As we know, PhD is the highest academic achievement in a field and owing to their high level of expertise in their chosen field. PhD holders earn the right to be referred as a doctor.
To obtain a PhD degree, it requires many years of hard work, dedication and years of college tuition. Without adequate financial support, it would be burdensome for academics to pursue PhD. But, there are many scholarships for PhD available for students and applicants in India.
|SI.NO||Scholarship Name||Provider Name||Application Timeline|
|1||Google PhD Fellowship India||Between March and April|
|2||SAARC Agricultural PhD Scholarships SAARC Agricultural Centre (SAC) Between March and April||SAARC Agricultural Centre (SAC)||Between March and April|
|3||ESSO-NCESS Junior Research Fellowship||ESSO – National Centre for Earth Science studies||Always Open|
|4||Burning Questions Fellowship Awards||Tiny Beam Fund||Between May and June|
|5||Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarships||Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund||Between March and May|
|6||Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF)||MHRD, Government of India||Between March and April|
|7||Vision India Foundation (VIF) Fellowship||Vision India Foundation (VIF)||Between December and January|
|8||Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Science||UGC||Between November and January|
|9||ICHR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)||Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)||Between November and December|
|10||FITM||Forum on Indian Traditional Medicine (FITM) and Ministry of AYUSH||Between November and December|
Google will offer the selected candidates a fellowship of USD 50,000 for a duration of 4 years.
PMRF will offer selected candidates a fellowship of INR 80000 for 5 years.
The selected fellows will receive a fellowship of INR 17,600 per month for 2 years. They will also get a contingency grant of INR 16,500 per annum for 2 years.
A postdoctoral researcher or postdoc is a person professionally conducting research after the completion of their doctoral studies. The ultimate goal of a postdoctoral research position is to pursue additional research, training, or teaching in order to have better skills to pursue a career in academia, research, or any other fields. Postdoctoral research is often considered essential while advancing the scholarly mission of the host institution; it is expected to produce relevant publications in peer-reviewed academic journals or conferences. In some countries, postdoctoral research may lead to further formal qualifications or certification, while in other countries it does not.
The Post Doctoral Fellowships are available in Anna University aims to enhance the research and innovation eco system of Anna University by attracting young exceptionally talented scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds to work on challenging and frontiers areas. It provides a platform for the development of future science and technology leaders.
The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of 2 years, renewable to the 3rd year based on satisfactory performance of the PDF holder. While joining as CIR PDF scholar, the PDF holder has to give joining report to. Centre for International Relations through the concerned Head of the Department / Centre. On completion of PDF tenure, the candidate will submit a comprehensive report to the Centre for International Relations through the Head of the Department
|The PDFs are eligible for the following||: Rs. 45,000/- Gross per month|
|Accommodation||: HRA 10,000/-|
|Contingency Grant / Travel||: Rs. 1 Lakh per annum|
|Leave||: 20 days per year (pro-rate)|
Progress Report & Performance Appraisal
The performance of the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be assessed by a Performance Evaluation Committee (PEC). The PEC will meet every six months to assess the performance of the Post-Doctoral Fellow. The candidate should present a progress report to PEC detailing the research work carried out and research findings supported by publications, patents, technology transfer agreements, commercialisation of product, as appropriate
If the Post-Doctoral Fellow wishes to leave the programme before the end of the¬ tenure, he/she can do so with prior approval of the PEC giving two month notice. The fellowship may be terminated by the University if the performance /conduct of the fellow is unsatisfactory after giving two-month notice to the Post-Doctoral Fellow.