Indian Council of Social Science Research Senior Fellowships

Scholarship For:

Research in India.

Scholarship Field:

social sciences.

Scholarship Sponsor:

The Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Eligibility for Ambassadorial Scholarships of the Rotary Foundation:

The Senior Fellowships of the ICSSR are granted to social scientists that are professionals in their respective fields of study. The other

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Must be a Ph.D degree holder
  • Must have published research papers of proven quality in journals
  • Awardees may also be social workers or journalists or even civil servants who have a proven track record in the relevant subject and have also published research papers.
  • There is no age limit for the ICSSR Senior Fellowships
  • The research work under the Fellowship is a full time program
  • Awardees may also pursue their research activities outside India
  • Awardees may also be research scholars from abroad who are interested to carry out research work in India in any branch of social science.

Duration for Ambassadorial Scholarships of the Rotary Foundation:

The Senior Fellowships of the ICSSR are for a maximum period of 2 years.

How to Apply for Ambassadorial Scholarships of the Rotary Foundation:

Applications for the Senior Fellowships of the Indian Council of Social Science Research are called for through notifications in the Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), University News and the official website of the ICSSR. This normally takes place during the month of March every year and applications, duly completed, and should reach the Council by the15th of June.

Value of Scholarships:

  • The scholarship is a monthly allowance of Rs.8, 000/- per month for research scholars who are not in employment or have retired from normal service.
  • In case of research scholars in employment the Fellowship secures their salary during the period of the Fellowship. The research Fellow will be eligible for grants and contributory allowances which he was receiving at the institute from which he has applied for the scholarship
  • The Fellowship also provides for a grant of Rs.36, 000/- to unemployed, retired and employed research scholars during the full tenure of the grant.
  • The grant is given for an initial period of 1 year which comes into effect from the date of joining
  • The grant for the 1st year is given in 3 break-ups with the 3rd installment being 10% of the entire grant for the 1st year.
  • The other two installments are 60% and 40% of the remaining installments
  • The third installment is, however, given after the submission and successful evaluation of the final research report


Indian Council of Social Science Research
JNU Institutional Area
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi - 110067 (INDIA)
Phone: 91-11-26179849/50/51
Fax: 91-11-26179836

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