Fellowships & Scholarships

UGC-Faculty Recharge Programme (UGC-FRP)

This scheme and positions have been created as part of a new Initiative designed to augment faculty resources in Indian Universities. The intent is to induct outstanding, highly motivated candidates having demonstrated flair for research and teaching, and with notable record of research in interdisciplinary/frontier areas of science, who will spearhead internationally competitive research programmes along with their teaching responsibilities. UGC-FRP appointments can be at the levels of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in areas of basic sciences, i.e. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering- and Earth Sciences. The University Grants Commission will synergize and coordinate with Institutions under its umbrella for appropriate placement of successful candidates. Eligibility: i) Good academic record with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in Master's degree from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university. ii) Candidates must have qualified CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) or similar test like SLET / SET or have Ph.D. degree awarded in accordance with the UGC norms, 2009 to be exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET. iii) Ph.D. degree in concerned discipline with at least 1-2 yrs post-doctoral research experience, and good record of research publications is desirable Fellowship amount: The UGC-Faculty emoluments are at par with those of the Central University appointees. In addition, facilities (such as residential accommodation, etc) commensurate with those available to faculty of the host institution may be extended to them. Also, they are entitled to competitive start-up grant for research. Initial appointments at each level shall be for a period of 5 yrs, extendible through peer evaluation by successive 5-yr terms. There is provision for elevation to next higher rank following end-of-term or mid-term appraisal of those occupying the position of Assistant / Associate Professor. The positions are tenable till the age of superannuation (presently at 65 yrs).

Funding Agency: University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India

Area:All Science Disciplines

Purpose: Capacity Building, Research

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