Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship Scheme encourages and inspires the talent and recognizes excellence in innovation and research. SJ Foundation would manage the Research Fellowship Scheme on behalf of JAL.

  • Up to Rs. 1 lakh/month
  • The amount would also depend on Qualifications and Experience, Track Record, Quality of Publications and Recognitions, Relevance and Importance of the Research Topic for the common man.
  • Research Fellow will also get a Contingency grant of a maximum of Rs. 10 lakhs every year, the amount of which will also depend upon the need of such contingency funding.
  • The Fellowship will be awarded to the individual who is attached to the Institutions which provides all the infrastructure facilities
  • The application should be sent through the Host Institution suitably recommended by the Head of the Dept.
  • Host Institution will get Rs. 4 lakhs/year/Research Fellow as overhead expenditure and for monitoring, supervising and controlling the fellow
Subject Areas:
  • Science
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medicine including Indian Systems of Medicine
  • Naturopathy
  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary Science
  • Environment
  • Open to all Indian nationals living in India or abroad.
  • The Research work must be carried out in India.
  • Applicants of Indian origin who have attained foreign nationality are not eligible.
  • Applicant must have doctorate or MD/MS in Medicine or M Tech or equivalent, in the relevant field.
  • Applicant must have proven high competence academically and research track record proved by the publications, recognitions and IPRs obtained.
  • Fellows employed by the Host Institution, must dedicate at least 50% of their time on research under this fellowship scheme.
  • All the other research fellows (not employed) by the Host Institution must carry out research continuously on full time basis under this fellowship scheme.
  • 3 years initially; can be extended up to a maximum 6 years depending upon the quality and the quantity of the research work done.
  • The applications for fellowship can be sent any time of the year. There is no last date.
  • The Host Institution shall forward the hard copy of the application received from the applicant after filling up Part-2 of the application form along with supporting documents signed by the Head of Dept. with their recommendation on their official letterhead.
  • Applications must be sent to: The Secy. General, Sitaram Jindal Foundation, 11, Green Avenue, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070 by post.
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Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Fellowship LevelResearcher
Subject areasScience, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture
Fellowship amountMentioned above
EligibilityOpen for Indian nationals
DeadlineRolling (apply any time of the year)


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