Study Grant

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ICSSR – SRC Guidelines for Study Grant
The following are the guidelines for the scrutiny of applications and award of grant under the Study Grant scheme by the Study Grant Committee:

1. Objectives
1.1. The primary objective of the Study Grant Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the PhD Research Scholars from different disciplines of Social Sciences and interdisciplinary social science areas for visiting libraries/institutions for their research work.

2. Eligibility
2.1. An applicant is an individual PhD Research Scholar applying through his/her Institution. The applicant gets the grant thrice during the tenure of his/her PhD after successful completion of Pre-PhD examination/Course work and before the completion of 4 years of PhD period.

3. Notification
3.1. The applications shall be submitted once in a financial year in response to the notification. The notification usually comes during the 1st week of August each financial year and the last date for submission of application is 30 September every year.

4. Requirements for Submission of Application
4.1. The Study Grant application should be submitted in the prescribed format with all the requisite documents before 30th September . The application must be rooted through the Head of the Department/Institution. Only applications completed in all respects shall be considered.
4.2. The application for Study Grant will be considered only if it is accompanied by the following documents:-
a. Duly filled in Application Form with Photo and Signature of the HoD.
b. PhD Joining Report along with Order Copy
c. True copy of Pre – PhD/Course work Pass Certificate
d. Synopsis of the PhD work
e. Community certificate in case of a candidate belonging to BC/SC/ST/Physically challenged
f. Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute with regard to Non-Receipt of any Fellowship (ICSSR, UGC, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, Nehru Memorial Library and Non-NET etc.)
g. Justification letter from the Supervisor with regard to visit of different Universities as mentioned in the application.
h. The Progress Report on the work already done on the Research Proposal duly signed by the Supervisor and the head of the Department/Institution

5. Requirements for Award of Grant
5.1. The applicant may visit one city each time for availing the grant to collect the requisite resources for his/her PhD work. The applicant should not visit cities that are already covered in his/her earlier visits.
5.2. The applicants from Hyderabad are advised to visit different Universities/Institutions which are equipped with good library resources/ facilities in other States. Apart from other Universities, the applicants are advised to visit ICSSR Research Institutes located across India. The decision of the Committee is final with regard to the selection of the libraries in different cities. Once the Order is given, the change in the visit of the Libraries shall not be entertained.
5.3. Application completed in all respects shall be evaluated by the Deans Committee headed by the Honorary Director, ICSSR-SRC. Approval/ Rejections of proposals shall be as per the recommendations of the Committee.
5.4. The Study grant should be availed within 3 months from the date of the issue of sanction order. The claims for TA/DA after the stipulated period shall not be entertained.
5.5. Detailed Report on the accomplishment of the purpose of the visit to different Libraries counter signed by the Supervisor.
5.6 The applicant is eligible for Second Class Sleeper Rail fare (No Tatkal) / Govt. RTC Bus fare (Non A/c) from the place of the University where the Scholar is registered to the place of visit (where libraries are located) and back (After the submission of the Original Travel Tickets). The Centre will not entertain any Private Bus fares. Apart from the travel, the applicant shall be paid an allowance of Rs.500/- per day to meet boarding and lodging expenses. Further, an additional amount of Rs.2000/- shall be paid to meet the local conveyance and other miscellaneous expenses.



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