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Brief Description:

University Grants Commission Basic Scientific Research (UGC-BSR) invites applications for The UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship 2020 from talented teachers in Science and Technology who are at the verge of superannuation to continue their productive research for an additional period of three years after superannuation. The selected candidates will receive INR 50,000 per month and a research grant of INR 5,00,000 per annum (on yearly basis).


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a teacher at the level of Reader/Associate Professor/Professor in the Science and Technology departments of the universities
  • Have successfully supervised the PhD dissertation of 15 (in basic sciences) or 10 (in engineering and technology) full time candidates, 5 of whom are graduated during the last 10 years
  • Have handled, as Principal Investigator, sponsored research projects funded by national/international agencies, in the last 10 years
  • Have obtained a cumulative impact factor of published papers as 50 or above (according to the Journal Citation Reports of Thomson Reuters)
  • Apply within 1 year of the date of superannuation
  • Not hold any administrative responsibility during the tenure of the Fellowship, effective from the date of superannuation

Note: The Department/School/University must provide an undertaking that the applicant will be provided with required laboratory infrastructure and administrative assistance for undertaking the fellowship work and the permission to take at least two stipendiary candidates for PhD under the applicant.


The selected candidates will receive INR 50,000 per month and a research grant of INR 5,00,000 per annum (on yearly basis).


The candidates will be asked to upload three (3) PDF files providing –

  • Complete list of publications giving for each paper: serial number, the title of the paper, names of all authors, journal, year, volume, page and impact factor of the journal
  • Grant-related information (one-page proposal and planned utilization of the grant)
  • Certificate from the University in a given format

Apply Here:

1621072_BSR-Faculty-Fellowship-new.pdf (ugc.gov.in)

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