Fellowships, research grants for retired faculty and single girl child to be launched on Teachers’ Day

The opportunities will be beneficial for single girl children, retired teachers, and regular in-service faculty members

Fellowships, research grants for retired faculty and single girl child to be launched on Teachers' Day

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On Teacher’s Day, five fellowship and research grants will be launched by the University Grants Commission. These will include those for single girl child and retired faculty members, stated chairman Jagadesh Kumar.

The schemes are: Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship for single girl child, Dr Radhakrishnan UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Fellowship for Superannuated faculty members, Research Grant for In-Service faculty members, and Dr DS Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited faculty members.

“On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, UGC is announcing several research schemes which will benefit Higher Educational Institutions across the country,” Kumar said on Sunday.

The ‘Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members’ will be launched to provide research opportunities to retired teachers. A 100 slots will be available for this fellowship where each candidate will be given a monthly stipend of Rs 50,000 and Rs 50,000 per annum as contingency. 

The ‘Research Grant for In-Service Faculty Members’ will provide opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members. Under the scheme, Rs 10 lakh will be provided to 200 selected candidates for a tenure of two years.

The ‘Dr DS Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members’ provides opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members. Under the scheme, Rs 10 lakh will be provided to 132 selected candidates for a tenure of two years.

The ‘Dr Radhakrishnan UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship’ offers an opportunity to carry out advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian universities and institutions. It has 900 seats and 30% of them are reserved for women candidates. Selected candidates will be given Rs 50,000 per month as part of the fellowship and Rs 50,000 per annum as contingency.

(With inputs from PTI)

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