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ICSSR Senior and Post-Doctoral Fellowship

All India - International

Scholarship Details

The research proposal should be in a social science discipline or may be interdisciplinary in nature having significant social science content. The applicants must have completed their Ph.D. and want to pursue a regular career in teaching and research and should have a high potential and promise for conducting full-time research for specific topics and issues. These studies are expected to contribute to theoretical and conceptual advancement in different disciplines, help to generate fieldwork-based empirical data, and contribute toward policymaking.

  • The value of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship is Rs.31000/- for months and a contingency grant of Rs.25000/- per annum.
  • A fellowship is entitled to salary and allowance admissible as per rules and contingency grant of Rs.25,000/- p.a. However special allowance like children's education allowance, medical reimbursement, LTC, etc. are not admissible from ICSSR. The parent institution may, however, pay/reimburse the same as per its rule.
  • The fellows will also get leave salary and pension contribution for a contribution towards CPF and gratuity for the period for which he/she holds the ICSSR fellowship as per rules of the parent institution.
  • The fellow should not be more than 45 years of age. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ ST/Persons with disability.
  • The candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in any of the social science disciplines.
  • A fellow must affiliate themselves to an ICSSR Research Institute of National importance, which is approved by the government research institute/ public funded Indian University including deemed universities and colleges having approved Ph.D. programmes and requisite research infrastructure of their choice.
  • The selected fellow has to work under the guidance of a senior social scientist. The supervisor should not be superannuated and must be in regular employment at the time of application and should belong to the affiliating institution in the same discipline as that of the applicant.
Documents Needed
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Ph.D. affiliation certificate
  • Other relevant documents
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
How To Apply
  • The applicant first visits the official site of ICSSR.
  • The applicant needs to click on the registration form, which includes the research proposal format, namely- The detail of the research proposal given in the application form. Proposals should be submitted in the given proforma only.
  • In this application form, you have to submit documents that are required in the application form. All the Scholars are required to keep the hard copy of the application annexures ready, duly forwarded by the competent authorities of the university or institution so that they may submit the required hard copies, on-demand, within one week after the completion of the screening process. It is being done for the sake of convenience of the applicants so that they get more time for preparing the hard copies.
  • The research proposal submitted by the candidate should be either in English or Hindi.