Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research


It was launched by Union Minister for Science and technology, and it is a joint scheme which CII has launched with DST.


Number of Fellowships: 100


Value of the Fellowship:

Total fellowship amount will be Rs 6 lakh per annum. Fifty per cent of this amount will come from SERB (being equivalent to the prevailing Government norms for JRF / SRF of maximum Rs 3 lakh per annum and will be revised as per government rule time to time). Rest 50 per cent (matching equivalent of SERB component) will come from a sponsoring company on behalf of CII.


Duration of the Fellowship: Maximum 4 years
Fellowships offered for the research in the Areas of: STEAM, i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine


• Only those who have already registered for PhD in 2012 in any recognized university or institution or research laboratory will be eligible to apply
• The registered PhD Fellows should have already identified a broad area of research which has practical relevance and industrial application
• They should also have identified an industry partner who is willing to sponsor their research
• The candidate and the proposed research topic should qualify on criteria of excellence and relevance
• The candidate should have proven outstanding track record
• The candidate should be willing to work in / with industry on specific projects


Selection process: 
A joint committee of SERB and CII, to be called Apex Council, will conduct transparent selection and monitoring of projects


How to apply: Register online


Last date for submission of applications: 10th December, 2012

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