National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities

National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities 


 University Grants Commission invites application for the award of 200 Fellowships for Person with Disability.  Under the scheme of National Fellowship for Person with Disability to undertake advance studies and research in Science, engineering and technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian University and colleges for pursuing full time studies leading to M.Phil. & PhD Degree

Important Dates


  • Any student with disabilities who has been admitted to M.Phil./PhD degree in a University or academic institution by completing the required formalities for admission in that University or academic institution is eligible for the award of Fellowship, subject to provision of the scheme as per the advertisement of UGC
  • Candidate must get himself/herself registered for M.Phil./PhD at the first available opportunity but not later than within a period of two years from the receipt of award letter; this period is not extendable
  • After two years, if the progress in the research works of the awardees is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years as Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)
  • A three-member committee set up by the University will assess the research work
  • The committee will consist of the Supervisor, Head of the Dept. and one outside expert in the subject; JRF may be terminated in case the committee does not find the progress of the candidate satisfactory
  • The SRF shall be sanctioned on year to year basis on the recommendation of the Supervisor of the candidate duly accepted/rejected by the Head of the Dept. and finally approved by the Vice-Chancellor
  • The total period of award of JRF and SRF shall not exceed a period of five years; the fellowship is paid from the date of registration of the students in M.Phil. /PhD Course

How to Apply

  • The application in the prescribe format may be submitted only through online mode within 2 months from the date of publication of advertisement (not extendable by logging on to website

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