Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was established in the year of 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country. It supports a network of 27 ICSSR research institutes.
About the Fellowship: ICSSR is inviting applicants for the fellowships which is aimed to assist young scholars who have the potential and competence for research to work full time on their approved research themes and to support doctoral students to pursue and complete their research work
Candidates who hold a Master’s degree of a recognized university in any social science subject with a minimum of second class with 55% marks.
Relaxation of 5% marks/ corresponding grades will be made for SC/ST candidates.
Candidates should preferably not be more than 35 years (relax able by 5 years in case of SC/ST) as on the last date for the receipt of the completed applications in the Council.
For teachers and professional staff of research institutes holding regular posts, the upper age limit would be 45 years
For award of doctoral fellowship, preference will be given to those already registered for PhD. Candidates who cleared NET will also be considered on priority.
For short-term doctoral fellowship, scholars having completed two years of their Ph.D. registration and not in receipt of any assistance from any other source or in receipt of a small fellowship from other agencies are eligible to apply.
For contingency grant for completing PhD, doctoral scholars in social sciences, not in receipt of any assistance, are eligible to apply to meet the expenses relating to fieldwork, computer analysis, printing of questionnaires, cartographic work and purchase of books and journals, etc. for submission of the thesis.
No candidate will be considered for award of grant under this scheme prior to the laps of at least 3 years after completing/ availing of previous grant under this scheme.
Defaulters of any previous grant of ICSSR under any scheme will not be eligible for consideration until obtaining the clearance of the relevant administrative division of the ICSSR.
For short term doctoral fellowship, the fellowship amount will be Rs.16000/- per month and contingency grant (Research Expenses) will be Rs. 15,000/-per annum
Duration: 2 years extendable up to1 more year