Scholarship :  UGC - Junior Research Fellowships for Foreign Nationals
Course :  Arts Humanities and Social Science (MPhil)
Provider Address :  University Grants Commission, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110 002. Tel: 23233486 FAX: 011-23236288
Description : 

Eligibility Criteria
Age Male - 35 years on 1st July of the year of application
Women - 40 years
Academic A first-class Masters degree with a second class Bachelors degree, or second-class Masters degree with a first-class Bachelors degree
Other The candidate should be a students or teacher in one of the developing countries of Asia/Africa or Latin America
Fellowship Details
Number of Fellowships 20
Duration 2 years +2 years or till the submssion of Ph.D thesis, which ever is earlier
  • Rs.8000 pm
  • Rs.9000 pm
Contingency Grant For the initial 2 years
Humanities: Rs.10000 pa
Sciences: Rs.12000 pa

For the subsequent years
Humanities: Rs.20500 pa
Sceinces: Rs.25000 pa
House Rent Allowance Suitable single-seated hostel accomodation or HRA as per rules of the University/Institution or HRA as per categorisation of the cities by the Government of India
Overhead Charges Rs.3000 p.a per student payable to the Hostel Institution
Disbursement Administered by the Host Institution where the Fellow is registered for m.Phil/Ph.D
Monitoring of Progress Progress is monitored by the concerned supervisor and Head of Department. A six-monthly progress report duly signed by the supervisor, head of department and registrar is to be submitted by the end of the month of June and december
Selection Procedure Applications should be sent to Indian Embassises and Missions. These will be locally screened before being sent to the UGC for Consideration. 
Eligible foreign students studying in India who have completed their Masters degrees and desire to pursue research may send their applications through the University they propose to work with. The application will have to be endorsed by their respective embassies in India for consideration by the Commission

The Selection Committee constituted by the UGC makes the selections from among the applications short-listed by the screening committee also constituted by the Commission. A provisional intimation of selection is sent to the candidate. The formal award letter is issued only on receipt of political clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Notification & Deadline

Circulars are sent to Indian embassies/ Indian missions abroad inviting applications

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