR from the actual date of joining MPhil/PhD, whichever is later.
  • Read the guidelines of the scheme and the notification thoroughly.
  • For claiming the fellowship the candidates are advised to fill in the 'Verification Form cum Joining Report' and submit it to the officials concerned of their institutions. 
  • The fellowship amount shall be disbursed by UGC directly into the bank account of the Awardee.
  • The fellowship is payable for a maximum period of five years.  

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University Grants Commission (UGC)
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ITO Metro Gate Number 3
Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110002
Phone: 0120-6895200

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