UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship Scheme

Jul 11, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The University Grants Commission (UGC) on July 10, 2019, have introduced the UGC - Basic Science Research (BSR) Faculty Fellowship Scheme with a view to provide opportunity for continuance of research contributions by talented Science and Technology teachers who are nearing superannuation in State Universities of Basic Science Research. The scheme is also applicable to superannuating teachers of Central Universities.

The main objectives of the Scheme are:

1. To facilitate talented teachers in Science and Technology at the verge of superannuation to continue their productive research for an additional period of three years after superannuation. 

2. To play a research mentorship role for young researchers and Ph.D students.

Quantum of Support:

i) Financial assistance under the scheme shall be Rs. 50,000/- p.m. (exclusive of the pension and other retirement benefits), and a research grant of Rs. 5,00,000/- p.a. (on yearly basis). 

ii) The Research grant can be utilized for purchase equipments, computer or laptop, printer, chemicals glassware and consumables, contingency, hiring project or technical assistant, field work, travel (within India), etc. 

iii) The grant cannot be utilized for International travel and purchase of furniture. 

iv) The recipient can decide the quantum of funds under these heads depending on his or her needs.

v) Tenure of fellowship for Three years or 68 year whichever is earlier.

The scheme is open throughout the year. The fellowship can be applied at the designated website http://ugcfrps.ac.in/uohyd/the-ugc-bsr-faculty-fellowship/. The National Coordinator of this Programme goes through the applications, evaluates them and makes recommendations. The Empowered Committee for Basic Scientific Research (BSR) in Indian Universities goes through the recommendations of the National Coordinator of the Programme and takes the final decision.


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