Many doctoral fellowships exist for Indian citizens to go abroad or to do in India. However it is getting difficult to find out each website and get details about all of these fellowships.It would have been great if there is an online repository that provides such details about doctoral fellowships for Indian citizens. Here is the list of the best Fellowships in India for doctoral Research.
1. Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships
The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) provides this fellowship for Indian citizens. This is a full paid fellowship that will cover all the expenses.
Allowances: The fellowship provides round-trip economy class air travel between India and the U.S, a monthly stipend, accident and sickness benefit, settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance.
Eligibility: Indian scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution
Duration: Six to nine months
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016
2. The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships
The important point to apply for this is that one of the referees in which you have to put in the online application form must be your Ph.D. supervisor by providing details of the usefulness of PhD, the Ph.D. registration date and topic. Second point to note that the Ph.D. thesis submission date should not be earlier than three months after your Fulbright-Nehru grant end date. Applicants with Ph.D. degrees or those at the final stage of Ph.D. thesis submission will not be considered for this fellowship.
Allowances: Monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness allowance, round-trip economy class air travel, and modest affiliation fees.
Eligibility: Registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution, Employer’s Endorsement Form if employed
Duration: Six to nine months
Application Deadline: June 15, 2016
3. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is provided by Australian Government for International students.
|The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships|
Allowance: AUD$272,500. $3,000 travel allowance, $2,000 establishment allowance, $3,000 monthly stipend, tuition, student service and amenities fees and health and travel insurance.
Last date for Application: 30 June 2016
4. Commonwealth Scholarships
The best thing about commonwealth scholarships is that it provides up to 36 months’ support towards completion of a three-year full-time doctoral postgraduate qualification at an eligible UK university.
Eligibility: a. Permanent resident in a developing Commonwealth country [India is one among this]
b. IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each band
Allowances: Return calss airfare, approved tuition and examination fees, living allowance, Warm clothing allowance, Study travel grant and fieldwork grant
List of Accredited universities
You have to apply through a respective nominating agency. In India, the nominating agency details is as follows;
(for awards to Indian citizens)
Deputy Educational Adviser
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
A.2/W-4 Curzon Road Barracks
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 001
Tel: +91 11 2338 4501
Fax: +91 11 2338 1355
(for awards tenable in India)
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Azad Bhavan Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi 110 002
Tel: +91 11 2337 9309/9310
Fax: +91 11 2337 8647
5. World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
Allowance: Up to $25,000 (U.S.)
A round-trip economy class, Actual tuition fees, A stipend to cover living expenses, Basic medical and/or accident insurance.
Duration: 6 to 10 month
Eligibility: a. Currently enrolled in a PhD program
b. Citizen of a World Bank member country
c. 35 years or younger as of February 02, 2016.
d. Not associated with listed Word Bank organisations nor close relatives of the employees
e. Not recipient of the same fellowship in the past.
6. Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students
Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students is offered by UGC for Indian students.
Eligibility: a. Belong to one of the minority communities such as Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains.
b. Registered for regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D courses in a university as per UGC advertisement.
M. Phil 2 years 2 Years
M.Phil + Ph.D 5 years 2 Years,Remaining 3 years(SRF)
Rs.25,000/- p.m. for initial two years (JRF)
Rs.28,000/- p.m. for remaining tenure (SRF)
Contingency for Arts & Commerce- Rs.10, 000/- p.a. for initial two years.
Rs.20, 500/- p.a. for remaining three years
Contingency for Sciences & Engineering- Rs.12, 000/- p.a. for initial two years
Rs.25, 000/- p.a. for remaining three years.
Departmental assistance- Rs.3,000/- p.a. per student to the host institution for providing infrastructure
Escorts/Reader Assistance- Rs.2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically and visually challenged candidates
7. Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship
Accredited univeristies: St John’s College at the University of Cambridge
Areas: Science & Technology, Economics, Social Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Marine Engineering, Energy Studies
Eligibility: a. Below 35 years of age before 31 January in year of application
b. Master’s degree with a First Class
c. Fulfill any other admission criteria by the university
Allowances: Academic fees, International airfare, Monthly stipend to cover living expenses, UK Visa