Dr DS Kothari Research Grant 2023 for Newly Recruited under Schemes for Faculty. The DS Kothari grant (DSPDF) is a post-doctoral fellowship plan for candidates in the sciences, medicine, and engineering stream. The initiative would offer Rs 10 lakh in financial assistance to 132 selected candidates. Tenure is 2 years.
Objective: The purpose of the research grant is to provide opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members of Universities/ Institutes/ Colleges (here in after “Institutions”) to pursue research in their area(s). Tenure and Slots: Tenure: 2 years and Slots: 132.
Financial Assistance: (i) The quantum of support under the scheme is Rs.10.00 Lakh. (ii) The grant can be utilized for purchasing items like minor equipment, consumables, contingencies, fieldwork, travel etc.
(iii) The grant cannot be used for international travel, purchasing furniture items or for appointing project assistant or research fellow. (iv) The quantum of funds under these heads can be decided by the recipient depending on his / her needs. (v) The items / equipments purchased from this grant shall be property of the University.
The details of these schemes including Guidelines are available at UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in or Fellowship and Research Grant website: https://frg.ugc.ac.in. The online applications can be submitted through the given link. It may be noted that applications received through other modes will not be entertained.
|Name of the fellowship||Kothari Research Grant 2023|
|Title||Check the Dr. DS Kothari Research Grant 2023 details|
|Subject||UGC has launched the Kothari Research Grant 2023 for New Recruited|
|Registration deadline||The last date to apply for these scholarships is October 10|
|Fellowship and Research Grant website||https://frg.ugc.ac.in/|
|Kothari Research Grant Guidelines||Download DSK Research Grant Guidelines from here|
DSK Research Grant Eligibility: (i) Faculty members regularly appointed and working the following institutions are eligible to apply under the schemes: Universities (including constituent and affiliated colleges/institutions) included under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC. Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC. Institutions fully funded by Central or State Governments and empowered to award Degrees. Institutions of National Importance.
(ii) All teachers who are newly appointed at the level of Assistant Professor against permanent posts in university shall be eligible to receive financial support under the scheme.
(iii) The Assistant professor should possess Ph.D. degree with minimum five (5) research papers to his / her credit, published in journals of international repute. (iv) The Assistant Professor should apply for the grant within a period of two years from the date of joining the post in the Department / University.
Selection Process: (i) Online applications will be invited by the UGC for the Research Grant for newly recruited faculty members. (ii) The applications will be evaluated by minimum of three referees assigned by the UGC as per area of research proposed by the applicant.
(iii) The evaluation includes the merit of the proposed project, the professional standing of candidate and the institution where the research is to be carried out. (iv) On the basis of score received from the referees, the final merit list will be generated. The result shall be declared on UGC website (www.ugc.ac.in).
(v) Selected candidates can download their award letter through UGC website. (vi) The whole process would be akin to that employed for manuscript handling and evaluation by leading international journals and will be a paperless exercise. No interim queries will be entertained. (vii) The Commission reserves the right to withdraw/cancel the award of Research Grant without assigning any reason.
Activation of Grant: a. The faculty member shall join / activate the Research Grant within 3 months from the date of issue of Award letter failing which the Research Grant will be treated as cancelled. In special circumstances with due approval of the competent authority, the joining period may be extended for a maximum period up to 6 months from the date of issue of award letter. b. The tenure of Research Grant shall commence from the release of first instalment of research grant.
Procedure for release of Grants: The grant will be released in 3 installments to the university. Initially, 50% of the grant will be released on receipt of the joining report. The next installment of 25% of the research grant shall be paid on submission of the utilization certificate of first installment.
The final installment of 25% of the research grant shall be released on reimbursement basis on submitting the claims and utilization certificate of second installment. However, the tenure to utilize the whole grant shall be 2 years from the release of first installment of research grant. No extension is permissible beyond the total period two years, at the end of which period the research grant ceases with immediate effect. Any claim/reference to the expenditure incurred beyond the tenure of two years will be illegal.