UGC offers National Fellowship for Higher Education 2015

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.

Scholarship Details:

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 & TechnologyRs 25,000/-pa for initial two years
Rs 28,000/-pa for remaining tenure 
 Contingency ARs 10000/-pa for initial two years Rs.20,500/-pa for remaining tenureHumanities &
Social Sciences 
 Contingency BRs 12,000/-pa for initial two years
Rs 25,000/-pa for remaining tenure
Sciences, Engg.
& Technology
 Escorts/Reader assistanceRs 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates
All Subject
 HRAAs per rules of the University/Institutions/CollegesAll Subject

UGC offers National Fellowship for Higher Edu

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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
How to Apply?

Candidates can visit the official website to apply online

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline: November 23, 2015.
  • Click here for more information on UGC-National Fellowship for Higher Education 

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