On this Teachers’ Day 2022, The University Grants Commission (UGC) will be announcing multiple research schemes and research grants at a launch event supposed to take place at 3 pm through a Livestream on the official Twitter handle of the UGC.
A total of 3 grants and 2 fellowship schemes have been announced by the commission. As per the UGC notification, three research grants for faculty members and in-service teachers will be launched. A total of 100 slots are available for this fellowship, and selected candidates will receive an amount of Rs 50,000 per month and Rs 50,000 per year as a contingency.
Check out the details of the list of UGC fellowship and research grants schemes:
Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members
This scheme is solely dedicated to the retired faculty members, to provide them with research opportunities even after their retirement. A total of 100 slots will be available and the selected candidates will get Rs 50,000 per month as a part of this fellowship. Also, a sum of Rs 50,000 will be given per annum. The tenure of this fellowship will be three years or up to 70 years, whichever is applicable.
Interested candidates must be less than 67 years of age and should have successfully supervised PhD dissertations of at least 10 full-time candidates, three of whom have received their degrees during the preceding 10 years. Also, the applicant must have handled, as Principal Investigator, at least three sponsored research projects funded by national/international agencies. In addition to this, the applicant should not hold any administrative responsibility during the tenure of the fellowship which would be from the date of superannuation.
Research Grant for In-Service Faculty Members
This grant aims to provide research opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members or to the ones already in service. Under the scheme, Rs 10 lakh shall be provided to 200 candidates for a duration of two years.
Interested candidates should be maximum of 50 years with a minimum 10 years of service left in the university/institution from the date of submission of his/her application. The applicant should have successfully supervised PhD dissertation of five full-time candidates and completed at least two sponsored research projects funded by national/international government or private agencies.
Dr D.S. Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members
This research scheme is in favor of the new recruits, providing research opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members. Support of Rs 10 lakh will be provided to 132 selected candidates for a period of two years.
The applicants should be newly appointed Assistant Professors against permanent posts, should have PhD degrees with a minimum of five research papers and shall apply within a period of two years from the date of joining.
Dr Radhakrishnan UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship
This fellowship aims to provide an opportunity to carry out advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences including languages offered in Indian universities and institutions. According to reports, this fellowship has 900 seats of which 30 percent of them have been reserved for women candidates. The selected candidates will get Rs 50,000 per month as part of the fellowship and Rs 50,000 annually as a contingency.
Applicants applying for this scholarship must be unemployed and should hold a PhD degree, should be a first-time applicant for UGC post-doctoral fellowship. They should have a minimum of 55 per cent of marks or equivalent at the postgraduate level; there is a relaxation of 5 per cent marks for reserved categories and transgender. The candidates should be below 35 years for the general category and 40 years for the reserved/women/ transgender categories.
Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship for Single Girl Child
This fellowship is supposed to provide fellowship for a single girl child and encourage them to pursue research work, leading to the award of a PhD degree. The scheme has no fixed limit of slots and has a total tenure of five years.
Any single girl child pursuing PhD in any stream in any recognised university, college or institution, registered in a regular, full-time PhD programme can apply for this fellowship. The applicant should be below 40 years in the unreserved (UR) category and 45 years if they are applying from the reserved categories.