The Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) is a 5 year fellowship that offers financial assistance to students belonging to minority communities such as Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi communities for pursuing (Full Time) studies leading to M.Phil/ Ph.D. degree in Arts (Humanities), Social Sciences, Sciences, Technology & Engineering and not availing of the benefit of JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.
These scholarships will be implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through UGC and students who are awarded this Fellowship will be known as Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA) scholars. There are 756 fellowships on offer every year out of which 3% is reserved for physically handicapped students belonging to the minority communities.
You need to meet the following conditions to be eligible for award of this fellowship
The MANF scholarship will be available to you for 2 years initially. After that your research work will be assessed by a panel and if found satisfactory, your tenure will be extended for another 3 years.
The rate of fellowship for JRF and SRF will be at par with the UGC fellowship as amended from time to time. Presently these rates are as follows:
@ Rs.25,000 p.m. for initial two years (JRF)
@ Rs.28,000 p.m. for remaining tenure (SRF)
Contingency for Arts & Commerce
@ Rs.10,000 p.a. for initial two years.
@ Rs.20,500 p.a. for remaining three years
Contingency for Sciences & Engineering
@ Rs.12,000 p.a. for initial two years
@ Rs.25,000 p.a. for remaining three years.
@ Rs.3,000 p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure
@ Rs.2,000 p.m. for physically and visually challenged candidates
Selections to Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) will be based on merit. Apply for Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) here: www.ugc.ac.in/manf