Dr Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 or Dr Radhakrishnan UGC Post Doctoral Fellowship 2022 under Post-Doctora; Schemes, check details from here. While there are 900 seats available, 30 percent of them are reserved for female candidates. As a part of the fellowship, selected candidates will get Rs 50,000 per month and Rs 50,000 per year as a contingency. Tenure- 3 years
UGC has launched the Radhakrishnan PDF with the aim to provide an opportunity to carry out advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian universities or institutions. While this fellowship has 900 seats, 30 percent of these slots are reserved for women candidates.
The selected candidates will be given Rs 50,000 per month as part of the RPD fellowship and Rs 50,000 per annum as contingency.
Eligibility: Candidates applying for this scholarship should be unemployed candidates with PhD degree and should be first time applicants for UGC post doctoral fellowship. They should have minimum 55 percent of marks or equivalent at postgraduate level; there is a relaxation of 5 per cent marks for reserved categories and transgender.
|Name of the fellowship||Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022|
|Title||Check the Dr Radhakrishnan UGC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022|
|Subject||UGC has launched the Dr Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022|
|Registration deadline||The last date to apply for these scholarships is October 10|
|Fellowship and Research Grant website||https://frg.ugc.ac.in/|
|SRPD Fellowship Guidelines||Download the UGC SRPD Fellowship Guidelines from here|
It is necessary that the candidate identifies a Mentor/Supervisor for his/her post-doctoral research work and obtain his/her consent for the mentorship. The candidates should be below 35 years (in the general category) and 40 years if they are applying from the reserved/women/ transgender categories.
Post-doctoral research is an important enabling step in grooming young researchers for launching an academic/research career. A postdoctoral stint also provides an opportunity to acquire new skills, broaden one’s horizon and offers a platform for transition into cross- disciplinary areas. University Grants Commission provides opportunities for post-doctoral research under the UGC Post-doctoral fellowship schemes.
Objective: The objective of these fellowships is to provide an opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities & Social Sciences including languages in Indian Universities/Institutions. Tenure of the fellowship is 3 years with no provision for further extension.
SRPDF Eligibility: a. Only the unemployed candidates who have been awarded the Ph.D. degree in the relevant subject/discipline of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences including languages are eligible to apply. (Provisional Certificate may be accepted in case the degree is not awarded). Persons already in regular service are not eligible to apply.
b. Candidates should be below 35 years of age (as on the date/last date of application). There shall be age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/Women/PWD (Persons with Disabilities) and Transgender for 5 years.
c. If selected candidate is availing any other fellowship/remuneration, he/she will have to resign from the same before accepting the UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
d. Those candidates who have already availed any kind of Post-Doctoral Fellowship from UGC need not apply under the scheme. e. General category candidates having minimum 55% of marks or equivalent percentage converted from CGPA score at Postgraduate level are eligible to apply.
A relaxation of 5% of marks is allowed for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/ PWD (Persons with Disabilities) and Transgender). f. It is necessary that the candidate identifies a Mentor/Supervisor (affiliated to University/Institute wherein Post-Doctoral Fellowship is tenable) for his/her post-doctoral research work and obtain his/her consent for the mentorship.
Eligibility of Mentor/ Supervisor: a. The mentor should be the regular faculty at the level of Associate Professor or above at University/Institution. b. The mentor must have been awarded the Ph.D. degree. c. The mentor should have supervised at least 3 Ph.D. theses.
Eligibility of proposed research center: The fellowship under these schemes will be available for pursuing research work in the following types of institutions only: 1. Universities (including constituent and affiliated institutions) included under section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC. 2. Deemed to be Universities under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC. 3. Institutions fully funded by Central or State Governments and empowered to award Degrees. 4. Institutions of National Importance.
Slots: 900. The slots will be allocated as per Govt. of India reservation policy. However 30% slots will be reserved for the women candidates.
Nature of Assistance available under the Scheme: (a) Fellowship @Rs. 50,000/- p.m. (b) Contingency @ Rs. 50,000/- p.a. (c) Escorts/Reader Assistance @Rs.3000/-p.m.(fixed) in cases of PWD (Person with disability).
Norms for Utilizing Contingency Grant: The Contingency grant may be utilized for minor equipment useful for research such as laboratory equipment or laptop costing less than 50,000/-, chemicals and other research specific items within the ceiling of Rs.1.00 Lakh p.a. with the approval of the host university/institution.
The items purchased from contingency grant are assets of the university/institution and at the end of the fellowship are to be handed over to the host university/institution. The contingency grant cannot be used for international travel, and purchase of furniture.
HRA: Hostel accommodation may be provided to the scholars by their institutions. In such cases, the scholar is eligible to draw only hostel fees excluding mess, electricity, water charges, etc. If the scholar makes his/her own arrangements of accommodation, he/she shall be entitled to draw HRA as per ceiling and categorization of cities by the Govt. of India. In case, the scholar wishes to draw HRA, he/she is required to submit a certificate, in the prescribed format, to his institution.
Medical assistance: No separate/fixed medical assistance is provided. However, the scholars may avail the medical facilities available in their Institutions concerned.
Leave: (i) Earned Leave for a maximum period of 30 days in a year in addition to public holidays may be taken by a scholar. However, they are not entitled to any other vacation, such as summer, winter and pooja vacations, etc.
(ii) Maternity/paternity leave as per the Govt. of India norms issued from time to time shall be available for scholars at full rates of the fellowship once during the tenure of the fellowship.
(iii) An ‘Intermittent Break’ for a maximum total period of 1 year shall be permissible to the women scholars. The break can be availed maximum 3 times during the entire period of fellowship. However, the total duration of break shall not exceed one year. No fellowship shall be available for the period of such break(s). This period of intermittent breaks shall not be counted towards the tenure of the fellowship, and thus effectively the total period of fellowship shall remain the same.
(iv) ‘Academic leave’ shall be permissible only for one year throughout the tenure for any kind of academic/teaching assignment/foreign visit in connection with research work. However, during the period of academic leave no fellowship, contingency etc will be paid by the UGC.
The period of academic leave will be counted towards the tenure. Expenditure on foreign visit in connection to research work cannot be claimed from UGC. (v) All kinds of leave shall be availed by the scholar only with due approval of the institution concerned.
How to Apply: a. Online applications will be invited by the UGC for the Post-doctoral Fellowship. b. Candidates applying for PDF must upload the No Objection Certificate from the proposed research center duly signed by the Mentor/Supervisor, HOD and Registrar/Director of the University/Institute in the online application.
c. If the candidate has already applied for Post-doctoral Fellowship and has been declared as unsuccessful, he/she is permitted to apply again with new research proposal only after one year from date of declaration of result for that particular Post-doctoral Fellowship scheme. d. Incomplete applications such as un-formatted documents, false/misleading information etc. shall to be summarily rejected.
Selection Process: a. The applications will be evaluated by minimum of three referees assigned by the UGC as per area of research proposed by the applicant. b. The evaluation includes the candidate’s accomplishment at the Ph.D. level, the professional standing of mentor and the institution where the postdoctoral research is to be carried out.
c. 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). d. Selected candidates can download their award letter through UGC website. e. 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. f. The Commission reserves the right to withdraw/cancel the award of fellowship without assigning any reason.
Joining the Fellowship: a. The fellow shall join / activate the fellowship within 3 months from the date of issue of Award letter, failing which the fellowship 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 fellowship shall commence from the actual date of joining as a PostDoctoral Fellow in the University /Institute.