Thursday, August 14, 2014

Post- Doctoral Fellowship for Women

University Grants Commission

Post- Doctoral Fellowship for Women

University Grants Commission has invited applications from unemployed women candidates holding Ph.D degree in their respective subject areas, for award of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Woman, with an aim to accelerate the talented instincts of the women candidates to carry out the advanced studies and research.

The main objective of the award is to provide an opportunity to women to carry out advanced studies and research in science, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences in Indian Universities and Colleges recognized under Section 2 (f) and fit to receive assistance under section 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956/Institutes of National Importance established by the Central/State Government.
Applicant must have a Doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably, with published research work to their credit. Applicant should have scored a minimum of 55% marks at UG level and 60% of marks at PG level In case of general/open category. For reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PH) candidates, 50% at UG level and 55% at PG level are necessary.

The upper age limit as on 1st July of the year of application is 55 years for those belonging to general/open category and 60 years for applicants of SC/ST/OBC/PH/Minority communities. The number of fellowships available is 100 per year. The tenure of the award is five years with no provision for further extension.

The Fellowship amount will be Rs.25,000/--p.m for fresh candidates and Rs.30,000/--p.m for research experienced holders. All those selected will get a contingency grant of Rs.50000/- per year. Departmental assistance & Escorts/Reader assistance also come with the Fellowship.

In cases where the Post-Doctoral Fellow is provided with accommodation in hostel recognized/ maintained by the institutions, the hostel fee, excluding mess, electricity, water charges, etc. may be reimbursed. A certificate to this effect is to be furnished through the Registrar/Director/Principal in Annexure-II available in the document given at the link

If the Post-Doctoral Fellow makes her own arrangements of accommodation, she may be entitled to draw HRA as per categorization of the cities by the Government of India. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will submit a certificate for this purpose to the UGC for claiming HRA through the concerned University/Institution/College.

Application has to be submitted online at,  latest by 16th August, 2014. Applicant will be required to upload scanned copies (i) Certificate to prove age (One of Xth certificate, School Leaving Certificate etc) (ii) Mark sheet of Graduation & Post Graduation (iii) Ph.D Awarded Certificate (iv) Caste Certificate (in Case of SC/ST/OBC) (v) Physical Disability Certificate (if applicable) while applying online.  Applicants will not be able to submit her application unless above mentioned documents are uploaded.

Online application is to be completed in 4 steps. In Step-1, applicant will be required to fill-in personal Information including caste and physical disability certificate (if applicable). Subsequently, a candidate registration id is generated on completion of step 1. This can be used for generating a pdf file once submission process is completed. In Step-2, applicant will be required to fill-in her Research related Information including academic qualification. In Step-3, Other Information will have to be filled up. In Step-4, the declaration of the applicant has to be submitted.

For more details on the scheme, applicant may visit,

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