Hassle-Free Ph.D.: Research Scholarship

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Do you know that our country is fast emerging as one of the research hubs attracting brilliant minds? Well, these genius minds are ready to embark on a journey to delve deep into the abyss of knowledge to come out with results that would benefit mankind. However, they still hit a hurdle when it comes to financing their research. Don’t worry if you’re one of these students; we have compiled a list of coveted scholarships that will make your pursuit of higher studies, stress free:

Swansea Research Scholarship:

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If the United Kingdom is your destination for doctorate studies then, you may avail a fully-funded Swansea research scholarship at Ph.D. level. This 10th ranking institute in the UK, in collaboration with Ser Cymru offers R&D, in its new Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) campus. This studentship will cover your tuition fee besides giving you a monthly stipend. You can apply by emailing your CV along with your cover letter outlining your suitability to their programme. And, if you’re an international scholar then, you just have to pay the difference between UK/EU and international fee level.

Eligibility: 6.5 IELTS score, First class post graduate

Duration: 3 years

Amount: 14,000 pounds per month

 For more information: Swansea Research Scholarship

If you’re keen on more international scholarships, do check out our compilation here.

NCERT Research Scholarship:

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Are you an educationist wishing to further your research for the betterment of education system, i.e., student-teacher welfare and progress? If yes, then you can opt to get NCERT Research Scholarship. To apply, you would need to submit attested copies of your certificates along with the CV of the research supervisor besides a 150 words concept paper outlining its aims and objectives. This funding from the scholarship will help you take care of all the expenses involved in the Ph.D. work.

Eligibility: First class post graduate (60%)

Duration: 3 years

Amount: 16,000 INR per month

For more information: NCERT Research Scholarship  

In addition, these are some of the other Indian Scholarship programs.

The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)-JRF:

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If Indian history is your forte then, consider writing an exam for receiving Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). You can apply for this studentship if, you’re a post-graduate and enrolled or completed M.Phil in History or allied subjects. You can apply online for this 3-hour bi-lingual qualifying exam by sending a demand draft of 200 rupees in favour of accounts deputy director of ICHR.

Eligibility: First class post-graduate or M.Phil

Duration: 2+1 years

Amount: 15,000 INR (non-NET cleared), 18,000 INR (NET cleared)

For more information:  The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)-JRF

If you’ve selected which scholarship you wish to pursue, then you can prepare for it this way.

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship:

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To make your scholarly life easy in the United States, it is advisable to try for the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship in the fields of humanities, science and mathematics. This grant, in accordance with US government guidelines, will cater the exigency, medical and affiliation fee besides an economy class round trip airfare.  The governing body, USIEF, advises all the applicants to select the affiliated and host academies in advance besides including the institute’s invitation letter and mention the registration number in the application form. You can apply for this studentship, if, you’re already registered for Ph.D. at an Indian college, a year before the application date and remember to upload an article from your M.Phil thesis or dissertation while submitting the request.

Eligibility: cleared TOEFL, first class post-graduation

Duration: 6-9 months

Amount: As per USA Government guidelines

For more information: Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship  

Scholarship from The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM):

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If you’re a maths whiz fascinated by the number mystery and wish to delve deeper into the subject to get answers, then you can avail a Ph.D. research scholarship within the country, from The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM). This studentship is based on a joint screening test for candidates seeking admission or pursuing doctorate programme in Mathematics. While applying for the scholarship, you must send a hard copy of the application super scribed with NBHM Ph.D. scholarship to address given on the website.

Eligibility: at least 60% marks from class 12th to post-graduation

Duration: 4 year

Amount: 25,000 INR (first two years), 28,000 INR (subsequent years)

For more information: The National Board for Higher Mathematics  

When your educational, lodging expenses are taken care of by the concerned department, there’s nothing that can hamper your dream to pursue a Ph.D. So, it’s all the more important to score a good research scholarship to give wings to you