The University Grants Commission (UGC) offers the Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in United States of America (USA). Designed specifically to help Indian Ph.D students to secure funding for research and study in any recognized educational institution in the United States, the scholarship offers to pay for all costs associated with the research for a period of up to 12 months.
The scholarship has been established with the intent of providing aspiring Ph.D students with the financial backing they require to conduct the Post Doctoral research in their respective fields of study, develop professional relationships with scholars from the United States and acquire new knowledge and skills currently being used or developed by American scholars so that they can bring them back to India and benefit the education system of the nation.
The following is a list of conditions that must be met by individuals who wish to apply for this scholarship:
All selected candidates will receive a fellowship grant of $ 3000 per month. Candidates applying for fellowships lasting up to 6 months or 12 months will receive a grant of $ 600 and $ 1200 respectively for traveling within the US to attend conferences, seminars and the like. In addition, candidates will be eligible for a one-time-only personal contingency grant of up to Rs. 50,000 to cover for visa, airport transfer, medical insurance etc. The institution shall purchase the air ticket of the candidate through the shortest and most direct route and the UGC shall reimburse the same.
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