Raman Fellowship 2015 for Post Doctoral Research in America for Indian Scholars

Raman Fellowships for Post Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in USA for the year 2015-16, to be Awarded by the UGC (India)

This scholarship will provided by University Grand Commission (UGC)

The objective of the Raman Post Doctoral Fellowships for the young Indian scholars is to provide them an opportunity to have international collaborative research opportunities, training in advanced techniques and technologies in emerging fields, thereby furthering their research capacity and ability to contribute to higher education with global perspective and forging long-term relationships with distinguished experts in these fields in USA

Number of Fellowships: 300 (Three hundred)


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Eligibility for UGC Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Indian Scholars in USA 2015

The applicant should be a permanent teacher in a university/institution recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12B of UGC Act. The applicant should possess at least 60% marks or equivalent in the post-graduate degree

The applicant should possess a PhD degree in respective academic discipline (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Science, Engineering, Technology, Agricultural Sciences) or MD/MS/Ph.D in Medical Sciences

The Applicant must provide proof of having carried out independent research work Published in peer reviewed journals preferably indexed

Age Limit: 40 years for General category and 45 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), SC/ST, Women & Physically Handicapped (as on 01st June 2015)

Reservation: The reservation will be available in accordance with the national norms, Govt. of India

Area of Work: This Fellowship will awarded for various subjects. The streams are; Energy, especially renewable energy, Environment, especially climate change, Health, especially public health, Food security, Information security Urban Planning and Development and some other streams scholars are also eligible for this fellowships program

Fellowship are provided with:

Fellow will be entitled to fellowship amount of US $ 3000 per month; the minimum period of the fellowship would be 6-months and maximum period of fellowship would be 12 months

Fellow will also be entitled to a one time personal contingency grant of upto a maximum of Rs 50,000/-to cover for visa, airport transfer, medical insurance etc. medical insurance expenses, visa fee, airport transfer charges will be met by the fellow from out of this personal contingency grant

The Fellow will be entitled to avail one of the following grants for this purpose

i. Grant of $ 600 for fellowship period upto 6 months

ii. Grant of $ 1200 for fellowship period beyond 6 months

Air-tickets for all the selected Fellow would be purchased by the respective university/institution by economy class for shortest route Directly By Air India and not by any other Airline from their place of work in India to the place of the American host institute and back

The actual ticket amount would be reimbursed by UGC to the institution for the same on submission of all relevant documents duly certified by the competent authority of the institution

How to Apply for “Raman Fellowship” 2015

For apply for this fellowship candidates must send their application through online; application in the prescribed format may be submitted only through online mode latest by 31st July 2015 by logging into website www.ugc.ac.in/ramanpdf

The submitted online application form can be downloaded, printed and sent to the Section Officer, IC-Section, Room No. 508A, University Grants Commission, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002 (India) along with relevant documents, duly forwarded by head of the institution latest by 07st August 2015

Last date for Submission of Application Form: 31st July 2015


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University Grants Commission, New Delhi

Section Officer, IC–Section, Room No. 508A, University Grants Commission, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002 (India), Website www.ugc.ac.in