Teachers who have a doctorate degree and have shown excellence in their fields are considered for the award. The Research Award is given to only those lecturers, senior lecturers, and selection-grade lecturers, readers and professors who are in continuous regular service in a recognised institution on permanent posts and are under 45 years of age at the time of submission of their application. In the case of Women, SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ Physically Handicapped. Minorities the age limit shall be 50 years. The awardee will be eligible to avail of the Research Award only once.


The objectives of the scheme are to provide opportunities to regularly appoint permanent teachers of universities/institutions to pursue research in their area(s) of specialisation for a period of two years without undertaking any research guidance. A provision for extension of tenure of Research Award has been made for one year only on the recommendation of the subject experts in exceptional cases. The total numbers of 100 slots are available under the scheme every alternate year.

In order to remain in touch with the latest developments in their respective areas of teaching and research, the awardees may take classes/teach in their place of work/institution of implementation of the Award, without any additional remuneration. This period of teaching is inclusive of the full tenure of the award.

Regularly appointed permanent teachers who have a doctorate degree and have shown an aptitude for research may apply for the Award. They must have been published papers/ articles in reputed/referred journals, and have made contributions to editorial boards, collaborative research nationally, internationally or with industries/national organisations and universities/institutions recognised under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. The applicant should possess a Ph.D degree.

Lecturers, senior lecturers, and selection-grade lecturers, readers and professors who are finally selected for the Award are eligible for taking classes marginally as already 3 prescribed above. However, they are restricted from taking any other assignment paid/unpaid during their tenure.

Dharmesh Shah: dashah@inflibnet.ac.in

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