Lok Sabha Research Fellowships 2018 on Parliamentary Themes

The Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India, grants research fellowships to undertake research of high standards on Parliamentary themes. Now it has invited applications for 25 Research Fellowships for the year 2018-19


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Fellowships for writing Books


The Lok Sabha Secretariat will grant twenty-five Research Fellowships every year, on any subject having relevance or connection with the Parliament or Parliamentary democracy


Financial Benefits
The total amount of each Fellowship for writing Books will be a maximum of Rs.10 lakh plus Rs.50000/- as contingency allowance

The contingency allowance may be utilized formeeting costs such as purchase of books, journals, stationeries, photocopying,typing, travel expenses and related expenditures


The duration of the Fellowships will be of two years with no further extension to be granted in this regard


Eligibility Criteria

(i) The scholar should not be less than 25 and more than 70 years of age on thelast date of application

(ii) The scholar must possess a Master degree in any of the social science disciplines with outstanding research publications at the time of application

(iii) The scholar must be a person with an outstanding academic record in any discipline relevant to parliamentary studies or should be an expert in her/his own domain


Selection Procedure

The selection for the grant of Research Fellowships will be made by a Fellowship Committee

Thereafter, Fellowship Committee will shortlist the meritorious proposals from the eligible applications. Such applicants would then be invited for an interaction/presentation before the Fellowship Committee

The Fellowship Committee shall consider and recommend the names to the Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, for the grant of Lok Sabha Fellowships



Detailed guidelines, rules, application forms etc. are available at https://loksabha.nic.in and https://sri.nic.in. Applications to be submitted latest by 10th January 2018
Applications to be submitted latest by 10th January 2018. Applications may be sent in hard copy as well as by email

The Fellow is required to complete the research project within the period of two years from the date of the award

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer Recruitment Notification, uploaded on the official website of Lok Sabha Secretariat


Important Dates


Applications to be submitted latest by 10th January 2018


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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