University Grant Commission (UGC) has invited applications for National Fellowship for Higher Education for candidates who belong to Scheduled Tribe (ST) and are pursuing higher studies in (regular and full time) M.Phil/Ph.D degree in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.
Scholarship is offered for the session 2015-17.
The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) scheme for Scheduled Tribes has been renamed as National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students and is formulated and funded by Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
There are 750 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects.
The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the National Fellowship for Higher Education for ST Students Scheme
|Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology||Rs 25,000/-pa for initial two years|
Rs 28,000/-pa for remaining tenure
|Contingency A||Rs 10000/-pa for initial two years Rs.20,500/-pa for remaining tenure||Humanities &|
|Contingency B||Rs 12,000/-pa for initial two years|
Rs 25,000/-pa for remaining tenure
|Escorts/Reader assistance||Rs 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically|
handicapped & blind candidates
|HRA||As per rules of the University/Institutions/Colleges||All Subject|
- The Fellowship will be available only to the ST candidates who fulfill the following conditions for award:
- Candidate belonging to ST should have passed the Post-Graduation examination for being eligible for the Fellowship.
- Candidate must be registered for regular and full time M.Phil./Ph.D courses in University/Institute/Colleges recognised by UGC under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act/ICAR by fulfilling conditions of admission of those University/Institute/Colleges
- ST students once considered eligible for the Fellowship shall not be entitled for any other fellowship of the Centre or State Government for the same study
- The fellowship shall be payable once the student has been registered and started the research work
Candidates can visit the official website to apply online
- Application deadline: November 23, 2015.
- Click here for more information on UGC-National Fellowship for Higher Education