Special Support for Research and Innovation by UGC 2023 and Fellowship Program

The University Grants Commission (UGC) in India provides various forms of support for research and innovation through its various schemes and programs. One such scheme is the Special Support for Research and Innovation (SSRI) scheme, which is aimed at encouraging and promoting research in universities and colleges in India.

Special Support for Research and Innovation and Financial Assistance

The SSRI scheme provides financial assistance to universities and colleges for the following activities:

  • Organizing workshops and seminars to promote research
  • Setting up research centers and laboratories
  • Providing equipment and infrastructure for research
  • Providing research fellowships to faculty and students
  • Providing travel grants for attending conferences and workshops

It also provides funding for research projects in various fields such as science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary areas.

The SSRI scheme, UGC also provides fellowship programs

In addition to the SSRI scheme, UGC also provides fellowship programs for students and faculty members to support their research and academic activities. These include:

  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for students pursuing their doctoral studies
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) for students who have completed their doctoral studies
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) for researchers who have completed their doctoral studies
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST students
  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority students

These fellowship programs provide financial assistance to students and faculty members to cover their research-related expenses such as tuition fees, stipend, and travel expenses.

The above-mentioned schemes by UGC are aimed at promoting and encouraging research and innovation in universities and colleges in India, and providing financial assistance to support research and academic activities of students and faculty members.

Find below the latest schemes for empowerment with its name, eligibility and fellowship amount allotted by UGC, Govt of India.

Schemes for Empowerment


Name of the Scheme Eligibility criteria   Fellowship Amount

Schemes For Women Empowerment

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Women Candidates (un-employed) Unemployed women with Ph.D. degrees. Rs. 38,800/- p.m. & Rs. 46,500/- p.m. after two years (HRA + Contingency additional)
Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences Any single girl child who is pursuing regular Ph.D. programme in Social Sciences. Rs. 25,000/- p.m. (1st and 2nd Year) Rs. 28,00 0 /- (3rd& 4th Year)
(HRA+Contingency additional)
PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child Any single girl child who is pursuing
Master Degree (Non-Professional).
Rs. 3,100/- p.m. (for20 months only)

Schemes For Empowerment Of SC/ST Students

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates SC/ST students who have awarded the Ph.D Degree. Rs. 38,800/- p.m. & Rs.46,500/- p.m. after two years
(HRA+Contingency additional)
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates SC/ST candidates who have passed the Post Graduate examination. Rs. 16000/-p.m. for JRF
Rs. 18,000/-p.m. for SRF
(HRA+Contingency additional)
PG S ch o la rsh ip fo r P rofessional Courses for SC/ST Students SC/ST candidates who have obtained Professional Graduate degree. Rs.7,800/- p.m. for M.E. /M.Tech.
Rs.4,700/-p.m. for others

Schemes For Empowerment Of Minorities Communities

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students Minority Communities students who have passed the P ost-G raduation Examination. Rs. 16000/-p.m. for JRF
Rs. 18,000/-p.m. for SRF
(HRA+Contingency additional)
(Fellowship under revision)

Schemes For Differently Abled Persons

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for
Students with Disabilities
The students with disabilities who have passed the P ost-G raduation examination. Rs. 16000/-p.m. for JRF
Rs. 18,000/-p.m. for SRF
(Fellowship under revision)
(HRA+Contingency additional)
Schemes For Empowerment Of Other Backward Classes
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for OBC Candidates The OBC candidate who have passed Post-Graduation examination. Rs. 25000/-p.m. for JRF
Rs. 28,000/-p.m. for SRF
(HRA+Contingency additional)
Schemes For North Eastern Region Students
Ishan Uday Scholarship for Students of North Eastern Region Students from North East Region pursuing Graduation. Rs. 5,000/- for professional
Rs. 3,500/- for non-professional
(Scholarship under revision)

Research Oriented Schemes (Professional & Non-Professional)


 

Name of the Scheme Eligibility criteria   Fellowship Amount
Dr. S. Radhakrishanan Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences including Languages The candidate must have a doctorate degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Rs. 38,800/- p.m. forfirst year
Rs. 40,300/-p.m. 2nd year
Rs. 41,900/-p.m. 3rd year
(HRA+ Contingency additional)
Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship Candidates who have either received a Ph. D degree or submitted their Ph. D thesis in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medical disciplines. Bridging Fellowship
Rs. 34,100/-p.m.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Rs. 43,400/-p.m. 1st year
Rs. 45,000/-p.m. 2nd year
Rs. 46,500/-p.m. 3rd year
Rs. 46,500/- p.m. for Higher PDF
(HRA+ Contingency additional)
Basic Scientific Research Fellowship (RFSMS) The candidates who are selected for registering to the Ph.D. programme in Basic Sciences. For Non NET/GATE qualified
Rs. 21,700/- p.m. forfirst two year
Rs. 24,800/- p.m. 3rd, 4th and 5th Year
For NET/GATE qualified
Rs. 24,800/- p.m. forfirst two years
Rs. 27,900/- p.m. 3rd, 4th and 5th Year
(HRA+ Contingency additional)
Post Graduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders (Non Profession) The First & Second Rank holders at UG level and admitted in any Postgraduate Course Rs. 3,100/- p.m. (for 20 months)
PG S cholarship for GATE/GPAT qualified Students for ME / M.Tech / M. Pharma etc. The candidates pursuing PG in Technical Education. Rs. 12,400/-p.m.

Schemes For Foreign Nationals

Junior Research Fellowship for Foreign Nationals The candidates must have a master’s degree Rs.18,600/-p.m. JRF
Rs. 21,700/-p.m. SRF
(HRA+Contingency additional)
Research Associateship to Foreign National The candidates must have a
doctorate degree.
Rs.25,000/-p.m.
(HRA+Contingency additional)

Schemes For Faculties

BSR Faculty Fellowship Faculty in Basic Sciencesand likely to be superannuated within 2 years Rs. 46,500/- p.m. + contingency
Emeritus Fellowship Superannuated Faculty or likely to be superannuated within 6 months. Rs. 31,000/- p.m. + contingency
Research Award Permanent teachers who have a
doctorate degree.
Full Salary of the awardee
Raman Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Researchers for Indian Scholars in United States to be awarded by UGC, India Permanent teachers who have a
doctorate degree.
U.S. $ 3000/- + contingency
Schemes For NET Qualified Candidates
JRF & SRF in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences Candidates who have qualified in NET or the UGC-CSIR joint test for Junior Research Fellowship Rs. 25,000/- p.m. & Rs. 28,000/- p.m. respectively
(HRA+Contingency additional)

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