Scholarships for Higher Education
Posted October 13, 2008on:
Many scholarships for students are available for studying both in India and abroad. Some of the prestigious scholarships awarding bodies are listed below.
Lady Tata Memorial Trust Research Scholarship
Gift Scholarships for carrying out doctoral studies in India in the field of biomedical/medical sciences. The project should be in the field of medicine/medical biotechnology. Tenure for three years. Monthly stipend of 8000 plus a contingency grant of 20000 per year. Apply by December of every year. Eligibility MDDS/MD/MSc from any branch of biological sciences. Application must be supported with an approved research plan by a supervisor duly recognized as research guide of an university or research institute. Selection is based on initial screening and interview. For more details please write to The Director, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Bombay house, 24, Homi Modi Street, Fort Mumbai – 400001.
J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship
J.N.Tata Endowment Trust offers loan scholarships for MS/PhD studies abroad in the field of Architecture, Biochemistry, Business administration, chemistry, computer science, English Literature, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physics. Eligibility criteria are graduate with consistent academic record in the respective discipline. Selection based on initial screening of application and subsequent interview. Repayment has to be done after the completion of degree. Award amount ranges from 50000-200000. For more details write to JN Tata Endowment, Administrative Office, Mulla House, 51, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, India. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. or call +91 (22) 6665 8282. Click here to visit the website
R D Sethna Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are awarded in the field of science and technology. For more information regarding application form and application procedure write to The Chief Executive, R D Sethna Scholarship Fund, Esplanade House, 29, Waudby Road, Mumbai – 400001
R D Birla Smarak Kosh Grants
Scholarships are awarded in the form of training grants in the field of medicine, science and technology. For more information regarding application form and application procedure write to The Director, R D Birla Smarak Kosh medical research center, Bombay Hospital trust, Hospital Avenue, Mumbai – 400020
K.C. Mahindra Education Trust Scholarship
Interest free loan scholarships are awarded to the deserving students in the area of Engineering, Natural science, Medicine, Business Management, Survey and prospecting of Mineral resources of the country, Alternate sources of energy, Oceanography, Off shore drilling, Harvesting of ocean wealth, water management, Agriculture research and Engineering, Transportation, High tech electronics, Economics and other emerging areas related to science and tech. Eligibility criteria are graduate with consistent academic record. Award duration is for two years. For more information please write to The Managing Trustee, K C Mahindra Education Trust, Cecil court, Mahakavi Bhusan Marg, Mumbai 400039
Sahu Jain Trust Scholarships
Highly prestigious and huge scholarship from Indian source. Scholarships are awarded for MS/PhD studies both in India and Abroad. To be eligible for application the applicant must have secured confirmed admission in reputed universities India/Abroad. Selection is made through initial screening of application and subsequent interview. For more information please write to Inlaks Scholarships P.O. Box 2108. Delhi 110007. Click here for more information
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programs, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network. Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study. Please Click here to know more.
Six scholarships are awarded to Indian students each year for degree leading to PhD at Cambridge University. For more information write to The Office of Indian Secretary, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, PO Box 2108, Delhi 110007. Click here to visit scholarship website
Summer Fellowships are awarded to bright students and teachers to work with fellows on research-oriented projects. Approximately 75 such fellowships to students and 25 fellowships to teachers are offered every year with travel and living expenses paid. Announcements inviting applications appear in Resonance and Current Science around November-December, and the selected applicants notified by February-March can avail the fellowships for two months between April and July. The fellowship is very prestigious. M.Sc first students in any branch of life science are eligible to apply. All of the selected candidate candidates are provided with a stipend of 3000 pm. To know more about the scholarship Click Here
One of the biggest scholarships in India like Inlaks Foundation. Scholarships are awarded for postgraduate studies only (MS/PhD) both in India and abroad. Selection process is through an initial application and interview. Click here to know more.
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore administers KVPY. The “Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” is an ongoing program started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research. Available to students studying XI, XII, B.Sc., M.Sc. B.E., B.Tech, B.Arch, M.B.B.S. etc. This program strives to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country. Generous scholarships will be provided (up to the pre-PhD. level) to the selected students. For more information please write to The Convener, Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore 560012. Click here to know more.
Various fellowships are available for studies in Germany, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Italy, Portugal and other countries. Then scholarships are available for MS/PhD, and short-term research. Catch the details Click Here
Department of Higher Education Scholarships
You will a find here a wealth of information of publicly funded scholarships for all educational levels. Special provisions for SC/ST and backward classes. For more details Click Here
A total 50 number of scholarship is awarded for doctoral (PhD) studies at one of the institutes mentioned by All India Council For Technical Education in the application brochure. The scholarship is awarded for three years and can be extended further for one year. The amount of grant is 12000 INR/month and an annual contingency grant of 25000INR. To be a awardee the candidate should be in the first year of full-time doctoral programme in one of the host institutions listed in the Annexure. For more information write to All India Council for Technical Education, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, I.P.Estate, New Delhi,110002. Telephone numder 011-23392506/63/64/65/68. Click Here for more information.
