National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities for pursuing higher education

Scheme Name National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities for pursuing higher education
Purpose To support students with disabilities for pursuing higher education leading to degrees such as M. Phil. and Ph.D. in India..
Agency UGC & Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Govt/PVT Govt
Eligibility Any student with disabilities who has been admitted to M.PhiI./Ph.D. degree in a University or academic institution by completing the required formalities for admission at that University or academic institution is eligible for the award of Fellowship subject to provision of the scheme.

After two years, if the progress in the research work of the awardee is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of three years as Senior Research Fellowship (SRF).

(i) Academic record – attested copies of relevant certificates/mark sheets for the qualifying examination.
(ii) Proof of annual income – Proof of income shall include last salary slip of parent/guardian, acknowledgement of income tax/income certificate from revenue official/gazetted officer/public representative e.g. MP, MLA, MLC, Panchayat officials etc.;
(iii) Attested copy of Disability certificate;
(iv) Attested copy of Aadhar Card;
(v) Course fee receipt if any, duly paid during the academic session & verified by institution.
(vi) Enclose Receipt/invoice of eligible assistive devices purchased from authorized dealer having VAT/TIN/CST No.
(recommended by the Institute)
(vii) Copy of all enclosure must be attested.
(viii) Candidate must enclose Bonafide certificate duly sign/seal head of the institute with Photo duly attested
Last date July
1 Fellowship Rs.25,000/- p.m. for initial two years (Junior Research Fellowship (JRF),

Rs.28,000/- p.m. for remaining tenure (Senior Research Fellowship (SRF).

2 Contingency for Humanities and Social Science (including Arts/Fine Arts) @ Rs. 10,000/- p.a. for initial two years

@ Rs. 20,500/- p.a. for remaining tenure

3 Contingency for Science, Engineering & Technology @ Rs. 12,000/- p.a. for initial two years

@ Rs. 25,000/- p.a. for remaining tenure

4 Departmental assistance (All subjects) @ Rs. 3,000/- p.a. per student to the host institute for providing infrastructure
5 Escort/Reader assistance (All subjects) @ Rs. 2,000/- p.m. in cases of candidates with physical and visual disabilities

Duration of Fellowship

Name of the Course Maximum duration Admissibility of JRF and SRF
M.Phil 2 years 2 years NIL
Ph.D 5 years 2 years Remaining 3 years
M.Phil + Ph.D 5 years 2 years Remaining 3 years
No. Of Awardee 200
Procedure online
Apply online
Phone Number 011 – 45088638, 45803730, 40541355
Address National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation,PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry,PHD House, 4/2, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi – 110016.