Indian Council of Historical Research Junior Research Fellowships
Research Areas :
Fellowship Provided by :
Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Provided to :
Candidates pursuing Ph.D. program in Historical Studies in recognized
Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi provides Junior
Research Fellowships for pursuing Ph.D. program in Historical Studies in
The selected fellows will be awarded fellowship of Rs. 17600/- (Rupees
seventeen thousand and six hundred only) per month plus contingency grant
of Rs. 16500/- (Rupees sixteen thousand and five hundred only) per annum
for a period of Two years.
The maximum number of Junior Research
Fellowships to be awarded for 2019-2020 are eighty (80) only, applying the
usual reservation for SC, ST & PwD.
The Fellowship is a whole-time
engagement for research work and cannot be combined with any other
whole-time or part-time work (for details see Terms and Conditions in the
ICHR Research Funding Rules booklet, ‘Chapter-II- Fellowships’ which is
available also on our official website i.e. www.ichr.ac.in
of the Fellowship shall be for a maximum period of Two years.
JRF will be based on an online Entrance Test and
Eligibility Criteria :
Candidates who have registered in recognized Universities for Ph.D.
programme in Historical Studies are eligible to apply for the Fellowship
- On the basis of the expert's assessment (if recommended), selected candidates shall be
required to make a presentation for half an hour on the proposed subject of research.
- The award of the Fellowship will be decided by a Committee of specialists, on the basis
of the expert's evaluation of the proposal
the presentation made by the candidate.
- The award of PDF will be through a presentation followed by interview to be hel
ICHR offices and
date & venue will be announced in the website
The examination will be conducted in 02 Stages.
- STAGE I:
a) Stage I examination will consist of 100 online Objective
type questions. Each question will carry 01 mark (Total 100 marks).
There will be no negative marking.
c) The candidate has to choose his/her
area of specialisation (Ancient/ Medieval/
Modern India) at the time of
filling online JRF application form. All the questions in the question
paper will be based on the area of specialisation opted by the candidate
in the application form.
- STAGE II:
a) The candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit of
Stage I examination will be called for the Presentation and Interview.
b) Each shortlisted candidate will make a Presentation based on his/her
registered PhD research topic (8-10 minutes, preferably PowerPoint)
followed by an interview.
c) Presentation and Interview will carry a
maximum of 60 marks.
d) All shortlisted candidates should bring their
Hall Tickets issued for Stage I entrance exam while coming for the
Presentation and Interview.
a) The Stage I entrance
examination will be held at following centres of ICHR:
i. New Delhi
b) The Stage II (Presentation
and Interview) will be conducted at the ICHR, Headquarters, Delhi
Selection will be on the basis of entrance exam . Merit will be drawn
on the basis of aggregate marks of Stage I and II, that is, 100 + 60 = 160
How to apply
Eligible and interested scholars may apply on-line through the ICHR
Hard copy of the application generated after filling of online application
[with auto generated number] duly signed and along with the requisite
documents should be submitted.
The applicant should attach self attested copies of the
certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, experience
and signed copy of check list etc., and send by post to the following
Indian Council of Historical Research
No. 35 Ferozeshah Road
New Delhi – 110001.
An application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) shall be paid
in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the DDO, ICHR,
[payable at Delhi]. (candidates belonging to SC/ST/Persons with
Disability (PWD) category are exempted from payment of the fee).
Submission of application both online and printout of the same along with
computer generated unique ID number is mandatory. Hard copies of
applications without unique Id. Number will not be accepted.
Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
35 Ferozeshah Road