Scholarship :  Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship
Course :  Sciences (Ph.D)
Provider Address :  MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001. Email:
Description : 

Eligibility Criteria
Age 35 years, as on first day of the month of the advertisement
Academic Post Doctoral
  • 1st class or 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Masters Degree (2nd class with 50% for STs)
  • PhD and 5 Years Research/ teaching/ professional experience in the concerned field


  • 1st class or 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Masters Degree (2nd class with 50% for STs)
  • 2 years teaching/research/professional experience/MPhil degree in the concerned field

Masters degree

  • 1st Class or 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelors degree (2nd class with 50% marks for STs)
  • 2 years work experience in the concerned field
Scholarship Details
Number of Scholarships 30 per year (SC 17; ST 9; Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes 1; Scheduled Caste Converts to other religion - 2; Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans - 1)
Duration Postdoctoral Research - 1.5 years, Ph.D - 4 years, Master Degree - 3 years
Value Maintenance allowance - US $ 770 pa
Maintenance allowance for United Kingdom Pound Sterling 5000 pa
Contingency Grant US$ 500 pa
For candidates in United Kingdom
Pound Sterling 325 pa
Others Actual charges will be paid, wherever applicable
  • Actual visa fees in Indian rupees
  • Equipment Allowances: Rs.1100
  • Incidental journey expenses: Up to US$ 15 or its equivalent in Indian rupees

The awardees are permitted to supplement their prescribed allowances by undertaking Research/Teaching Assistantship up to US$ 2400 pa and for awardees in United Kingdom, Pound Sterling 1560 pa

Application Procedure

Applications should be made to the Ministry. Details can be viewed from 

Applications on plain paper in the prescribed format are also invited for the award of nine passage grants in a year to Scheduled Castes (4 grants), Scheduled 
Notification & Deadline
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