profile-img
Eduncle posted an Article
June 1, 2020 • 5:32 pm

UGC Scholarships and Fellowships – Grants for PhD & Higher Education

UGC-Scholarships-and-Fellowships-–-Grants-for-PhD-&-Higher-Education

UGC-NET-2020-Study-Plan-&-Imp-Topic

Every year, thousands of scholarships are awarded to those who have achieved some specific targets or performed outstandingly in their concerned fields.

 

To extend a warm felicitation to such extraordinary performers in Academic Field, UGC has started UGC Scholarships & Fellowships.

 

 

Crack UGC NET with Experts Tips, Mock Tests & Solved Question Papers! Download Free!

 

 

Below we are providing a quick list to review all the Scholarships/Fellowships offered by UGC at one place.

Please check –

 

 

 

 

Get the Free Counselling and experts’ advice for UGC NET, Sign Up  to Receive a Call from Us.

 

 

 

Emeritus Fellowship

 

To provide an opportunity to the Highly qualified, experienced & superannuated Teachers who have been actively engaged in research & teaching programs in the preceding years, UGC has started the “Emeritus Fellowship”.

 

With the help of this fellowship, teachers will be able to undertake research, without any restriction of position or pay scales.

 

Objective

 

The Emeritus Fellowship allow candidates to pursue research from the following institutes -

Universities/Institutions/Colleges under section 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act, 1956.

Deemed to be Universities under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 which are eligible to receive grant in aid from UGC.

Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central/ State Govt.

Institutes of National Importance.

 

Eligibility

 

The eligibility will be based on the quality of research and published work contributed by the teacher in his/her service career.

The awardee (superannuated) can work under this scheme with a well-defined time bound action plan up to the age of 70 years or up to two years (non-extendable) of the award whichever is earlier.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

The reservation shall be followed as per the Govt. of India norms.

 

Total No. of Seats

 

The number of slots available under the scheme is 100 for Science streams and 100 for Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages (total 200 slots) at any one given time basis.

 

Fellowship Amount & Benefits

 

The assistance available under the scheme is:

Honorarium of 31,000/- pm for two years (non-extendable)

Contingency grant (non-lapsable) of INR 50,000/- p.a. towards secretarial assistance, travel within the country connected with the research project, stationery, postage, consumables, books and journals, and equipment.

*However, books, journals and equipment etc. procured out of the contingency grant will be the property of the university/college/institute.

Medical Facilities

Foreign visit related to the approved research work of the awardee will be limited to once in a year with the prior approval/no-objection of the Institution/University where the project work is being undertaken along with that of UGC.

 

 

Get UGC NET Study Material to boost up your UGC NET Preparations! Download Free!

 

 

 

Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences

 

The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and research in Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian Universities/Colleges/ Institutions.
 

Eligibility

 

To avail the scholarship offered by UGC, the candidates must be applicable on the following guidelines –

The candidate should be unemployed.

He or She should not age more than 35 years. Relaxation of 5 years is provided for SC/ST/OBC/Women/PWD (Persons with Disabilities)/ transgenders candidates.

For General Category candidates, minimum 55% of marks at UG level and minimum 60% of marks at PG level are mandatory.

For Reserved Category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Transgenders) candidates, minimum 50% of marks at UG level and minimum 55% of marks at PG level are required.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

 

Scholarship Amount & Benefits

 

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows –

 

Fellowship

INR 38,800 – 1st year | INR 40,300 – 2nd year | INR 41,900 - 3rd year

Contingency A

INR 50,000 p.a. for three years

Escorts/Reader assistance

INR 2000/- p.m. (fixed) in case of physically disabled candidates

 

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

 

The UGC has initiated a scheme of Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Women, to those candidates, who are unemployed holding Ph. D. degree in their respective subject areas with an aim to accelerate the talented instincts of the women candidates to carry out the advanced studies and research.

 

Eligibility

 

The candidate should be unemployed.

The candidates must have been awarded the Ph.D. degree to be eligible to apply

The candidate should be 55 years of age. There shall be age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ Transgenders (Persons with Disabilities for 5 years).

In case of General Category minimum 55% of marks at UG level and minimum 60% of marks at PG level.

