List of UGC Fellowships 2023 and Research Grants, check details from here

University Grants Commission has launched five UGC Fellowship and Research Grant schemes on its official website, These grants were launched by the UGC on the occasion of Teachers Day 2023. Interested candidates can check details of List of UGC Fellowships 2023 and Research Grants and apply for these schemes.

UGC Fellowships in India or List of UGC Fellowships in India by University Grants Commission India. The University Grants Commission, established in 1956, is an autonomous statutory body under the Government of India responsible for promotion of higher education in India.

UGC provides financial assistance to universities/institutes for conducting research & academic activities. The UGC offers various fellowships to students pursuing their postgraduate studies in India. These fellowships are offered to deserving candidates who have completed their master’s degree in any discipline.

As per UGC Officials, the aim behind these research grants and fellowship schemes is to provide an incentive to teachers in Higher Education and encourage them to continue to perform scientific research.

List of UGC Fellowships 2023
Name of the FellowshipsUGC Fellowships 2023
TitleCheck the UGC Fellowships and Research Grants 2023
SubjectUniversity Grants Commission launched 5 UGC Fellowship and Research Grant schemes
Last date for applying10 October
UGC FRG websiteUGC Fellowship and Research Grant Registration
UGC Fellowship and Research Grant schemes

A total of 5 schemes and grants have been launched, namely – Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship for the Single Girl Child, Dr Radhakrishnan UGC Post-doctoral fellowship, Fellowship for Superannuated faculty members, Research grant for in-service faculty members and the Dr. DS Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members. The UGC FRG Scheme details and eligibility criteria has been shared below for interested candidates

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship for the Single Girl Child: Under this fellowship scheme, the aim is to support a single girl child’s education and help her pursue research which would result in the award of a PhD Degree. The duration of this fellowship is 5 years.

Eligibility of SGC Fellowship: Candidates must be engaged in a full time PhD programme or pursuing a degree in any discipline. Candidates must be under 40 years of age (45 years for reserved categories).

Dr S. Radhakrishnan UGC Post-doctoral fellowship: Under this fellowship, 900 candidates would be selected to carry out advanced studies and research in the field of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences. 30 percent of the seats would be reserved for women. Selected candidates would receive Rs.50, 000 per month as a fellowship payment and Rs. 50,000 annually as a contingency.

Eligibility of DSRPDF: Candidates must be PhD degree holders and unemployed. Candidates must have cleared their post-graduation with a minimum of 55 percent marks. Candidates from reserved categories will be given a 5 percent mark relaxation. Candidates must also be under 35 years old to apply (under 40 years for reserved categories).

Fellowship for Superannuated faculty members: Under this, retired educators and faculty members will be given an opportunity to access new research possibilities. A total of 100 spots are available. Selected candidates will be given Rs. 50,000 per month with Rs. 50,000 annually as a contingency.

Eligibility of SFM Fellowship: Candidates should be at least 50 years of age and should have a minimum of 10 years of employment remaining at the university from the date of their application. As per UGC, candidates must have also done two sponsored national or international government or private research projects. Candidates should also have supervised the PhD dissertation of five full time candidates.

Research grant for in-service faculty members: The aim of this research grant is to give regularly appointed faculty members access to research opportunities. Under this, 200 candidates would be selected and each would earn Rs. 10 lakhs for a duration of two years.

Eligibility of RGINF: Candidates should have successfully supervised the full time PhD dissertation of 10 candidates, three of these candidates should have received their degrees in the preceding 10 years. Candidates should have also managed at least three sponsored research projects by national or international organisations as the main investigator. Candidates should not exceed the age of 67 years.

Dr. DS Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members: Under this research grant, faculty members who have been recently appointed will be given a chance to conduct research. The total amount given to the candidates would be Rs. 10 lakhs. A total of 132 candidates would be selected for a period of 2 years.

Eligibility of DSKNRF: Candidates should be newly appointed Assistant Professors against permanent posts and should have a PhD Degree. Candidates must also have conducted a minimum of 5 research papers. Candidates would be required to apply within a period of two years of the date of joining.

Instructions: Please read the UGC Guidelines carefully and ensure that you have understood the eligibility criteria before applying. Please be careful in filling up the information in all aspects. Incomplete application form will be summarily rejected. Please fill all your details carefully while filling the application form, once submitted, it will not be modified. No queries will be entertained for the same.

Any error/ misinformation in the application form may result in cancellation of candidature. 5. For applying under any one scheme, you need to register on, this is a one-time process. The Registration ID generated will be sent on registered email address. For all further communications this Registration ID and email address will be used. No requests will be entertained for modification of email address at later stage.

Mere submission of an application form does not guarantee award of Fellowship and Research Grant. 9. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide correct information, failing which he/she will be solely responsible for cancellation for his/ her candidature. To avoid last hour rush kindly apply on time. No request for extension will be entertained. No hard copies of application form will be accepted or entertained at any point of time

Required Documents for applying: Following Documents are required while submitting of an application form

  • Scanned copy of your passport size photograph and signature (size upto I MB , format: jpg).
  • Complete Research proposal (size upto 5 MB) and an abstract (size upto 1 MB).
  • After filling the application form, an auto-generated form will be displayed on your screen.
  • Please take the print out of the same, get it signed by the HoD/Registrar and upload the same before the submission of the application form.
  • Scanned copy of your passport size photograph and signature (size upto I MB , format: jpg).
  • Proof of being single girl child has to be submitted from the parents on an affidavit of Rs. 100/- stamp paper duly attested by SDM/ First Class Magistrate/ Tahsildar as per the prescribed proforma.
  • In case, the parents are not alive, affidavit can be submitted by guardian of Candidate(Size: less than 1 MB)
UGC Research Grants and Fellowships
Dr. DS Kothari Research Grant (DSK Research Grant)
UGC Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members (SFM Fellowship)
Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship For Single Girl Child (SJP SGC Fellowship)
Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship (DSR Fellowship)
UGC Research Grant for In Service Faculty Members (ISFM Research Grant)
DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship (DSK Fellowship)
UGC Fellowships and Research Grants

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