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Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2024

Brief Description:

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Post Doctoral Fellowship 2024 is a research opportunity offered by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Education, Government of India, to encourage and retain young Indian Social Science scholars who have completed their Ph.D. degree and wish to pursue a regular career in teaching and research. Selected fellows will receive a monthly fellowship of ₹31,000 and an annual contingency grant of ₹25,000.


To be eligible, an applicant must:-

  • be 40 years old or younger on the last date of application. (Note: SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates will be given a 5-year age relaxation.)
  • possess a Ph.D. degree at the time of application
  • demonstrate the necessary competence to conduct research in social sciences or the social aspects of other disciplines, in the opinion of the ICSSR
  • be affiliated with an ICSSR Research Institute, an Institute of National Importance approved by the Ministry of Education, a government research institute, or a public-funded Indian university (including deemed universities and colleges) with an approved Ph.D. program in their chosen field


Note:- The selected fellow will work under the supervision of a senior social scientist, at least an Associate Professor with demonstrated experience in research supervision and publications. The supervisor must be affiliated with the institution and be approved by the ICSSR.


Selected fellows will receive ₹31,000 per month and an annual contingency grant of ₹25,000.


  • Research proposal in either Hindi or English (Note:- Use Unicode 8 (UTF-8) to fill the form in Hindi)


Upon completion of the fellowship, the scholar is required to submit the following documents – 

  • A book-length final report along with a summary of the report in 3,000-4,000 words
  • Two published research papers preferably in Scopus Indexed or UGC care-listed research journals or edited books on the theme of the research undertaken


Note:- These documents are required to be submitted in hard copy (two copies of the final report and two copies each of the summary and research articles) and a soft copy.

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