For Reserved Categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ Transgenders), minimum 50% of marks at UG level and minimum 55% of marks at PG level.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

 

Scholarship Amount & Benefits

 

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows –

 

Fellowship

INR 38,800 – 1st year | INR 46,500 – After 2 year

Contingency A

INR 50,000 p.a. for three years

Escorts/Reader assistance

INR 2000/- p.m. (fixed) in case of physically disabled candidates

 

 

 

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

 

The main motives of the proposed scheme are -

 

To support higher education of single girl child in Social Sciences.

To recognize the value of observance of small family norm.

To recognize the norm of single girl child in society.

To propagate the concept of single girl child norm.

Promoting single girls in the society.

 

Eligibility

 

Any single girl child of her parents pursuing Ph.D. in Social Sciences in Universities/Colleges/ Institutes is eligible to apply under the scheme.

In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for fellowship under the scheme.

Proof of being single girl child has to be submitted on an affidavit of INR 50/- Stamp paper from the fellow/parent duly attested by SDM/First Class Magistrate/Gazetted Officer at the time of filling the online application.

The scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has registered herself in regular, fulltime Ph. D. program in Social Sciences in any of the Indian Universities/Colleges/Institutes.

Admission to Ph.D. Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.

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)/ Transgenders can apply.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme as per the norms.

 

Scholarship Amount

 

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows –

 

Fellowship

INR 25,000 - For initial two years | INR 28,000 - For remaining tenure

Contingency

INR 10,000 - For initial two years | INR 20,500 - For remaining tenure

Escorts/Reader assistance

INR 2000/- p.m. (fixed) in case of physically disabled candidates

 

 

 

Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child For PG Programs

 

To support post graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses and to recognize the value of observance of small family norm, UGC has initiated this fellowship.

 

Eligibility

 

Girl students without having any brother or the girl student who are twin daughters/ fraternal daughter may also apply for scholarship under the aforesaid scheme.

In a family if one son and one daughter is available then girl child will not be considered for scholarship under the scheme.

Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible.

The scheme is applicable to such single girl child who has taken admission in regular, fulltime first year master’s degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG-I-year student only.

Admission to PG Course in Distance education mode is not covered under the scheme.

 

Financial Assistance

 

The candidates who apply for the scheme can get a financial assistance of INR 3100 per month.

 

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates

 

The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidates to undertake postdoctoral research in Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences at any of the Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.

 

Eligibility

 

The candidate must have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit.

Only Ph.D. awarded unemployed candidates will be eligible for the award of Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

The upper age limit for male applicants is 50 years and 55 years in the case of female candidates.

The candidates of SC/ST categories having 50% marks at UG level and 55% marks at PG level are eligible to apply under the Scheme.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

 

Scholarship Prize Money

 

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:

 

S. No.

Item

Rate of Fellowship (Revised)

1.

Fellowship

INR 38,800 pm for first 2 years | INR 46,500 pm from 3rd year onwards

2.

Contingency

INR 50,000 pa

3.

Escorts/Reader/Assistance

INR 2,000 pm in case of PWD’s

 

The fellowship will be applicable up to 5 years only.

 

 

 

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates

 

The main motive of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to eligible SC/ST Candidates to pursue higher studies such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the reputed Indian Universities/Colleges.

 

Eligibility

 

The candidate should belong to SC/ST and should have passed the Post Graduate Examination.

The Candidate must be registered for M.Phil./Ph.D.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

 

Scholarship Prize Money

 

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:

 

Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology

INR 16000 for initial two years
INR 18000 for remaining tenure

RGNJRF
RGNSRF

Contingency A

INR 10000 for initial two years
INR 20500 for remaining tenure

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Contingency B

INR 12000 for initial two years
INR 25000 for remaining tenure

Sciences, Engg.
& Technology

Departmental Assistance

INR 3000 student to the host
institution for providing infrastructure

For all disciplines

Escorts/Reader assistance

INR 2000 in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates

For all disciplines

HRA

As per rules of the University/ Institutions

For all disciplines

 

 

 

National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students

 

The fellowship is designed for the ST Candidates who have passed the Post Graduate examination in concerned subject and who desire to pursue research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.

 

The candidate should be from ST Category. Rest Eligibility Criteria and Fellowship Amount is same as Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC Candidates.

