By Vaishnavi Tyagi
Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) 2019 – Prime Ministers Research Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research is a fellowship for PhD students in India. The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) 2019 Scheme provides an opportunity to Ph.D. scholars to do research in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine. It is a joint initiative of the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The PMRF scheme provides scholarships to PhD students up to INR 10.92 lakhs per annum, 50% of which will be provided by the government and the remaining 50% will be by a sponsoring industry for a duration of four years. The research fellow will get a research degree by doing this industry research.
Key Points of the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) Scheme are as follows:
One has to fulfil the following requirements to apply for the PMRF scheme-
Please Note the following conditions while applying for the PMRF Scholarship:
See: OBC Scholarship 2020
Q1. How to Apply for the Fellowship?
Ans: Please visit the official website of the Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme and register as a student. Next, download the call and document list. Tie up with a company and get signed all the undertakings from a signatory in the company and institute. Fill the form online and attach a digital file of required documents.
Q2. Can I apply if I do not have any industry partner?
Ans: The organization does not accept any applications without Industry Partners. Although, CII helps the candidate in match-making with the industry partners and research scholars. Candidates need to register online on the official portal. The organization doesn’t guarantee 100% match-making.
Q3. What is the timeline for submitting the Application?
Ans: You can submit the application online in 14 months from the first date of admission date in Ph.D. program.
Q4. Do I require to send a hard copy/stamped copy of the Application form to CII?
Ans: No, you do not require to send a hard copy/ stamped or signed copy of the filled-up application form to CII.
Q5. How many institutes are supporting PM Fellowship?
Ans: Here is a list of institutes which support the fellowship-
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research, Alagappa University, Amity University, Anna University, Banaras Hindu University, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Institute of Chemical Technology, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institutes of Technology, IIT Bombay – Monash University Research Academy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Manipal University, National Chemical Laboratory, National Institutes of Technology, PSG College, Punjab Agricultural University, Saurashtra University, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tata Memorial Hospital, Thiagarajar College of Engineering and Kurukshetra University.
Q6. Which companies support PM Fellows in their research?
Ans: Here is a list of companies which support the fellowship-
Abellon Clean Energy Limited, Applied Materials Inc., Arche Biologics, Autosys Engineering (P) Limited, Beauscape Farms, Bharat Forge Limited, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited, CYMK Inks LLP, Eaton Corporation, Envian Engineers Private Limited, EON Electric Limited, Forbes Marshall Private Limited, G.E. Motors Private Limited, GE India Technology Center Private Limited, General Mills India Private Limited, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited, Google India Private Limited, Hoganas AB, HPCL, IBIDEN Co. Limited, Infosys Limited, Intel Corporation – USA, Intel Technology India Private Limited, Jai Bharath Gum & Chemical Limited, Joegeetha Plastic Pipes, Kamineni Hospital Limited, K-Pack Systems Private Limited, Krish Biotech Research Private Limited, Maxim Crop Sciences Private Limited, Maxim Integrated – California, Microsoft Research, Morphing Machines Private Limited, NanoXpert Technologies, Natco Pharma Limited, NMDC, Nova-Surface Care Centre Private Limited, Nuziveedu Seeds Limited, Ozone Research and Application India Private Limited, P&G – Beijing, Persistent Systems Limited, Petrotech Society, Piramal Healthcare Limited, Prathista Industries Limited, Preca Solutions India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited, Sahajanand Medical Technologies Private Limited, Sampurn Agri Ventures Private Limited, Shell India Markets Private Limited, Simco Global Technology & Systems Limited, Skymax Research & Regulations, Solar Agrotech Private Limited, Sree Akzya Dyeing, Strand Life Sciences, Suyog Nirmiti, Talga Resources Limited, Tata Chemicals Limited, Tata Steel Limited, The Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers Fed Limited (Milkfed Punjab), Thermax Limited, Trichy Distilleries & Chemicals Limited, United Phosphorus Limited, Vaata Infra Limited, Varsha Bioscience and Technology, Verdenta Hybrid Seeds Private Limited, Xerox India Limited and Zim Laboratories Limited
Q7. Can I apply again next year in case I do not get accepted?
Ans: Yes, you can apply next year as a fresh candidate with updated information.
Q8. Is a project proposal a mandatory requirement while applying for the scheme?
Ans. Yes, You must attach a proposal as required. The details can be seen at the official website of the Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme.