University Grants Commission (UGC) Fellowship & Research Grants Scheme 2022

University Grants Commission (UGC) Fellowship & Research Grants Scheme 2022. UGC Fellowship Research Grants Scheme.

The University Grants Commission has invited applications for Fellowship Research Grants. Candidates eligible for the fellowship can apply for the same through the link available on the official website. According to the schedule given, the last date for students to complete the applications is October 10, 2022.

University Grants Commission (UGC) Fellowship & Research Grants Scheme 2022

The various schemes under the Fellowship Research Grants include 

  • Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship for Single Girls Child
  • Dr. Radhakrishnan UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members
  • Research Grant for In-Service Faculty Members
  • Dr. DS Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship for Single Girls Child

Fellowship is available for pursuing research work leading to award of Ph.D degree under ‘SAVITRIBAI JYOTIRAO PHULE FELLOWSHIP FOR SINGLE GIRL CHILD’.

NUMBER OF SLOTS: The number of slots for fellowship will be decided every year on the basis of eligible applications complete in all respects, received through online mode.

ELIGIBILITY

(i) Any single girl child of her parents pursuing Ph.D. in any stream/subject in recognised Universities/Colleges/ Institutes is eligible to apply under the scheme.

(ii) The scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has registered herself in regular, full-time Ph. D. program.

(iii) Admission to Ph.D. Course in part-time/distance mode is not covered under the scheme. A scholar is not eligible for fellowship if the research is intended/pursued through open/ part-time distance education mode or part-time mode.

(iv) Girl students up to the age of 40 years for general category and 45 years for the reserved categories i.e. SC/ST/OBC and PWD (Persons with Disabilities) as on the last date of submission of online application are eligible.

(v) Both the scholar receiving the fellowship and the institution concerned, where the scholar is pursuing her Ph.D are responsible to ensure that the terms and conditions of these schemes are followed properly and only the eligible candidates get the fellowship.

Dr. Radhakrishnan UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Post-doctoral research is an important enabling step in grooming young researchers for launching an academic/research career. A post-doctoral stint also provides an opportunity to acquire new skills, broaden one’s horizon and offers a platform for transition into cross- disciplinary areas.

University Grants Commission provides opportunities for post-doctoral research under the UGC Post-doctoral fellowship schemes.

Slots: 900

The slots will be allocated as per Govt. of India reservation policy. However 30% slots will be reserved for the women candidates.

a. Only the unemployed candidates who have been awarded the Ph.D. degree in the relevant subject/discipline of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences including languages are eligible to apply. (Provisional Certificate may be accepted in case the degree is not awarded). Persons already in regular service are not eligible to apply.

b. Candidates should be below 35 years of age (as on the date/last date of application). There shall be age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/Women/PWD (Persons with Disabilities) and Transgender for 5 years.

c. If selected candidate is availing any other fellowship/remuneration, he/she will have to resign from the same before accepting the UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

d. Those candidates who have already availed any kind of Post-Doctoral Fellowship from UGC need not apply under the scheme.

e. General category candidates having minimum 55% of marks or equivalent percentage converted from CGPA score at Post graduate level are eligible to apply. A relaxation of 5% of marks is allowed for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/ PWD (Persons with Disabilities) and Transgender).

f. It is necessary that the candidate identifies a Mentor/Supervisor (affiliated to University/Institute wherein Post-Doctoral Fellowship is tenable) for his/her post-doctoral research work and obtain his/her consent for the mentorship.

Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide opportunities to superannuated faculty members of Universities/Institutes/Colleges, hereinafter “Institutions” to pursue research in their area(s).

Tenure and Slots:

Tenure: 3 years or upto 70 years whichever is earlier.

Slots: 100 per annum or as may be decided by the Commission

Financial Assistance:

Fellowship: Rs. 50,000/- per month.

Contingency: Rs.50,000/- per annum

(i) Faculty members at the level of Professors/Associate professors (who are going to superannuate within six months or already superannuated) from the following institutions are eligible to apply under the schemes::

  • Universities (including constituent and affiliated colleges/institutions) included under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
  • Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
  • Institutions fully funded by Central or State Governments and empowered to award Degrees.
  • Institutions of National Importance.

(ii) Age: up to 67 years

(iii) The applicant must have successfully supervised the Ph.D. dissertations of 10 full time candidates, 3 of whom having received their degrees during the preceding 10 years.

(iv) The applicant must have handled, as Principal Investigator, at least 3 sponsored research projects funded by national / international agencies.

(v) The applicant shall not hold any administrative responsibility during tenure of the fellowship which would be from the date of superannuation.

Research Grant for In-Service Faculty Members

The purpose of the research grant is to provide opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members of Universities/ Institutes/ Colleges (hereinafter “Institutions”) to pursue research in their area(s).

Tenure and Slots

Tenure: 2 years.

Slots: 200 or as may be decided by the Commission

(i) Faculty members regularly appointed and working the following institutions are eligible to apply under the schemes:

  • Universities (including constituent and affiliated colleges/institutions) included under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
  • Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
  • Institutions fully funded by Central or State Governments and empowered to award Degrees.
  • Institutions of National Importance.

(ii) Age: up to 50 years. (Faculty above 50 years of age is not eligible to apply).

(iii) The applicant should have a minimum 10 years of service left in the University from the date of submission of his / her application.

(iv) The applicant must have successfully supervised Ph.D. dissertation of 5 full-time candidates

(v) The applicant must have successfully completed at least 2 sponsored research projects funded by national / international government or private agencies.

Dr. DS Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members

The purpose of the research grant is to provide opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members of Universities/ Institutes/ Colleges (hereinafter “Institutions”) to pursue research in their area(s).

Tenure and Slots

Tenure: 2 years

Slots: 132

(i) Faculty members regularly appointed and working the following institutions are eligible to apply under the schemes:

  • Universities (including constituent and affiliated colleges/institutions) included under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
  • Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
  • Institutions fully funded by Central or State Governments and empowered to award Degrees.
  • Institutions of National Importance.

(ii) All teachers who are newly appointed at the level of Assistant Professor against permanent posts in university shall be eligible to receive financial support under the scheme.

(iii) The Assistant professor should possess Ph.D. degree with minimum five (5) research papers to his / her credit, published in journals of international repute.

(iv) The Assistant Professor should apply for the grant within a period of two years from the date of joining the post in the Department / University.

How to Apply

Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC

Step 2: Click on the ‘Fellowship Research Grants Scheme 2022’ link

Step 3: Click on the registration link for the scheme to apply for

Step 4:  Enter the required details and complete the application form

Step 5: Upload all documents required

Step 6: Complete the payment procedure and submit the application

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