 

Scholarship Amount:

 

Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology

INR 25,000 for initial two years
INR 28,000 for remaining tenure

JRF
SRF

Contingency A

INR 10000 for initial two years
INR 20,500/-pa for remaining tenure

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Contingency B

INR 12,000/-pa for initial two years
INR 25,000/-pa for remaining tenure

Sciences, Engg.
& Technology

Escorts/Reader assistance

INR  2000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates

All Subject

HRA

As per rules of the University/Institutions/Colleges

All Subject

 

 

 

National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities

 

To provide the opportunities to students with disabilities for pursuing higher education leading to degrees such as M. Phil. and Ph.D., UGC has started the concerned fellowship.

There are total 200 Fellowships for the PWD Candidates.

 

Eligibility

 

Any student with disabilities who has been admitted to M.Phil./Ph.D. degree in a University or academic institution.

The candidate must get himself/herself registered for M.Phil/Ph.D at the first available opportunity but not later than within a period of two years from the receipt of award letter. This period is not extendable.

After two years, if the progress in the research works of the awardee is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years as Senior Research Fellowship (SRF).

*The research work will be assessed by a three-member committee set up by the University. The committee will consist of the Supervisor, Head of the Department and one outside expert in the subject.

JRF may be terminated in case the progress of the candidate is not found satisfactory by the committe

 

Scholarship Amount

 

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:

 

Item

Rate of Fellowship (Revised)

Categories

Fellowship

INR 16,000 pm for first 2 years | INR 18,000 pm from 3rd year onwards

For all Subjects

Contingency A

INR 10,000 pa for Initial 2 years | INR 20,500 pa for remaining years

Humanities &Social Sciences

Contingency B

INR 12,000 pa for Initial 2 years | INR 25,000 pa for remaining years

Sciences, Engg. & Technology

Departmental Assistance

INR 3,000 pa per student to the hostinstitution for providing infrastructure

-

Escorts/Reader/Assistance

INR 2,000 pm in case of PWD’s

All Subjects

 

 

 

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students

 

The Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students is formulated and funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs.

 

The scheme is open to candidates who belong to one of the Minority Community i.e. Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist, Christian & Jain and are pursuing higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.

 

3% fellowships are reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates belonging to Minority Communities as per provision laid down by the Government of India.

 

 

Eligibility

 

Candidate should belong to one of the minority communities – Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi & Jain.

Candidate should be registered for regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D courses in University/Academic Institution by fulfilling conditions of admission of that University/Institution.

The annual income of the beneficiary/parents or guardian of the beneficiary should not exceed INR 2.5 lakh from all sources. Candidate should submit his/her income or his/her parent’s/guardian’s income certificate issued by the appropriate Authority.

The candidate should have secured a minimum score of 50% at Post Graduate level.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

The Fellowship Prize Money is same as Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC Candidates.

 

Scholarship Amount:

 

Fellowship

INR 25,000 for initial two years (JRF)
INR 28,000 for remaining tenure (SRF)

Contingency for Contingency for Humanities & Social Sciences and Commerce

INR 10, 000 for initial two years.
INR 20, 500 for remaining three years

Contingency for Science

INR 12, 000 for initial two years
INR 25, 000 for remaining three years.

Escorts/Reader Assistance

INR 2,000 in cases of physically and visually challenged candidates

 

 

 

National Fellowship for OBC Candidates

 

The Fellowship Scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social other backward classes (OBC) candidates of the society and to provide them the opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research.

 

The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to unemployed students belonging to OBC to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees (full-time) in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.

 

Eligibility

 

The candidate should belong to OBC and should have passed the Post Graduate examination and an annual income of the beneficiary/parents or guardian of the beneficiary should not exceed INR 6.00 lakh per annum from all sources.

The candidate who is already registered for M.Phil./Ph.D. will be eligible for the consideration for award of the fellowship under cited scheme.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

The Fellowship Prize Money is same as Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC Candidates.

 

Scholarship Amount:

 

Fellowship in Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences

INR 25000 for initial two years
INR 28000 for remaining tenure

JRF
SRF

Contingency A

INR 10000 for initial two years
INR 20500 for remaining tenure

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Contingency B

INR 12000 for initial two years
INR 25000 for remaining tenure

Sciences, Engg.
& Technology

Escorts/Reader assistance

INR 2000 in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates

All Subjects

HRA

As per rules of the University/ Institutions

All Subjects

 

 

 

 

Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates

 

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to 1000 SC/ST candidates to pursue postgraduate level studies in Professional subjects at recognized Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges.

