Indian Council of Historical Research Junior Research Fellowship

Scholarship details
The applications are invited from the Indian Council of Historical Research for the post of Junior Research Fellowship from interested and eligible candidates. The candidates have to take up the eligibility examination before the post of JRF admission can be considered suitable for him. The eligibility examination is conducted on 16th Febraury, 2014 at Guwahati, New Delhi, and Bengaluru.

Duration of the scholarship
The duration or the term of the fellowship is for a period of two years. The fellowship may get extended for a maximum of one year if the research experts committee agrees to the work done by the JRF’s is satisfactory. The fellowship is extended for one year after the original term if it finds the candidate’s work more satisfactory which is a special case.

Number of fellowships available
The number of junior research fellowships given under this scheme is about eighty. The JRF positions under this scheme are about eighty.

Scholarship amount
The scholarship amount given for the junior research fellowship position is around 16000 per month with a contingency grant of 15000 per annum. The scholarship amount given out for all the JRF’s would be the same for the entire period of two years.

Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for the above mentioned fellowship is given below.
1.       The candidates must have secured at least 55% of marks in their master’s or in equivalent examination conducted in universities/institutions recognised by the UGC are all eligible for this fellowship.
2.       The candidates must have taken up the Master’s course either in History, Museology, and Archealogy.
3.       The candidates who belong to the SC/ST/Physically handicapped category can also apply provided they secure a minimum of 50 % of marks in their master’s or in an equivalent examination.
4.       The candidates who will be admitted to the PhD degree programme can also apply for the Junior Research Fellowship. The grant of the fellowship is only provided when the candidate registers his/her PhD.

Eligibility examination
The eligibility examination is based on total marks of 100 for a time period of 3 hours. The questions will be asked either in English or Hindi.

Important dates to remember
The online submission of the junior research fellowship programme at ICHR starts on 21st December, 2014.
The last date for the online submission falls on 15th January, 2014. The last date for the submission of the print outs falls on 25th January, 2014 (print out taken out of the application form)

Further details
The details about the fellowship and the eligibility examination for the JRF position can be obtained from the URL ( the official website of the Indian council of Historical Research).

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