Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research

Science & Engineering Research Board; Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research

A joint Initiative of Science & Engineering Research Board & Confederation of Indian Industry To Build Future Leaders In Industrial Research & Development

Last Date for Submission of Application Form Extended to 31 January 2014

Applications are invited from Doctoral Fellows (In Partnership With Industry) to avail Double Scholarship of upto Rs. 600000/- per annum in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture & Medicine

The Scheme
To attract talent for Doctoral Research, nurture leadership qualities in research scholars, provide them exposure to international best practices, innovative ways of thinking and to boost industrial research by academic institutions, the government and industry have jointly developed a scheme supporting aspiring 100 Ph.D Scholars every year with double scholarship (upto Rs. 600000 per annum) 50% of which will be provided by government and balance 50% by a sponsoring company, for four years. The fellow will receive PhD degree by doing this industrial research.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Doctoral Fellow should have registered for full-time Ph.D between 1 December 2012 to 31 December 2013, in any recognized Indian University / Institute / Research Laboratory.
  • Doctoral Fellow should have identifies before applying an industry partner who should be ready to support the research project financially and also lend technical and intellectual support.

How to apply for Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research?

Applications have to be submitted online. For application and detailed information log on to

Contact Details
SS Kohli, Scientist-F, DST; Shalini S. Sharma, Head-Higher Education

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