ICPR invites Applications for Junior Research Fellowship 2013-14

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    Junior Research Fellowship 2013-14

    Applications invited for ICPR Junior Research Fellowship 2013-14 (2nd time)

    The Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) invites application for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from eligible scholars against available seats for the year 2013-14

    Those who are registered for Ph.D degrees in Philosophy or its allied areas of study as given below can apply for the fellowship



    Fellowship: The main objective of ICPR Fellowship Scheme is to promote research in philosophy and the related areas by providing fellowship and other opportunities to scholars, especially the young scholars, to help them engage on a whole time basis in research projects on the themes of their choice taken up for Ph. D., Degrees at different Universities/Institutions across India

    The major areas of investigation identified by the Council in the field of philosophy and related disciplines are mentioned

    The Council encourages research in the following major areas of investigation

    Theories of Truth and Knowledge; Basic Values Embodied in Indian Culture and their relevance to National Reconstruction; Normative Inquiries (Ethics and Aesthetics); Interdisciplinary Inquiries (Ethics and Aesthetics); Philosophy, Science and Technology; Philosophy of Man and Environment; Social and Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law; Comparative and Critical Study in the Philosophical Systems/Movements and Religion; Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics and Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Social Sciences

    Terms and Conditions and Eligibility Criteria:

    The candidate for a Junior Research Fellowship should have secured at least 55% marks in post-graduation

    This condition, however, is Relaxable to the candidates where papers/articles have been published in reputed journal in philosophy

    Registration to Ph.D. programme in Philosophy or in the topic that comes under the areas of study given above is required to avail this fellowship

    Institutional affiliation is essential for Junior Research Fellowship; the fellowship is not available to the candidates pursuing M.Phil, degree/course/programme

    The fellowship is not available to such candidates who are receiving any other fellowship at present, and those who have accepted the same fellowship from the Council

    The candidate is required to provide five copies of a synopsis of his/her proposed project proposal along with his/her application; the length of the synopsis should not exceed

    It should, sharply focus on the project and should exhibit acquaintance with the problem and the question to be dealt with. In case the application is invited by internet, the specific instruction will be provided for that

    The fellowship carries a grant of Rs.16,000/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs.15,000/- per annum; there is no provision for pay protection in this category of fellowship

    The Junior Research Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years. However, if the work done by the fellow during his/her tenure is found publication worthy, the fellowship may be extended to the third year in such exceptional cases

    The award of the Fellowship is not restricted to the applicants only

    The Council reserves the right to consider the name of any person for the award of fellowship even though he/she may not have applied for the same

    Reservation: Reservation will be made for SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged candidates as per rules of Govt., of India as practiced in educational institutions

    Application Procedure: Applications for the award of fellowships may be submitted in the prescribed format which will be scrutinized by the Council; after scrutiny of applications, the eligible candidates will be called for test and/or interview to assess the merit of the scholar and the project proposal

    The Council’s decision regarding the award of the fellowships and related matters is final

    Instruction for Filling up the Application Form and Communicating to ICPR:

    Preparation: Take a look of application format, terms and conditions, general Informations and instructions

    Prepare soft copy of all attachments and prepare Demand Draft of Rs. 50/- drawn in favour of ICPR, New Delhi, to the Director, (P&R)

    Filling the Format: The Application format is provided in MS Word format and in PDF; use the Ms-Word format

    Copy the application format and make a soft copy of the filled-in-application form as an Ms-Word File, in pages size A4, and type the data using Arial Narrow fonts of 10 Size in relevant fields

    The format can also be filled up by using Hindi Script, which can be readable in any computer

    You may also use transliteration, for mentioning the topic, if it is in Hindi or Sanskrit by using English script; keep sufficient margins and make sure that the file can be opened up in any computer without changing the formatting and fonts

    A PDF version of the same filled-in-application may also be prepared

    Prepare soft copy of the attachments, if any; also keep a printout of all of them and test the file by opening and closing in a different computer, and sort out, if there is any problem

    Sending the Application to ICPR:

    Send the filled-in-application in word format, PDF format and attachments, if any at the email address given at the top of the format (with a copy to the concerned personnel at the email provided below)

    Receive an email confirmation and SL. No. of your application in 2 working days, in all normal situations

    After receiving, take a printout of this, add it with printout of the filled-in-application form, that you have kept before, and take signature of the applicant, the Supervisor and the HOD in the relevant fields in the printed filled-in-application, and attach the demand draft (mentioning SL. No, of application, name and address of the applicant behind it)

    Send all these to the Director (P&R) at the Council’s address www.icpr.in/Fellowship-Application-Format.doc

    Please use the MS. Word format for filling the data

    Important Dates:

    Last date of receiving application is 15th November, 2013

    Test and Interview in 01st or 2nd week of December 2013

    (This specific advertisement is meant to select the candidates for Junior Research fellowship (JRF) against the available seats for 2013-14 batch)



    Indian Council of Philosophical Research

    (Govt of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development)

    Dharshan Bhawan, 36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area

    (Near Batra Hospital) M.B Road, New Delhi-110062, Website: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, ICPR, New Delhi

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