ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2012-13 @ NCCDS, ODISHA

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ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2012-13
Applications are invited in the prescribed form for award of ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2012-13. The Centre offers ICSSR Doctoral Fellowships only in Economics, Sociology and Social Anthropology.

1. Postgraduation in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks.
2. The candidate should have cleared National Eligibility Test (NET for JRF/Lectureship)/M.Phil/or two research articles published in reputed social science journals (reprints to be attached).
3. The applicant must be registered for Ph.D. under the guidance of a faculty member of the Centre as main supervisor but those who are not yet registered may also apply. They will have to get register/registered as the case may be within six
months of award of fellowship.
The upper age limit for a doctoral fellow is below 35 years as on the last date of receipt of the application (relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST). For teachers and professional staff of research institutes holding regular posts the upper age limit would be 45 years. In exceptional cases, where a candidate is found to have outstanding ability, the age limit may be relaxed marginally at the discretion of ICSSR.
The selected candidates will be paid a fellowship amount of Rs.16,000/- per month and Rs.15,000/- per annum as contingency grant for two years extendable by one year in exceptional cases only.
Fellowship with Salary Protection:
The applicants shall have put in at least two years continuous service in the institution before they apply and the institution shall certify that it will maintain their lien on the post during the period of the fellowship and allow them to return to it after the period of fellowship is over. In case of an employed scholar his/her salary will be protected. In addition a contingency grant of Rs.10,000/- per annum will also be paid. Duration of a salary-protected fellowship will in no case be more than two years. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview. Applicants not in receipt of call letters need not correspond unnecessarily. Applicants are requested to submit their applications along with the proposed Research Proposal latest by 31.10.2012 to the Director. Application form is available in the Centre on all working days and can also be downloaded from ICSSR website: www.icssr.org