These scholarships are administered by British Council India. Please Click Here to get an updated information. Scholarships are available for MS/PHD and MBA studies. Many scholarships not administered by British council are also listed on the website
India Oil Scholarships
450 Scholarships to be awarded on merit-cum-means basis. As part of Indian Oil’s social responsibility programme, the scheme provides for attractive scholarships to bright students selected on ‘merit-cum-means’ basis. For each academic year, 450 scholarships covering the first year students of 10+ / ITI, Engineering, MBBS and MBA, are formally announced through newspaper advertisements inviting applications under the Indian Oil Scholarships Scheme. Out of the total 450 scholarships, 250 scholarships for 10+/ ITI students is on zonal basis @ Rs. 1000/- per month for two years. Engineering (100) and MBBS (40) students are awarded scholarships @ Rs. 2000/- per month for four years, while MBA (60) students are entitled to a scholarship amount of Rs.2000/- per month for a duration of two years.
As part of the scheme, special encouragement is being given to girl students, physically challenged students, and students from J & K as well as the Northeast States. For scholarship details please visit IndianOil web page. Click Here
2 prestigious scholarships are awarded to Indian Nationals for study in UK. The candidates who have not received any financial support can only apply for this scholarship. Candidates must be Indian citizens, resident in India, and below 25 years of age as on September 1 in the year of the Scholarship.The Scholarship is open to students admitted for undergraduate or graduate studies at Oxford, Cambridge or London Universities, in the UK for a maximum period of three years for any of the courses offered at these Universities. (The Scholarship is not open for PhD students)Applicants should have independently gained admission to the Universities at the time of applying for these scholarships. Applications should be accompanied with the acceptance letter of admission by the University’s Admission Office. Please visit the scholarship web site. Click here
Ministry of Human Resource Development awards scholarships to girls who are only child of their parents for Postgraduate studies in India in any discipline. More information may be requested from Joint Secretary (sa), University Grants Commission, UGC block, Delhi University, South Campus Benito Juarez Marg, New Delhi- 100 021. Click here to follow link to the website.
The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities & Colleges. The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidates to undertake Postdoctoral research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Universities and Colleges. The candidate should have a doctorate degree in the relevant subject preferably with published research work to their credit and evidence of independent research work. The upper age for male applicants is 50 years as on 1 July, of the year and 55years in the case of female candidates. The total tenure is 5 (five) years (i.e. non extendable). The value of the Associateship shall be Rs.12,000/- p.m. (fixed for five years i.e. non extendable) with an annual contingency grant of 30,000/-p.a. and Departmental Assistance @ 10% of Associateship to the host Institution & H.R.A. (as per rules). The applications in the prescribed format may be sent to the JOINT SECRETARY (SA), UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, UGC BLOCK, DELHI UNIVERSITY, SOUTH CAMPUS BENITO JUAREZ MARG, NEW DELHI- 100 021, duly forwarded through the University/Institute/College where the fellow desire to undertake research work within one month from the date of issue of advertisement (non-extendable). Click here to know more about the scheme.
The Scheme has been initiated keeping in view of social background of candidates from the deprived section of the Society and to provide them opportunity to undertake Post-Graduate Level studies in professional subjects like Engg. & Tech., Management, Pharmacy (etc. in Indian Universities and Colleges). The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidates to undertake Post Graduate Level Studies in Professional Subjects at Indian Universities and Colleges. The candidate should have graduation degree in the relevant subject and obtained admissible at the Post-Gradate Level in any of the professional subject in a recognized Universities/Colleges. The upper age limit for male applicants is 45 years as on Ist July on the year of and 50 years in the case of female candidates. The tenure of fellowship for completion of Post-Graduate. The value of scholarship shall be for professional courses Rs. 5,000/-p.m. with the Contingency of Rs. 15,000/-p.a and for other courses Rs. 3,000/-p.m. with the contingency of Rs. 10,000/-p.a. respectively. The applications in the prescribed format may be sent to the JOINT SECRETARY (SA), UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, UGC BLOCK, DELHI UNIVERSITY, SOUTH CAMPUS, BENITO JUAREZ MARG, NEW DELHI- 100 021, duly forwarded through the University/Institute/College where the fellow desire to undertake research work within one month from the date of issue of advertisement (non-extendable). Click here to know more about the scheme.
