Prime Minister's Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research

Organisation:  Department of Science & Technology, GOI & CII

Apply By:  06 Feb . 2018

Prime Minister's Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research
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The Scheme

The scheme is for supporting aspiring PhD scholars with lucrative scholarship (up to Rs. 8.7 lakh per annum--amount subject to revision as per current JRF/SRF slabs), 50% of which will be provided by government and balance 50% by a sponsoring industry, for doing research for four years and the research fellow will receive PhD degree by doing this industrial research.

Open-Ended Applications

A candidate can register on the portal of PM Fellowship if she/he has been registered for fulltime PhD in last 14 months from the date of submission of applications. This has been done to accommodate the various university / institute rules that vary from 6 months to 14 months’ time period for final registration to PhD from the time of initial enrollment, which includes course work in institute for two semesters.

The applicants must firm up their alliance with industry before applying.


One doctoral fellow and one industry will apply jointly. The application has to be filled by the doctoral fellow

Doctoral fellow should have registered for full-time PhD in last 14 months from the date of submission of applications in any recognized Indian University / Institute / Research Laboratory

Doctoral fellow should obtain ‘No Objection’ from his/her Institution before applying

Doctoral fellow should have identified (before applying) an industry partner/co-applicant who should be ready to support the research project financially and also lend technical and intellectual support

Areas of research should be in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine The topic of research should have practical relevance and industrial application

The candidate and the proposed research topic should qualify on criteria of excellence and relevance and be of technical and scientific merit

The selected doctoral fellow should be willing to work with / in industry as and when required by the industry partner during the project period

The research duration should not be more than four years leading to award of PhD degree to the doctoral fellow

How to Apply

Applications have to be submitted online

For applying, log on to:   


SERB, DST, Government of India : Email:

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII):  &

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