Applications are invited for JPNR Fellowship – MAHATMA JOTIBA PHULE NATIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JPNRF) Last date 30 May 2015
INTRODUCTION: As a tribute to the father of Social Revolution in India, BARTI has launched the first national research fellowship in the name of Mahatma Jotiba Phule. Through the grant of JPNRF to organic intellectuals, BARTI aims to encourage research that would instil the importance of rationality and universal humanism championed by Mahatma Phule. Mahatma Phule’s social reform derives its strength from the importance of scientific temperament and knowledge that characterised his struggle for social justice and education for the disadvantaged.BARTI invites applications from Scheduled Caste candidates of Maharashtra for the Award of M.Phil. / Ph.D. Fellowships. The number of fellowships awarded each year would be 25. Of these 13 will be reserved for SC women candidates and 1 for Persons with Disability. The fellowship scheme is formulated and funded by BARTI and named as “Mahatma Jotiba Phule National Research Fellowship” (JPNRF). The JPNR Fellowships are open to Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates belonging to Maharashtra who wish to pursue regular and fulltime M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering &Technology in India.
OBJECTIVE of JPNR Fellowship :The fellowship has been initiated for SC candidates to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research. The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to the students belonging to SC to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees (full-time) in Indian Universities / Institutions / Colleges approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act and in Non-Universities / Institutions.
The guidelines of this fellowship are on the lines of “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowship”.
TARGET GROUP & ELIGIBILITY
TARGET GROUP: The SC candidates, who have passed the Post-Graduation examination in the concerned discipline and who desire to pursue full-time research and are not recipients of the JRF of UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET / RGNF/ BANRF or any other fellowship.
ELIGIBILITY for JPNR Fellowship:The fellowship is open for the SC candidates belonging to Maharashtra State. The Candidate should have passed the Post Graduate examination. The Candidate should belong to the State of Maharashtra. The selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates. The candidate may not have necessarily registered for M.Phil. /Ph.D. at the time of application.
However, in such cases, the candidate must get herself /himself registered for M.Phil. / Ph.D. at the first available opportunity but not later than/ within a period of two years from the receipt of fellowship award letter from BARTI. This period is not extendable.
However, the actual payment of the fellowship will be made with effect from the date of joining or the date of approval of fellowship – whichever is later. All candidates will have to undergo a process of Interviews through a Committee constituted by BARTI for being selected for the fellowship.