The University Grants Commission awards fellowship under the above scheme for SC/ST candidates The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research in Science, Engg. & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities & Colleges. The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to SC/ST to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D in Science, Engg. & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidate should have a post graduate degree in the concerned subject. He/she should preferably be registered for M.Phil or Ph.D. in any University/Institution in India. The applications in the prescribed format given below, may be sent to the JOINT SECRETARY, (SA), UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, SOUTH CAMPUS, BENITO JUAREZ MARG, NEW DELHI-110 021 duly forwarded through the universities/Institutions/Colleges where the fellow desires to undertake research work within one month from the date of issue of advertisement (nonextendable). The application form must be filled in carefully. Attested copies of all certificates and degrees including caste/tribe certificates must be enclosed along with the Application. Direct & incomplete applications are liable to be rejected. The selection will be made on the basis of the percentage of marks of the candidates in their Post Graduate examination. The decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final.
Fellowship amount is 8000 pm plus contingency grant of 10000 pa. Click here to know more about the scheme
Council For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts all India National Eligibility Test (CSIR-UGC-NET)for the award of Junior Research Fellowship at all CSIR research laboratories and university departments for higher education leading to the degree of PhD. The test is conducted twice a year, in June and December. The test details are advertised in all leading Indian dailies. The fellowship amount is Rs 8000 pm plus a contingency grant of 20000 pa for the first two years and 10000 pm plus annual contingency of 20000 pa for the nest three years. For updated information please visit the web site
Senior research fellowships (SRF) are awarded to working professional in government research laboratories or university departments who have at least two years of research/teaching experience. Applications are invited through advertisement in leading Indian dailies. Candidates who hold M.Sc/MBBS/MD/M.Tech or equivalent are eligible to apply. The selected candidates will be enrolled for PhD. Current scholarship amount is 10000INR/month and an annual contingency grant of 25000INR.Click here to know more.
CSIR Research Associateship
A certain number of RA-ships may be awarded each year directly by CSIR to young research workers who have shown promise in original research and propose to pursue research work in science, engineering, medicine or technology on specific projects. The Associate will do full time research work on problems stated in his/her application and approved by CSIR.Under this scheme, persons possessing Doctorate (PhD/MD/MS/MDS) or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MVSc/MPharm/ME/MTech will be eligible for award as RA.The upper age limit for award of RA shall be 35 years. The upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of applicants belonging to scheduled castes/tribes, women, physically handicapped and OBC candidates. For details application process and scholarship details Click here
ICMR holds a national level examination for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through Indian Council of Medical Research. The award of Junior Research Fellowship to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding placement in a medical college / hospital / university / national laboratory / institution of higher learning and research as applicable. The selected candidates are enrolled for PhD. The amount of fellowship is Rs 8000 pm for first two years and Rs 10000 pm for the next two years. To know more Click here
Senior Research fellowships provide opportunities to bright young men and women to pursue research and training invariably leading to Ph.D/MD etc. under experienced researchers/investigators of repute in the field of biomedicine. Senior research fellowships (SRF) are awarded to working professional in government research laboratories or university departments who have at least two years of research/teaching experience. Applications for Senior Research fellows received through out the year on the prescribed format. To know more about the scheme Click here
The STS program provides an opportunity to undergraduate medical students to familiarize themselves with research techniques, methodology and also with preparing reports. It is expected that the Guides provide ample support and guidance to the student in their endeavor. Please Click here to know more.
In association with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Department of Biotechnology awards Post doctoral fellowships to Indian nationals. The applicant must possess PhD/MD/MS in Biomedical Sciences/Life Sciences. Those who have submitted the thesis are also eligible to apply. The award amount is 12,000 pm and contingency grant of 50,000 pa. The award is tenable for a period of two years. The selection is made through an interview conducted at IISc Bangalore. Click here for more details
These are recently introduced fellowships for M.Sc students in any field of Life Sciences. The fellowship is tenable in any University/Institute in India where the candidate can register for PhD. The applicants should be below the age of 28 years, and 33 years in case of reserved categories, and women candidates. Candidates with 60%(55% for reserved categories) of the total marks (equivalent in grade) are eligible. The fellowship will be initially for a period of 3 years extendable for 2 more years based on performance. By the end of 2nd year the performance of JRF will be assessed and will be upgraded to SRF. The fellowship as JRF / SRF will be @ Rs. 8, 000/-/ 9000/- per month + HRA as per host Institute norms, and a research contingency of Rs.30, 000/- per year. The candidates will be selected based on a written admission test,” Biotechnology Eligibility Test” (BET) to be conducted at five different centers, namely, Anna University (Chennai), Sri Venkateshwara College (New Delhi), West Bengal University of Technology (Kolkata), Hyderabad and University of Pune (Pune). Please click here to visit scholarship home page
DST – Young Women Scientist Award (For Women Only)
Three categories of award are available. Please click here to know more.