Research Grant for In-service Faculty Members

UGC announces Research Grant for In-service Faculty Members 2022, Apply Now


Research Grant for In-service Faculty Members 2022 – University Grant Commission – Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi has invited applications for Research Grant for In-service Faculty Members 2022.


Research Grant for In-service Faculty Members 2022



  • The purpose of the research grant is to provide opportunities to regularly appointed 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 regularly appointed and working 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 50 years. (Faculty above 50 years of age is not eligible to apply).
  • The applicant should have a minimum 10 years of service left in the University from the date of submission of his / her application.
  • The applicant must have successfully supervised Ph.D. dissertation of 5 full-time candidates
  • The applicant must have successfully completed at least 2 sponsored research projects funded by national / international government or private agencies.


Tenure and Slots

  • Tenure: 2 years.
  • Slots: 200 or as may be decided by the Commission


Financial Assistance

  • The quantum of support under the scheme is Rs.10.00 Lakh.
  • The grant can be utilized for purchasing items like minor equipment, consumables, contingencies, fieldwork, travel etc.
  • The grant cannot be used for international travel, purchasing furniture items or for appointing project assistants or research fellows.
  • The quantum of funds under these heads can be decided by the recipient depending on his / her needs.
  • The items / equipment purchased from this grant shall be property of the University.


Application Process

  • Visit for online registration.
  • Please read instructions / Guidelines carefully before applying.


Selection Process

  • Online applications will be invited by the UGC for the Research Grant for inservice faculty members.
  • 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 (
  • 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 Research Grant without assigning any reason.

For more details and apply please visit the official website


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