UGC JRF Fellowship 2016


University Grants Commission of India offers Junior Research Fellowship, Research Associateship to foreign nationals. These scholarships are called UGC JRF, RA in official terms. These fellowships and associateships are offered to the scholars i.e. students and teachers alike from developing countries of Latin America, Asia (Not for India) and Africa.

No of UGC JRF, RA – Foreign Nationals Fellowships are 20 (UGC JRF) and 7 UGC RA

These fellowships are awarded for research in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities and are awarded in concurrence with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India

Eligibility For UGC JRF Fellowship 2016 Foreign National Program

The candidates who have passed high-class master’s degree with a second-class bachelor’s degree, or second-class master’s degree with a first-class bachelor’s degree.

Age Limit: 35 years for male candidates as on 1st July of the year of application and 40 years for female candidates

Eligibility For UGC RA Foreign National Program

The candidates must have a doctorate degree, published research work to their credit and evidence of independent research work

Age limit: In case of male applicants, the age should be 40 years as on 1st July of the year of application, and 45 years in the case of female candidates

Application Procedure UGC JRF, RA – Foreign Nationals

The applications are invited through circulation to Indian embassies/Indian missions abroad

They will receive applications from eligible candidates and after due screening locally, will send them to the UGC for consideration

Foreign students from Asia, Africa and Latin America studying in India who have completed their master’s degree or doctoral degree and desires to pursue research may send their applications through the university they propose to work with

The application will have to be endorsed by their respective embassies for consideration by the Commission

Procedure for approval by UGC: The applications received are placed before a short listing/screening committee constituted for this purpose.

  • The short listed proposals are placed before the selection committee to finalize the proposals for the award of JRF and RA
  • The decision of the commission is final and binding
  • The UGC conveys the provisional intimation of selection to the candidate
  • However, this intimation does not bestow the award to the candidate

The formal award letter will be issued only on receipt of political clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India

UGC JRF Award of Fellowship

Fellowship Rs 12,000/- p.m. (for initial period of two years), Rs 14,000/- p.m. (for remaining period subject to the recommendation for enhancement/extension by a three member committee and the Commission’s approval for Sciences for initial two years)

Contingency Rs 12,000/- p.a. for Science, Rs 10,000/- p.a. for Humanities and Social Sciences, Rs 25,000/- p.a. for remaining period for Sciences, Rs 20,500/- p.a. for remaining period for Humanities Department; Rs 3,000/- p.a., per JRF Assistance Escort/Handicapped Allowance Rs 2,000/-p.a. per JRF

HRA as per rule of the concerned institution

UGC RA Fellowship Foreign Nationals

RA Fellowship Rs 16,000/- p.m. (fixed) for 4 years, Contingency Rs 30,000/- p.a., Departmental Assistant 10% of Associateship to the host institution for providing infrastructural facilities

HRA as per rule of the concerned institution

UGC JRF, RA – Foreign Nationals from eligible scholars for the year 2016-17 for availing the above mentioned Fellowships/Associateships may be forwarded to the Commission (in triplicate) for consideration

UGC JRF, RA – Foreign Nationals last date of receipt of application is: As soon as possible

For more details visit official website of UGC of India

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