University Grants Commission announces UGC Emeritus Fellowship 2016

The University Grants Commission has invited applications for Emeritus Fellowship for 2016-17 academic years. The fellowship provides an opportunity to the superannuated teachers of university, colleges and institutions approved under UGC Act who have been actively engaged in research and teaching programs in the preceding years to undertake research, without any restriction of positions or pay scales


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Target Group

Highly qualified and experienced, superannuated or likely to be superannuated within 6 months, teachers of recognized universities/colleges/institutions.



The eligibility will be based on the quality of research and published work contributed by the teacher in his/her service career. The awardee (superannuated) can work under this scheme with a well-defined time bound action plan upto the age of 70 years or upto two years (non-extendable) of the award whichever is earlier.

Nature of Assistance Available Under the Scheme:

i. The number of slots available under the Scheme are 100 for Science streams and 100 for Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages (total 200 Slots) at any one given time basis. The assistance available under the scheme is:

ii. Honorarium of Rs 31,000/- p.m. from UGC for two years (non-extendable)

iii. Contingency grant (Non-lapsable) of Rs 50,000/- p.a. towards secretarial assistance, travel within the country connected with the research project, stationery, postage, consumables, books and journals and equipment.

However, three books etc procured out of the contingency grant will be the property of the university/college/institute

iv. Foreign visit in connection with the approved research work of the awardee will be limited to once in a year with the prior approval/no-objection of the Institution/University where the project work is being undertaken along with that of UGC

How to Apply

Applications are invited through online mode once in a year through advertisement in leading newspapers and employment news. Short notification is also uploaded in the UGC website

Mandatory attachments required

Applicant will be required to upload scanned copies of the following documents while applying online (i) Upload Undertaking Form; (ii) Upload Publication/Research Details

Step-1: Fill-in Personal Information including caste and physical disability certificate (if applicable). Candidate Registration ID is generated on completion of step 1 that can be used for generating a pdf file once submission process is completed.

Step-2: Fill-in Career & Qualification Information including higher qualification and professional information

Step-3: Fill-in Project Information including proposed project information etc

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Online Application is 30th June 2016

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