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Organisation : Indian Council of Historical Research
Scholarship Name : Post Doctoral Fellowship 2020-2021
Applicable For : PhD Students
Applicable State/UTs : All Over India
Application Last Date : 06.01.2020 (Date is Extended)
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ICHR Post Doctoral Fellowship

Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the Post Doctoral Fellowships of ICHR for the year 2020-21.

Related :
ICHR Junior Research Fellowship JRF 2020-21 :

ICHR SAF Senior Academic Fellowship 2020-21 :


Scholars who have shown significant competence in research work, having been awarded their PhD or have done equivalent research work of merit in History or its allied subjects, and desire to work on approved research themes at recognized Institutions of Research or Universities under the guidance of a senior scholar.

The applicants for the Fellowship should be affiliated with a University or a research institute of repute.

How To Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the PDF 2020-21

Steps :
Step 1 : Eligible and interested scholars may apply in prescribed application form. The candidates are requested to download the application form from our website or you can directly download it from below mentioned link.

Download Application Form :

Step 2 : A detailed synopsis (Five copies) on the proposed research topic should be submitted (both soft copy & hard copy) along with the application and requisite documents/certificates.

Step 3 : The applicant should attach self attested copies of the certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, research experience and signed copy of check list etc., and to be sent by post to the following address

Member Secretary
Indian Council of Historical Research
No. 35, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi – 110001.

Step 4 : And also, soft copy / electronic copy should be sent through email (adr.pdf [AT] )

Notification :

Fee :
An application fee of Rs. 600/- (Rupees six 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].

Fellowship Amount

The selected fellows will be awarded fellowship of Rs.30800/- per month and contingency grant of Rs.22000/-per annum for a period of two years.

Mode Of Selection

** On the basis of the experts’ 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 experts’ evaluation of the proposal and the presentation made by the candidate.

** The award of PDF will be through a presentation followed by interview to be held at ICHR offices and date & venue will be announced in the website.

General Conditions

i. Indian Council of Historical Research reserves the right
a. to fix criteria for screening the applications so as to shortlist candidates to be called for interview;

b. to increase/decrease the number of fellowships on its own discretion.
c. not to award any of the advertised fellowships.
ii. Application of Reservation rules in the award of Fellowships is subject to certain clarifications to be received from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

iii. The ICHR does not protect pay of any candidate selected for the PDF. They are eligible only for fellowship grant only on whole time award.

iv. Applications for PDF should be submitted along with non-refundable fee of Rs.600/- (Please note – Any deviation from the prescribed mode of payment will not be acceptable).
v. Incomplete applications as well as applications received after the prescribed date will be rejected.

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  1. Dr. Subhasini Aryan

    I `d like to know if the ICHR has taken any decision on SAR (Senior Advanced Res. Fellowships) for which I had applied.
    My name : Dr. Subhasini Aryan

  2. sir this fellowship only for those students who has worked in history subject??

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