ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship

Every year the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) is sponsoring four students for carrying out their Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences.


Doctoral fellowships are open to persons preferably below the age of 35 (relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST), who have a Master's degree of a recognised University with a first or high second class with 55% of marks in Social Science Degree. Candidates must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) of the UGC [or] M Phil [or] Two years of research experience with publications. Candidates who got JRF from UGC can also apply. They have to apply for fellowship directly to UGC. Reservation as per UGC norms. The successful candidate will have to be registered under the supervision of one of the faculty members of the Institute.

Area of Research

Economics / Sociology / Political Science


The duration of the fellowships for student category will be for a maximum period of 3 years and for teaching scholar will be of 2 years.

Value of the Fellowship

As approved by ICSSR (Students) the value of the fellowship amount for the first two years will be of Rs. 16,000/= per month with a contingency of Rs. 15,000/= per year. Duration of the fellowship is two years and extendable by one year.

Salary protection fellowship will be given for teaching scholars for a maximum duration of two years and will not be extended under any circumstances.

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