 

Eligibility

 

The candidate must have obtained Graduate degree in the relevant subject and obtained admission at Postgraduate level for regular full time course in any of the Professional subject in a recognized University/Institution/College.

The upper age limit for male applicants is 45 years and 50 years in the case of female candidates.

 

Scholarship Amount

 

The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:

 

Item

Rate of Fellowship (Revised)

Categories

Fellowship

INR 7,800 pm | INR 4,700 pm

M.E./M-Tech|Other Courses

Contingency A

INR 15,000 pa | INR 10,000 pa

M.E./M-Tech|Other Courses

 

 

 

 

Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders

 

The purposes of this scheme are:

To promote and nurture talent.

To reward meritorious students with the outstanding performance at the Undergraduate level for pursuing postgraduate studies.

To promote study in basic courses at undergraduate level.

To build up academic excellence at postgraduate level across the colleges and universities in the country.

The scholarship is available to the student for first PG Degree only.

Age limit for the students is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.

Distance mode of education will not be considered under the scheme.

Tenure and Number of Scholarships

There are total 3000 fellowships available for the candidates who are seeking to pursue PG Degree and the fellowship will be valid till 2 years only.

 

Amount of Fellowship

 

The candidates who get selected for the concerned fellowship get INR 3,100 pm for a period of two years only (10 months in the year) i.e. full duration of a PG course.

 

 

 

"Ishan Uday" for North Eastern Region

 

For promoting the higher education and for encouraging children belonging to an economically weaker section of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch “Ishan Uday” Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region.

The objectives of the Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region are -

To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region.

To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in NE Region.

To focus more on professional education in NE Region.

Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation.

Number of Fellowships

 

It is envisaged to provide ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships every year beginning from the academic year 2014-15 for general degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and para-medical courses.

 

Eligibility

 

Students with the domicile of NER who have passed Class XII or equivalent exam from a school situated within NER through any recognized Board of Education.

Only first-year Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

For integrated degree courses the scholarship will be tenable for the complete duration of the course.

For dual degree courses, the scholarship shall be tenable for the first degree only. The university shall clarify it while recommending a candidate for the scholarship.

For availing scholarship under this scheme, the income of the parents of the student should not exceed INR 4.5 lakh per annum.

Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme.

The following shall not be eligible under this scheme-

Students pursuing courses/programs through Open Universities.

Students already availing scholarship for pursuing the Undergraduate program under any other scheme.

Students gaining admission through ‘management quota’.

Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, not leading to an award of a Degree.

Students whose parents’ income exceeds INR 4.5 lakh per annum.

 

Amount of fellowship

 

An amount of INR 5400/- p.m. for General Degree courses and INR 7800/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student.

 

All the above fellowships are offered by UGC. To avail the higher studies opportunities to the Post Graduated candidates, UGC also started the NTA NET Exam through which candidates can show off their talent and abilities to outstand for the prestigious positions of Lecturer in any Indian University.

 

To know more about the products the UGC NET Exam, you can visit the links given below –

 

 

 

 

Sign Up at Eduncle for Free and Begin-Up your Exam Preparation with Complete Expert Guidance!

 

 

 

Detailed List of UGC Scholarships

 

S.No.

Scholarship Name

Application Period*

No. of Scholarships

1.

Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

Between October and November

3000

2.

Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder

Between October and November

3000

3.

Post Graduate Scholarships for Professional Courses for SC/ST Candidates

Between October and November

1000

4.

Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for NER

Between October and November

10000

5.

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

NA

NA

6.

Emeritus Fellowship

NA

200

7.

Dr. S. Radharkrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences

NA

200

9.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

NA

100

10.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to SC/ST Candidates

NA

100

11.

National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students

NA

2000

12.

National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students

NA

750

13.

National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities

Between October and November

200

14.

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students

NA

756

15.

National Fellowship for OBC Candidate

NA

300

 

 

If you find this article helpful, then do share it with your friends. Also, if you have any queries related to the provided information, please feel free to ask through the comments box.

 

Thanks 

 

 

Showing 2 comments out of 2
  • Sheela
    i need information about the UG student to get scholarship in one project submission
    Eduncle
    Hello Sheela,   Greetings from Eduncle!   UGC Scholarships are meant only for the PhD Scholars or Researchers. We're extremely sorry that we cannot help you on this! &nbs...
    Show more