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ICSSR Fellowships 2014

Indian Council of Social Science Research Fellowships ( Senior Fellowships and Post Doctoral Fellowships )

ICSSR invites proposals for Senior Fellowship and Post Doctoral Fellowship for the year 2014 – 15. The research proposals may belong to anyone of the social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature.

The recognized disciplines are :

  1. Sociology and Social Anthropology
  2. Political Science / Public Adminstrator and allied subjects
  3. Economics and allied subjects
  4. International Studies
  5. Social Geography and Population Studies
  6. Commerce and Management
  7. Social Psychology and allied subjects
  8. Education and allied subjects
  9. Social Linguistics / Socio – Cultural and allied subjects
  10. Law, International Law and allied subjects
  11. National Security & Strategic Studies
  12. Any other ( specify ). Within the framework of social sciences, an effort is made to promote interdisciplinary studies.

ICSSR Fellowships 2014 Eligibility

1. Senior Fellowships are awarded to social scientists who have done quality research work in the Social sciences, and have publications and papers in professional journals to their credit. In addition, civil servants, journalists and social workers recognized for their academic interests would also be considered. There is no age bar for this category of fellowship.

2. Post – Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to scholars, preferably below the age of 50 years, who have shown significant competence in research work, have completed their Ph.D. or have done equivalent research work of merit in the Social sciences, and desire to work on approved research themes at institutions of excellence under the guidance of senior social scientists.

Value and Duration

The value of the Senior Fellowship is ₹ 40,000/- P.M. and ₹ 40,000/- as contingency grant per annum. In case of employed scholar, salary will be protected.

The value of the Post Doctoral Fellowship is ₹ 28,000/- P.M. and ₹ 20,000/- as contingency grant per annum. In case of employed scholar, salary will be protected.

Maximum duration of a Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowship is two years. Extension of these fellowships upto six months to a maximum of one year may be considered on merit in exceptional cases by the ICSSR.

ICSSR Fellowships 2014 Application Procedure

Complete application format. In case of Post Doctoral Fellowship, consent letter and Bio-data of supervisor ( One copy ) is also required. For salary protected fellowships, scholar should apply through proper channel.

Formats for research proposals with all details / guidelines in respect of Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowships can be downloaded from the ICSSR website

Applications must be sent by registered mail, acknowledgement due, or through courier.

ICSSR does not accept applications by FAX or E-mail.

There is no last date for applying under any fellowship schemes of ICSSR. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

The proposal, with all necessary details, may be sent to the address :

Head ( Research Fellowships Senior ),
Indian Council of Social Science Research,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
JNU Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110067.

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ICSSR Fellowships for PhD Holders

ICSSR invites proposals for financial support through Fellowships in three categories, Doctoral, General ( PDF – Post Doctoral Fellowship ) and Senior Fellowships. Research proposals may be of the social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature.

ICSSR PhD Fellowships Program Highlights :

Name of FellowshipsPay Scale
Doctoral Fellowships₹ 16,000/- P.M. + Contingency ₹ 15,000/- P.A.
General Fellowships ( PDF )₹ 28,000/- P.M. + Contingency ₹ 20,000/- P.A.
Senior Fellowships₹ 40,000/- P.M. + Contingency ₹ 40,000/- P.A.

Recognized disciplines :

  • Economics / Commerce / Management / Business Administration.
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology / Social Work / Demography / Gender Studies.
  • Political Science / International Relations / Geography / Public Administration.
  • Psychology / Education / Criminology
  • Other – Linguistics / Law etc

ICSSR Fellowships 2014 Eligibility

For fellowships a scholar must have Ph.D. Degree or equivalent publication and the CV must indicate capability of independent research.

Note : The applicant should be affiliated to Universities / Colleges / Institutions recognized and funded by Central / State Government. In case of other institutions / NGOs / Registered Societies, the applicant will have to furnish additional details in accordance of the Research Project Booklet. Affiliation will be granted to only such institutions / NGOs which satisfy the conditions laid down in our format.

Enclosures for the ICSSR PhD Holders application form :

  • Five copies of research proposal.
  • Five copies of 500 word summary of the research proposal.
  • Five copies of bio – data in prescribed format.
  • Letter of consent from the affiliating organization.
  • Document containing the profile of the affiliating organization.

Contact Address :

Indian Council of Social Science Research,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi – 110067,
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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.