Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members

UGC-FRG announces Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members 2022, Apply Now


Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members 2022 – University Grant Commission – Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi has invited applications for Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members 2022.


Fellowship for Superannuated Faculty Members 2022



  • The purpose of the fellowship is to provide opportunities to superannuated faculty members of Universities/Institutes/Colleges, hereinafter “Institutions” to pursue research in their area(s).


Important Dates

  • Application Start date : 05th September 2022
  • Application End date : 10th October 2022


Eligibility Criteria

  • Faculty members at the level of Professors/Associate professors (who are going to superannuate within six months or already superannuated) from the following institutions are eligible to apply under the schemes:
    • Universities (including constituent and affiliated colleges/institutions) included under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
    • Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and having valid accreditation from NAAC.
    • Institutions fully funded by Central or State Governments and empowered to award Degrees.
    • Institutions of National Importance.
  • Age: up to 67 years
  • The applicant must have successfully supervised the Ph.D. dissertations of 10 full time candidates, 3 of whom having received their degrees during the preceding 10 years.
  • The applicant must have handled, as Principal Investigator, at least 3 sponsored research projects funded by national / international agencies.
  • The applicant shall not hold any administrative responsibility during tenure of the fellowship which would be from the date of superannuation.
  • The applicant and Institutions shall have to provide an undertaking in the application as per Annexure-I.


Tenure and Slots

  • Tenure: 3 years or upto 70 years whichever is earlier.
  • Slots: 100 per annum or as may be decided by the Commission


Financial Assistance

  • Fellowship: Rs. 50,000/- per month.
  • Contingency: Rs.50,000/- per annum


Application Process

  • Visit https://frg.ugc.ac.in/ for online registration.
  • Please read instructions / Guidelines carefully before applying.


Selection Process

  • Online applications will be invited by the UGC for the Fellowship for superannuated faculty members.
  • Faculty members applying for this fellowship must upload the Undertaking as per Annexure-I in the online application.
  • The applications will be evaluated by a minimum of three referees assigned by the UGC as per area of research proposed by the applicant.
  • The evaluation includes the merit of the proposed project, the professional standing of the candidate and the institution where the research is to be carried out.
  • On the basis of score received from the referees, the final merit list will be generated. The result shall be declared on the UGC website (www.ugc.ac.in).
  • Selected candidates can download their award letter through the UGC website.
  • The whole process would be akin to that employed for manuscript handling and evaluation by leading international journals and will be a paperless exercise. No interim queries will be entertained.
  • The Commission reserves the right to withdraw/cancel the award of fellowship without assigning any reason.

For more details and apply please visit the official website

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